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Never Too Late for School

Dear Educators: Judy Schaubach, President, Education Minnesota; Dennis Halvorses, President Minnesota School Boards Association; Chris Hazelton, President Minnesota Association of Charter Schools; James B. Field, President, Minnesota Independed School Forum

Chef’s Choice

Where do the Twin Cities’ top toques go to eat after a day in a hot kitchen? In the waning hours of any given evening, you’ll likely find several of

Calendar Awareness

To: Hugh Andrews, President and CEO, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, Missouri; Mike Brown, Vice President of Sales, Brown Trout Publishers, El Segundo, California; Walter Weintz, CEO, Workman Publishing, New


A frustrating incongruity of my advancing age is that, despite my waistline’s ceaseless expansion, my appetite is undergoing a definite contraction. Long gone are the days when a 24-ounce steak

A River Divides It

To: Robert Bruininks, University of Minnesota President   For those of us who have lived within sight of the University of Minnesota, or who crossed the bridge between West and
Playing Favorites (1)

Playing Favorites (1)

Local business people—who are avid golfers—share some of their favorite courses in Minnesota and elsewhere.

You’re Getting Warmer…Warmer…

Just days prior to the deadline for this month’s column, news shot through the foodie community about a new Chinese place in St. Paul that sounded too good to be

Our Taxing Dilemma

To: Senator Norm Coleman, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Congressman Jim Ramstad Once again, it is income tax time. This time of year brings to mind two dilemmas: our profligate

It Could Have Been Jean-Georges

Here’s a brief quiz on the Twin Cities hotel dining scene (no peeking at the answers at the bottom of the next page): Name the hotel associated with each of