July 19, 2010
Annual camp offers students in grades 9-12 the rare opportunity to explore the medical field
Winona State University and HealthForce Minnesota will present the third annual Scrubs Camp July 25-30 on WSU’s main campus.
Scrubs Camp offers students in grades 9-12 the rare opportunity to explore the medical field. Participants will live on campus for five days, experience a variety of hands-on healthcare activities and workshops, and be exposed to several career options. Students will examine the careers of dentistry, nursing, public...
July 16, 2010
I don't know anybody who doesn't like pancakes. When you say the word "pancake" most Americans will conjure up a vision of a stack of hotcakes, topped with a big melting pat of butter and maple syrup (most likely maple flavored syrup) dripping down the side. Now there is nothing wrong with this vision. One of these days we can talk about those kind of pancakes, because I really want you to know how to make the real thing. It is SO EASY and...
July 14, 2010
Conservative group Minnesota Majority has put out a "study" claiming that felons voted in the 2008 election and their ballots put Al Franken in the U.S. Senate.
Except they didn't.
July 10, 2010
It is mid summer in Minnesota. Time for family picnics. Reunions. Potlucks in the park. Cold fried chicken. Bread and butter sandwiches. Baked beans. And potato salad. If you are lucky, homemade potato salad. Grandma style. Which is different from sophisticated minimalist French style. I am ecumenical when it comes to potato salad. I like just about any kind - if it is homemade.
July 7, 2010
Jennifer Rogers creates sweet, decadent treats using locally sourced ingredients and a bit of food science at Mon Petit Cupcake in Winona, Minn.
Below dozens of apartments, a handful of attorneys’ offices and one Department of Public Safety headquarter awaits a sweet surprise.
July 6, 2010
Salt and health and processed foods - a rant I promise you that I am going to discuss kosher salt v. sea salt v. ordinary iodized table salt. But before we get to the cooking part I just HAVE to have a little talk with you about salt and health and processed foods. If you are a political junkie like me, this is a fascinating topic. If you are not, well you owe it to yourself to at least hit the high points.
July 3, 2010
About four hundred years ago corn was the only available grain in the Americas, except for wild rice. Over the decades other grains became widely available, though often more expensive. By then the colonists "had discovered that they had been educated into liking cornbread". (Eating in America by Waverly Root and Richard de Rochemont) Growing, grinding and eating corn continued to be an important part of the American way of life.
June 28, 2010
Students from Winona's Cotter High School submitted photographs, paintings, poems, literary pieces and artwork to be published in their annual literary magazine
Enjoy the selections from the 2010 Cotter High School Literary Magazine. Artwork is published above and poetry and prose are below.
by Sun Ah Han
June 28, 2010
Faith Lutheran Church in Winona, Minn., hosted its first pet blessing service, allowing parishioners and community members a chance to connect with their animals spiritually
Faith Lutheran Church welcomed not only parishioners and community members to their service Sunday, June 27, but also their four-legged friends. In honor of all of God’s creatures, Faith Lutheran Church in Winona, Minn., provided a pet blessing during the 9:30 a.m. service, giving members the opportunity to share their animals with the rest of the congregation.
June 27, 2010
Salon features this interview with Christopher Ryan, the co-author (with Cacilda Jethá) of the book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Sexuality. Ryan argues that pre-agricultural mankind had non-monogamous sex lives and that our contemporary mixture of sexuality with absolute monogamy in marriage distorts both. Here are some excerpts of Ryan's comments: