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Where are they now?: Freedom to Free Energy

Where are they now?: Freedom to Free Energy

Flash back to 1996. The Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, Oasis, Mariah Carey, Metallica, Bush and Coolio ruled Billboard charts, and British pop group the Spice Girls released its first hit song “Wannabe.”

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County narrowly approves mining ordinance changes

After a contentious 3-2 vote, the Goodhue County Board approved a list of amendments to the county’s mining ordinance Tuesday afternoon. The board will consider making additional amendments and the possibility of extending the county’s mining moratorium for another year before it expires Sept. 6.

Goodhue pastor steps down, but not out

Goodhue pastor steps down, but not out

A lot has changed in Goodhue County since the 1970s, but there is one thing residents have always been able to rely on: the guidance and support of Father Bruce Peterson.

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Time to get Free

Time to get Free

Local indie-pop or classic rock music lovers along with proud Red Wing patrons will be treated to a one-of-kind opportunity when Free Energy comes to town next week.

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All-Area Softball: Wagner's return home pays off

All-Area Softball: Wagner's return home pays off

Early in her high-school career, hockey pulled Lydia Wagner away from her hometown. But the Zumbrota native returned, and the Cougars’ softball team reaped the benefits

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All-Area Softball: Zumbrota-Mazeppa dominates All-Area lineup

Top-ranked Cougars with four All-Area selections and two honorable mentions

Amateur Baseball: Aces stomp Wisconsin state champs

Amateur Baseball: Aces stomp Wisconsin state champs

Mike Stegora showed up to the game Tuesday unsure which team the Red Wing Aces were facing at the Red Wing Athletic Field.

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Amateur Baseball: Love of the game carries on for Gibarts

Amateur Baseball: Love of the game carries on for Gibarts

Baseball is a family game.

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Amateur Baseball: Aces down Coon Rapids at home invite

Amateur Baseball: Aces down Coon Rapids at home invite

Aaron Johnson’s pitch count kept rising and his effectiveness improved with it.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1049/50/50/ FORUM COMMUNICATIONS
Sandretsky named editor of Lake County News Chronicle
TWO HARBORS, Minn. -LaReesa Sandretsky has been named editor of the Lake County News Chronicle. Sandretsky, a native of Duluth, and a Two Harbors High School graduate, joined the News Chronicle in ...
7/28/14 at 2:28 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2065/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Sunrise and sunset - nature's most beautiful illusions
Every day the sun rises, crosses the sky and sets. And it does it again and again and again like the perpetually repeating cycle of events in the movieGroundhog Day. Except perhaps for a few remain...
7/28/14 at 1:28 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/375/50/50/ CAPITOL CHATTER
2008 amendment offers buffet of outdoors, arts funds
By Don Davis The moose population in northern Minnesota's forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants. "All of us came together on this project, Minnesota Mo...
7/24/14 at 10:02 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3650/50/50/ RIVERTOWN SPORTS ROUNDUP
NFL, NCAA stories take twists
For those following the Vikings/NFL and NCAA Men's Basketball closely these won't be new topics. But controversial stories with potentially long-term ramifications came out in recent weeks. Kluwe vs ...
7/23/14 at 4:14 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/495/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
Night fishing will open July 21 on Mille Lacs Lake
The night-fishing ban for walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In past years, the Mille Lacs Lake night cl...
7/14/14 at 3:21 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3397/50/50/ THE PERIPHERY
Let's Go Safari!
You knew this post was coming. Probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Africa (or at least African tourism) is a safari. But while we all have a good idea of what these excursions...
7/27/14 at 2:00 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2895/50/50/ LIVING IN RETIREMENT
Teaching Grandkids about Money... Money Does Not Grow on Trees
At this point in our lives we've raised our own kids andhopefully the values we struggled to impart before they left home have become part of their family lives. Now they'reraising our grandchildren...
7/25/14 at 11:13 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3583/50/50/ HEALTHY THINKING MINNESOTA
Our ‘inalienable right’ to better health
GLOW IMAGES We have the right to be free of ill-health. In that spirit, my California colleague, Eric Nelson, shared this. I actually saw the play he refers to when it had its world premiere in Minn...
7/3/14 at 10:22 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2099/50/50/ LUPULIN LIBATIONS
Beer Brief #58 - John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale
Brewery - Cold Spring Brewing Company, Cold Spring, Minnesota Beer - John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale Style - Imperial cream and brown ales blended and aged on brandy oak spirals ABV - 9...
6/10/14 at 10:26 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3012/50/50/ COLLABORATIVE MN
Words from Emily Stevenson
The start of a new year tends to bring the expectation of renewal and change. Often times our energies and goals are focused only on making meaningful physical changes. While these are important, i...
1/17/14 at 10:24 AM