Arts & Culture

Mackenthun’s market started with a dream and some tasty homemade sausage back in 1917, making this year its 100th anniversary.

Just shy of his 50th birthday, Kevin Kuhn’s budding midlife crisis suddenly compelled him to write a book. Previously, Kuhn’s writing had mostly been limited to journaling. “I just started writing,” he says. “I didn’t talk to a publisher or do any research. It was somewhat cathartic.”

You’ve written a song or two and perfected your favorite pop tune in front of a mirror, but you have a crippling fear of performing on a real stage. To get up in front of an audience would be like jumping out of an airplane for the first time. Be encouraged—there is a safe place to land.

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany, taking the United States into World War I. Many Germans, attempting to flee from the horrors of the war, immigrated to the United States.

While driving past a senior living community, do you ever wonder about the life happening inside? Maybe parents, grandparents or family friends are residents.

The Scottish are coming—to Schram Vineyards, Winery and Brewery when it hosts the Highland Games from noon-4 p.m. on June 24. The heavy games (strongman competition in kilts) feature the caber toss and kettlebells.

This photo from five-time Last Glance winner Christine Neff Kojetin of Eden Prairie was taken in her backyard. It transpired while she was enjoying her garden, one which she has cultivated with flowers to attract butterflies—including swallowtails, which seem to love the flowers she has planted.

There are musicians who are rich and famous, go on tours with entourages and have their names spelled correctly on marquees —and then there’s the rest of us.

When one looks out at a tree in a home’s yard, the eye may not immediately recognize the changes that develop in a year’s time. The leaves may have turned, or new buds may be sprouting, but the core of the tree appears to essentially stand firm. Look again.

A large framed world map stretches across a wall in Bill Foudray’s office. The map hangs several feet directly across from his chair, perched behind two large computers on his desk.

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