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Remember When ... We had no bar codes

Published May. 21 2018

I am old enough to remember when bar codes did not exist. Grocery clerks memorized the prices of each individual...

The Way It Was: Levee breaks in overflow of Red River

Published May. 21 2018

110 years ago: May 21, 1908: RED RIVER OVERFLOW DESTROYS SPIRIT LAKE LEVEE

Pare down, live it up

Published May. 21 2018

Dear Readers: Today's Sound On is about having self-control with credit cards.—Heloise

Gym work results in arm-wrestling success

Published May. 21 2018

Dear Abby: I'm average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a...

A piece of railroad history and a new dream for downtown

Published May. 19 2018

On a Friday afternoon when it feels like summer is close at hand, the silvery gray of a railroad car...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: Gunflint Burning

Published May. 19 2018

In the acknowledgments of his riveting account of the Ham Lake Fire of 2007, Cary Griffith freely admits that he...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: How It Happened

Published May. 19 2018

It's what every investigator hopes for: a tough case finally solved when one of the criminals confesses, providing solid details...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: The Education of Will

Published May. 19 2018

In "The Education of Will" (newly out in paperback), dog behaviorist Patricia B. McConnell writes a dual memoir of her...

Beginning at the finish line

Published May. 19 2018

WATERVILLE, Maine—A Maine couple decided to get nice and muddy for their wedding day.

More than skin deep

Published May. 19 2018

BELOIT, Wis.—Wedding officiate and Rock County Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer may have officiated more than 4,000 weddings, but April 20...

Romania catches royal wedding fever

Published May. 19 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania—Royal wedding fever is catching on in Romania. Though not for that royal wedding.

County could snatch $1M in wedding license money from organization from agency

Published May. 19 2018

LAS VEGAS—The Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority soon could lose a big chunk of its funding used to promote...

Man upset his family has no concept of wedding etiquette

Published May. 19 2018

Dear Abby: I belong to a family that doesn't respond to RSVPs for weddings or wedding showers. They often arrive...

Make sure dog's life is a happy one

Published May. 19 2018

Dear Heloise: We are in the market for a new, furry family member of the canine variety, and we were...

Volunteer Opportunities

Published May. 19 2018

Volunteer Opportunities for May 20, 2018

Follow these top 10 lifestyle steps to stay healthy

Published May. 19 2018

When it comes to staying healthy or reclaiming your health, we always advocate getting 10,000 steps a day and eating...

A look behind the scenes of the making of Dungeons & Dragons

Published May. 19 2018

The elevator doors close behind you and you face a dragon. Razor-toothed creatures, some sleek as steel and others as...

Hiring a housecleaner-questions to ask

Published May. 19 2018

You don't have to be wealthy to hire a maid service or residential cleaning services near you.

New design trends to try in every room of your home

Published May. 19 2018

Sometimes, moving the furniture around isn't enough. We need something new and inspiring—something we can fall in love with. And,...

For spring, window treatments with flair and impact

Published May. 19 2018

Even the simplest window treatments have an important role to play in the look of a room.

Bestsellers

Published May. 19 2018

Bestsellers for May 20, 2018

Designer creates unique covers for already-published books

Published May. 19 2018

CHICAGO—Several years ago Jenny Volvovski decided she would design book covers for books that already had covers. Often perfectly good...

Kate DiCamillo: 'I write about the things that occupy my heart'

Published May. 19 2018

Kate DiCamillo, the award-winning author of modern classics such as "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "The Tale of Despereaux," is the...