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The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges
There are more bridge types that make Des Moines one of the most populous bridges in the Midwest. As we will see in this part, truss bridges were just as popular of a bridge design as the arch bridg...
10/28/13 at 9:58 AM The Bridges of Des Moines, Iowa Part I: Night bridge photo tour 9/25/13 at 4:59 AM
Fitch's Bridge coming down 4/18/13 at 6:34 AM
Die winter, die
I think winter needs to close its show and move out of town. I cannot remember a recent winter which has overstayed its welcome to such perfection as the one most current. As a young man near Viking,...
3/23/13 at 5:06 AM Rural Reflections Radio 8/9/12 at 9:26 AM
Pembina Trail Ride 8/4/12 at 4:23 AM
Something Different: A Community of Independent Thinkers
I know it's frustrating when people say this to you, but it's actually a good sign: "No one else has ever had a problem with this." This tiresome phrase, calculated to squash you down and ...
5/3/12 at 1:56 PM
Copenhagenization: The contagion that could change the way we think of bicycles
Heres a pop quiz for you to consider before you read the column further: What is Copenhagenization and who thought of the idea to begin with? When I first heard of the term Copenhagenization, it wa...
10/24/11 at 9:17 AM Look, Listen, and Learn 10/8/10 at 1:16 PM
Back at it
June was kind of a tough month for me as far as running goes. Well, I guess it wasn't tough, mostly because I hardly ran!! I had a bit of a tendon problem in my left ankle where every time I ran it wo...
7/21/11 at 5:27 PM
Sweet and Spicy and Everything Not Always Nice
Valentine's Day is coming up, and I saw this great recipe in the paper in theDNT paper this a.m.for my recipe addiction file. It was Sugar and Spice Popcorn made with brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and m...
2/9/11 at 8:09 AM
Painting of axe and log rock
Jeanette Korpela (Carlton) created a painting of the axe and log rock (incised side) with an imagined background. The axe and log rock is close to the Scanlon park and ride, but the background is sort...
1/9/11 at 9:36 PM Sample rock (Scanlon park and ride) 11/16/10 at 8:09 PM
Bollards 10/12/10 at 8:14 PM
Early antlerless deer season this weekend on North Shore
An early antlerless deer season will be held this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24, in two permit areas along the North Shore. The areas are 182, which surrounds Duluth, and area 180, which stretches...
10/18/10 at 11:28 AM A day hike on the Superior Hiking Trail 9/6/10 at 12:49 PM
Masala Trail Mix
Im on the road a lot in the fall. Thats because its hunting season, and where I go is a considerable distance from my home in East Grand Forks. This fall, Im heading out on my third elk hunting trip ...
9/29/10 at 9:45 AM