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A logical halfway stopover on the long journey from Las Vegas to Denver, Grand Junction, Colo., is a worthy destination in its own right. The city enjoys a high-desert setting in a rich agricultural valley surrounded by scenic splendor and myriad recreational opportunities.

Updated Oct 5, 2015 at 7:47 AM

The Gem Den’s Ed Mays and Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James recently teamed up to deliver much-needed medical supplies to the remote islands of Big Corn and Little Corn, off the coast of Nicaragua.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:46 AM

The time to book a cheaper holiday trip was probably a day earlier.

Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 7:56 AM

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.--I had just given perhaps the finest "best man" speech/toast in the history of weddings, so naturally the rest of the night August 29 was a precipitous crash from that zenith. I had hit the highest note; if...

Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 8:19 AM

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, running in the great Canadian capital city from Sept. 10-20. Itís 11 days and nights of nonstop movies, ranging from high-profile Hollywood fare and...

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 10:38 AM

A sparkling sapphire among the scenic jewels of the National Park Service, Crater Lake is unlike any other natural wonder in the country.

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Northside Elementary will enjoy a package deal beginning in the upcoming school year, as the husband-and-wife duo of Spencer and Betsy Monson come in to teach physical education and special education, respectively.

Updated Aug 8, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Sioux Falls--Summer is the domain of day trips and long weekends--at least in a state with a climate like Minnesota’s--and while destinations like Shakopee and the Twin Cities are only 90 minutes and two hours from St. James,...

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 7:47 AM

The new Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at St. James High School, Ashley Kroeger, is most looking forward to the unit on international foods--understandable, since she taught in Abu Dhabi for 3.5 years before returning to her...

Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 7:50 AM

Las Vegas--At 6:30 a.m. July 12, I received a wake-up call in my hotel room at Treasure Island (TI) in Las Vegas so I could make my flight back to Minnesota, but I could barely move, since I didn’t leave the craps table until 4...

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Ely, Nevada ó located about 240 miles from Las Vegas ó is much like the mines that made it, nearly broke it and partially sustain it today: It doesnít look like much on the surface, but scrape away the dust and the dirt and youíll uncover more than...

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