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  1. Marbles taught Marvin 'a valuable life lesson: It is better to lose your marbles than to ...'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | TwinCities

    Writes Dakota Kid: "All the recent items about marbles remind me of a story that has circulated in our family for about a century. "My Uncle Marvin moved with his family to a small town in central Minnesota.

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  2. When her pajama top went up in flames (whoosh!), snoozin' Dad came flyin' to the rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | TwinCities

    Thursday email from The Hastings Crazy Quilter: "Stormin' Norma's account of screaming and how her dad 'flew down that opening without touching a step' [BB, 4/16/2015] reminded me of the day after Halloween in 1959. "My three siblings and I were seated around the kitchen table examining our candy loot.

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  3. When there was a 'minor family emergency,' Dad went to school. Son said: 'What's wrong, Dad?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | TwinCities

    "Our son was in fourth grade when my husband decided one day to visit school. He went to the principal's office and explained that there was a minor family emergency, nothing to worry about, but he would like his son excused for the rest of the day.

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  4. What will they say about you, once you're gone? Strip away the cliches, and what will they have?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | TwinCities

    "There will be no cliches in my eulogy. I have hurt countless flies, and I'm sure I will continue to do so.

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  5. Here's 'The Good Wife's Guide' from 1955: 'Remember, he is the master of the house ...'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | TwinCities

    Miss Kitty of the Midway: "The following tips, which appeared in the May 1955 issue of Housekeeping Monthly magazine, are actually for real. Times have certainly changed, but it is interesting to see what was expected over 50 years ago.

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  6. Here's your brand-new, spotless luxury automobile. Don't be shy. Go...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | TwinCities

    Today's nomination comes from The Mambo King: "The marketing geniuses at Jaguar automobiles have come up with a new campaign using the slogan 'Mark Your Territory.' I have no idea what they are trying to convey with that slogan, but the image in my head of how jaguars and other animals go about marking their territory does not make me want to rush out and buy a Jaguar! What were they thinking?" Fevered Rabbit: "I have a third cousin once removed who was born and raised in Sweden but now lives in London.

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  7. Camping on the Gunflint Trail: The weather was perfect, till it...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | TwinCities

    Writes Good Little Girl: "We were camping at the end of the Gunflint Trail. All eight kids, including the 6-week-old baby, were with us.

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  8. Her son had 'always wanted a monkey more than anything in the world.' Would $5.53 buy one?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | TwinCities

    Good Little Girl remembers: "A long time ago, the Pioneer Press ran a front-page article about the Como Zoo's upcoming auction. They were offering a few animals they didn't need anymore.

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  9. Why do the boys' furnaces act up only when they're out of town -- and The Old Woodchopper isn'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | TwinCities

    Reports The Old Woodchopper of Eagan: "A couple of winters ago, while my son World Traveler Kid was scuba diving somewhere in the Caribbean, I got a phone call from a friend of his who was checking on his house. He told me that the temperature in the house was 40 degrees, and he wanted my advice and assistance.

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  10. You're telling us Thing 1 and Thing 2 are 5 years old already? How can that be?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | TwinCities

    Writes Mom of Many in Mendota Heights: "After each of our nine babies was born, Dad of Many would take me on a date to Boca Chica restaurant en route home from the hospital. We'd display the newborns atop the table in their infant car seats, and patrons would Ohh and Ahh over the ninos while I stuffed myself with the Mi Tierra special and a big ol' margarita, making up for those 30 pounds I'd just lost in the birthing center.

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  11. Send a singing Valentine, via UW-Stout choirsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | TwinCities

    Choir members at the University of Wisconsin-Stout are offering a Valentine's Day service that might hit the right note with that special someone. About 15 members of the school's choirs will be offering singing messages by phone or in person on Friday, the day before Valentine's Day.

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  12. 'Yook at dat yummy food. It has sprinkles on it!' 'Mmmm! Can we get somma dat?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | TwinCities

    Reports Mom of Many in Mendota Heights: "Our 5-year-old twins and I picked up a big brother at the University of St. Thomas. He needed major chow in order to refuel his 6-foot-4-inch frame after swim practices, so we headed to Target.

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  13. In the middle (please?) of a long, long winter, it doesn't take much to make a plumber happyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | TwinCities

    Reports Christy of Menomonie, Wis.: "The plumber who arrived to fix our toilet leak was very pleasant and conversational -- quite the contrast to the last, grumpy, monosyllabic plumber. I thought: 'Now here is a man who enjoys his work.'

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  14. Man charged with helping crime family fence stolen goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | TwinCities

    A Twin Cities man was charged Tuesday with being a "runner" for a sprawling interstate crime family, allegedly stealing cellphones by the dozen and handing them off to be sold for a huge markup. Abbas Ateia Al Hussainawee, 40, was charged in U.S. District Court in St. Paul with conspiracy to engage in interstate transportation of stolen goods.

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  15. Close, but no cigars -- or: A funny thing happened to the Cuban stogies on the way back homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | TwinCities

    Writes John in Highland: "As the holiday season approaches each year, I remember Conrad, my friend and co-worker at Hennepin County Medical Center. He was a friendly and quirky respiratory therapist who was known to the majority of staff members over the 25 years that he worked at the hospital. 9 comments

  16. Woody Allen said right-turn-on-red was SoCal's only cultural advantage. What about high-speed chases?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | TwinCities

    Reports The Old Woodchopper of Eagan: "Our daughter picked us up at the airport on our recent trip to Southern California. "When we got to her house, we turned on the TV and noticed that they were showing a high-speed police chase on one of the local freeways.

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  17. All she wanted for Christmas cards was 'Merry Christmas' in a trio of other tonguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | TwinCities

    Reports Grandma Pat, "formerly of rural Roberts": "I just read an article in today's paper entitled 'It's Christmas card time.' It goes on to describe different companies and the types of cards they create.

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  18. Why would a guy in St. Paul dream of 'Haircuts That You Should Not Need' and defective canoes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | TwinCities

    Writes NORSKE FROM ROCHESTER: "In 1945, when I was 5 years old, our family rented a house on White Bear Lake. "One fine summer day, I managed to fall off the end of the dock into water over my head.

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  19. When Jay Ward went out for a drive in his little MG, who was with him in the 'driver's seat'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | TwinCities

    "After the Thanksgiving meal was completed, the coffee was poured and the conversations started. I related a story I had recently heard about Jay Ward, the creative mind behind the late-1950s to early-1960s cartoon 'The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.'

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  20. Wisconsin: St. Paul man stepped in front of semi on I-94Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | TwinCities

    Authorities in western Wisconsin say a St. Paul man was killed on Interstate 94 in Dunn County on Sunday night when he intentionally walked in front of a semitrailer truck. The State Patrol said the incident occurred at 11:40 p.m. on eastbound I-94 at mile marker 43 near Menomonie.

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