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Minnesota’s Most Popular Baby Names in 2016
When I was in school, just in one of my classes, there were three girls named Kelsey and even more girls named Ashley. It seems like every year there are a handful of names that become really popular, and a few short years later, a new batch of names becomes really popular for a while. Based on Soci…
The Best Chris Cornell Songs Featured in Movies and TV
Chris Cornell, whose shocking death at age 52 has jolted the music world, may have been known best as the lead singer of Soundgarden, but his music also appeared prominently on numerous film soundtracks, and he even made the occasional onscreen cameo. Cornell’s signature high-pitched wail, ei…
Loren Shares Old Gardening Tips
The following tidbits come from a Household Guide put out in 1951. I googled a few of the stranger ones and to some degree a lot of these old tips still make sense.
Here we go. When planting carrots, mix the seed with radish seed. Now this makes sense because radishes will be up and harvested in a mo…
Loren’s Got a Hands-Free Phone
I've been wanting one for a while and I finally have one -- a hands-free phone. I found it in the garbage so it was free and it doesn't work, but what a difference it makes. No more weird looks when I start talking to myself. Admit it, we all do...
Summer Movie Preview: 25 Films You Don’t Want to Miss
The calendar may have four seasons, but Hollywood’s calendar only really has two at this point: summer and awards, and summer seems to last longer and longer ever year. Though the start of May has long been the unofficial kickoff of the S.M.S., 2017 has already seen a King Kong movie, a ghost…
10 Minnesota Favorite Foods
As we get into May and as our thoughts start to turn to the first holiday weekend of the spring/summer (Memorial Day), I thought I would share this information about some of Minnesota's favorite foods. So as you are cooking or traveling you can check out some of these Minnesota favorites...
5 Places to Snorkel in Minnesota
When you think of snorkeling, you probably are picturing somewhere in the Caribbean with warm sandy beaches nearby, palm trees, and an array of colorful, tropical fish populating the water. Minnesota is a far cry from that image, and yet, if snorkeling is something that interests you, there are seve…
Top 5 Young Life Cakes
The creativity and talent displayed through the cakes at the Young Life Cake Auction this year didn't disappoint. I decided to attempt to pick the top five cakes. First off, I don't know if I could bake a cake even with a box of cake mix. I based my selection on the "Oh my goodnes…

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