December 8, 1985 |
If not for a map-making error two centuries ago, this 150-square-mile tract of bogs and woods would not even be part of the United States. Jutting 30 miles into Canada, the Northwest Angle is the northernmost point in the lower 48 states, a remote chunk of Minnesota that, until just 15 years ago, could only be reached by boat or ski plane. However there are signs that civilization is finally coming to the Angle.
April 2, 1988
Joris Minne, 91, the Belgian engraver and sculptor credited with helping revive the art of engraving. Minne and four other Flemish graphic artists--Frans Masereel, Henri Van Straten, Jan-Frans Cantre and Joseph Cantre--founded the art magazine Lumiere in the 1920s. The magazine was a key force in generating new interest and techniques in wood engraving. The five were credited with popularizing in the early 20th-Century the art of wood, copper and linoleum engraving.
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March 10, 2006 |
Aleene MacMinn, a former television editor of the Los Angeles Times, died Sunday of an apparent stroke at her home in Glendale, family members said. She was 75. MacMinn joined The Times as a reporter in 1953, when there were relatively few women in the business. The first day she arrived at work, she doubled the number of female reporters on the Times staff to two. After four years of reporting, she was named assistant editor of what was then the Family section.
February 10, 1988 |
A second Minnesota beauty contestant has dropped out of the Miss USA pageant because of shoplifting charges and pageant officials today were considering a third entrant to the pageant in El Paso. Frank Sweeney, state director of the Miss Minnesota-USA contest, confirmed that Jolene Stavrakis, 20, withdrew from the pageant. Police said Stavrakis had been arrested on a shoplifting charge for which she paid a fine two years ago.
April 3, 1993 |
Sen. Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.) was indicted Friday on federal felony charges that he falsified expense accounts to obtain government reimbursement for nights spent at his condominium in Minneapolis. Durenberger, 58, denied the charges, which make him the first senator to be indicted in more than a decade. "These allegations are completely false," he said. "I have not engaged in criminal conduct. . . . I don't intend to resign."
August 16, 2007 |
An accelerated schedule for replacing the Interstate 35W bridge though Minneapolis has led state lawmakers and residents to question how plans for a new bridge can move forward before it is clear why the old one fell down. For more than two hours Wednesday, legislators peppered transportation officials with questions about what happened Aug. 1 and about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's proposed design to replace this key artery into downtown Minneapolis.
April 10, 1997 |
There's a new season in the air, but it's not spring. It's only April and there's still snow in the air, driven by a delightful 40-mph breeze off the Great Plains, as a scalper paces the sidewalk near Target Center. A scalper at a Minnesota Timberwolves' game? Maybe angry villagers with torches, but for eight sorry seasons since pro basketball returned to the tundra, there have been few scalpers.
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December 20, 1994 |
Two days before Paul R. Hangen was shot to death, he was in good spirits and "didn't appear to have a worry in the world," the victim's brother said Monday. "I saw him last Wednesday night, and nothing seemed wrong," Tim Hangen said. "His only plans for the immediate future was to trade in his Chevy S-10 pickup for a full-sized pickup. He had asked my father if they could go look at some trucks."
October 12, 1991 |
The Catholic Diocese of Duluth, Minn., is beginning an inquiry to determine if a Catholic doctor who performs abortions should be excommunicated or otherwise disciplined. Dr. George M. Miks' home in Chisholm, Minn., was picketed for a week by members of the Lambs of Christ, a group of anti-abortion activists. In a statement released last week, Miks identified himself as "a Catholic who minored in philosophy and theology at a Catholic university." He said he "trained in Chicago before Roe v.