OH, LOOK A SHINY THING! Dungeons and Dragons Lovers Need to Visit Jamestown
One of the best stories in all of Dungeons & Dragons is the tale of the Dread Gazebo, in which a storyteller's group meets a gazebo and, not knowing what it is, assumes it's a monster of some ki... Posted on 6/18/13 at 2:37 PM
THE BRIDGE HUNTER Loving ode to bridge poets: The Unknown Bridge
The Month of Bridge Poets
The month of dedicating our loving odes to bridge poets continue with another bridge poem that was discovered a few years ago. Unlike the previous post (which featured the... Posted on 5/2/13 at 8:55 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #69 - Duluth scratches the history itch
Back when I worked for WDAY-TV, they used to send me to the dungeon. But I liked it. Actually it wasn't so much a dungeon, more like a vault - a place where the station's past was kept. Going down the... Posted on 3/28/12 at 10:07 AM
STAFF BLOG WHILE YOU WERE IN Congdon family home movies posted on YouTube
The staff at Glensheen recently re-unearthed in the attic of the mansion film footage of the Congdon family trips and time spent at home. These videos have been digitized, and some of them are poste... Posted on 1/12/12 at 6:15 PM
The St. Croix County Historical Society will offer special Father’s Day tour of the Octagon House Museum on Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Families are invited to take a guided tour and fathers are admitted free when accompanied by a child of any age.
Scotty Ard, center, New Richmond, and Aleisha Miller, right, of the land and water department, received certificates of appreciation from the county for their work with an historical display they compiled on the long history of the county farm in New Richmond. The awards were presented at the March 7 board of supervisors meeting by administrator Pat Thompson, left.
The St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society announced its participation in the 1940 US Census Community Project. The society is encouraging local volunteers to help make the 1940 U.S. Census easier to search for everyone. This unique crowd-sourcing project will make the 135 million individuals found on tens of thousands of pages of the 1940 U.S. Census searchable online for free. Volunteers are sought to comb the hand-written records and manually type in the names. That process is expected to take months.
Residents of Pierce County are invited to a meeting from 9-noon Saturday, March 3, at the River Falls Public Library, to help identify important stories and special places in the area and the common threads which tie together the St. Croix River region.
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