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librarian puts 49 years of experience on the shelf


david joles – star tribunegallery: jamie anderson of bloomington held her nearly newborn son will, 3 1/2 weeks, while helping her son barrett, 22 months, follow along in a book as they listened to anne johnson, a librarian with the hennepin county system, employed there for 49 years, do a final reading time tuesday, feb. 28, 2017, in bloomington, mn. in retirement johnson plans to clean her house, exercise more, garden and spend more time with family and friends. "i love to travel," she says, adding that she will continue coming to the library, only now as a patron.






gag order kept bloomington's $45k settlement hush-hush


(photo: aaron lavinsky/star tribune)in 2015, tony webster sued the city of bloomington when it didn't hand over everything he'd asked for related to a black lives matter protest at the mall of america. webster, whose records fights factor in my sunday story on rising government secrecy, is a self-described "data nerd" who understands that you learn as much from "metadata" than from the record itself - for example, the timing and recipients of an email, or whether a document has been revised 10 times on a certain day.after some initial publicity, the lawsuit faded from view. not long ago, i found out why. the city and webster reached a settlement in april 2016 that restricted either side from talking about it. the city of bloomington provided it to me after i made a data practices request.i






police pursuit leads to fatal crash near bloomington light rail


a car being chased by police crashed into a traffic light at a light-rail intersection in bloomington saturday, killing a 24-year-old female passenger.the identity of the victim was not immediately released.bloomington police spotted the car, a saturn, being driven "carelessly at a high speed" on american boulevard, according to the state patrol. when police attempted to stop the car, officials said, the driver took off and ran a red light at 34th avenue, striking another car before crashing into a semaphore at the corner of the intersection.the state patrol reported that the driver of the saturn, a 27-year-old man, was injured but not seriously. the driver of the second car was not injured.officials said the saturn driver could face charges of criminal vehicular homicide, fleeing police a






police pursuit leads to fatal crash near bloomington light rail


a car being chased by police crashed into a traffic light at a light-rail intersection in bloomington saturday, killing a 24-year-old female passenger.the identity of the victim was not immediately released.bloomington police spotted the car, a saturn, "driving carelessly at a high speed" on american boulevard, according to the state patrol. when police attempted to stop the car, officials said, the saturn took off and ran a red light at 34th avenue, striking another car before crashing into a semaphore at the corner of the intersection.the state patrol reported that the driver of the saturn, a 27-year-old man, was injured but not seriously. the driver of the second car was not injured.officials said the saturn driver could face charges of criminal vehicular homicide, fleeing police and po






security breach steals tax info for all bloomington public school employees


personal information for 2,800 current and former bloomington public school employees was stolen in an e-mail phishing scam, school district officials said.the school district is investigating the security breach, in which the 2016 federal w-2 tax forms of all employees were released. school district employees were informed of the scam on friday.the information was released when an employee in the district's finance department responded to an e-mail friday morning appearing to be from someone in the school district requesting the information, said rick kaufman, district spokesman."unfortunately, the information was provided before we discovered that the request was fraudulent," kaufman said.district officials believe that the information was taken to file fraudulent tax returns.the distric






security breach steals tax info for all bloomington public school employees


personal information for 2,800 current and former bloomington public school employees was stolen in an e-mail phishing scam, school district officials said.the school district is investigating the security breach, in which the 2016 federal w2 tax forms of all employees were released. school district employees were informed of the scam on friday.the information was released when an employee in the finance department responded to an e-mail friday morning appearing to be from someone in the school district requesting the information, said rick kaufman, district spokesman."unfortunately, the information was provided before we discovered that the request was fraudulent," kaufman said.district officials believe that the information was taken to file fraudulent tax returns.the district is offerin






blaine man charged in bloomington chase, crash that killed his passenger


a blaine man was charged tuesday for a chase turned crash in bloomington that killed a woman riding with him.nicholas m. lowers, 27, was charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner. additional charges included theft and fleeing a peace officer.according to the criminal complaint, police saw a silver saturn with a missing front license plate at the intersection of american blvd. east and 12th ave s. about 2:20 p.m. saturday. the light was red and lowers drove into a parking lot, exited over a berm and then drove back over the sidewalk and onto the street.the officer turned on the squad's emergency lights, but lowers sped away, reaching more than 90 mph. it appeared he tried to brake, but lost control of the car and collided wit






wisconsin-based great wolf resorts buys minnesota water park


bloomington, minn. — wisconsin-based great wolf resorts inc. has bought a twin cities water park and adjoining el near the mall of america.finance & commerce (http://bit.ly/2kx3b4m ) reports great wolf paid $39.1 million for the water park of america property, according to a certificate of real estate value made public wednesday.the seller is an affiliate of wheelock street capital of greenwich, connecticut, which paid $49.1 million in 2010 for the complex.a representative of great wolf said thursday the madison, wisconsin-based company had no update on its plans for a great wolf lodge in the minneapolis area, but an official announcement is expected next week. a wheelock spokesman confirmed the property was sold but would not say to whom.the indoor water park in bloomington is connect






twin cities area book events april 2-9


e.v. james: "the wish." 2 p.m. today. barnes & noble har mar mall, 2100 n. snelling av., rose­ville.naomi kritzer: "cat pictures please." 3 p.m. mon. normandale community college, 9700 france av. s., bloomington.thomas frank: "listen, liberal!" 7 p.m. mon. magers & quinn, 3038 hennepin av. s., mpls.sean jensen: "middle school rules of jamaal jensen." 7 p.m. tue. barnes & noble galleria, 3225 w. 69th st., edina.duchess harris: "black lives matter." 1 p.m. wed. normandale community college, 9700 france av. s., bloomington.normandale writing festival: workshops, panels and author discussions. 10 a.m. thu. normandale community college, 9700 france av. s., bloomington.bob truluck: "the big nothing." 7 p.m. thu. once upon a crime, 604 w. 26th st., mpls.green card voices publishing reading: 7 p.m






great wolf confirms water park purchase near mall of america


madison, wis. — wisconsin-based great wolf resorts inc. confirms that it has bought a water park and adjoining el near the mall of america in bloomington, minnesota.the madison indoor water park company said tuesday it will convert the water park of america and the radisson el bloomington into a great wolf resort. the cost of the project was not disclosed.great wolf lodge minnesota is expected to open next winter. it will be the company's 15th indoor water park resort in north america.the wisconsin state journal (http://bit.ly/2kez440 ) reports the resort will feature a 75,000-square-foot indoor water park, 404 el suites, a great wolf adventure park entertainment center and nearly 4,000 square feet of conference space.finance & commerce reported last week that great wolf paid $39.1 mil






after 49 years, bloomington librarian holds her final story time


as a children’s librarian at penn lake library in bloomington, anne johnson could bring books to life. and on tuesday, after 49 years with the hennepin county library system, she retired after hosting her final story time for a group of delighted young children.“you never know what they’re going to absorb, what they’ll take away and how you’ll change their lives,” said johnson, 65.most of the 41 branches in the hennepin county system have story times, but johnson is a master of the craft.on tuesday morning, she led the toddlers through an array of books, songs and cheers. she grabbed their attention with dramatic readings in which dinosaurs roared, cows mooed and ducks quacked.she encouraged the kids to flip along through their books and model the act of reading, even if they were too youn






after 49 years, bloomington librarian holds her final story time


as a children’s librarian at penn lake library in bloomington, anne johnson could bring books to life. and on tuesday, after 49 years with the hennepin county library system, she retired after hosting her final story time for a group of delighted young children.“you never know what they’re going to absorb, what they’ll take away and how you’ll change their lives,” said johnson, 65.most of the 41 branches in the hennepin county system have story times, but johnson is a master of the craft.on tuesday morning, she led the toddlers through an array of books, songs and cheers. she grabbed their attention with dramatic readings in which dinosaurs roared, cows mooed and ducks quacked.she encouraged the kids to flip along through their books and model the act of reading, even if they were too youn






after 49 years, bloomington librarian holds her final story time


as a children’s librarian at penn lake library in bloomington, anne johnson could bring books to life. and on tuesday, after 49 years with the hennepin county library system, she retired after hosting her final story time for a group of delighted young children.“you never know what they’re going to absorb, what they’ll take away and how you’ll change their lives,” said johnson, 65.most of the 41 branches in the hennepin county system have story times, but johnson is a master of the craft.on tuesday morning, she led the toddlers through an array of books, songs and cheers. she grabbed their attention with dramatic readings in which dinosaurs roared, cows mooed and ducks quacked.she encouraged the kids to flip along through their books and model the act of reading, even if they were too youn






bloomington kennedy ousts metro west conference rival chaska


bloomington kennedy was without one of its top playmakers, guard samantha husting, friday night heading into chaska for a second-place battle in the metro west conference, but that didn’t seem to matter to the eagles, who won 62-54.although kennedy had just come off a 66-60 loss to conference leader robbinsdale cooper a few nights before, the eagles led nearly the entire game, and at one point went up by 15. kennedy (12-6, 6-2) is now in sole possession of second place in the conference.senior forward honour finley, who entered the game with 124 points and averaging 11.3 points per game, finished the night with 26 points, including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc. it was a big night for finley -- a far cry from her previous four-point effort in kennedy’s 53-42 loss to chaska on jan. 1






the latest: senate gop says budget plan not ready


springfield, ill. — the latest on illinois senate action (all times local):7:40 p.m.top illinois senate republicans say they can't support a proposed budget compromise because it's still not ready.democratic senate president john cullerton canceled action on the plan wednesday. he blamed republican gov. bruce rauner for sabotaging the plan before votes on an income tax increase, a property tax freeze, and other crucial measures.deputy republican leader bill brady of bloomington sees progress but says a property tax freeze must be permanent — not temporary. sen. karen mcconnaughay (mih-kahn'-uh-hay) of st. charles dismissed democrats' claims that rauner pressured them.bloomington republican sen. jason barickman says a proposal to revamp school funding also needs more work before a vote.cull






u46 basketball team finishes fourth in state special olympics tournament


mike laprairie brings in his 15 players for one last huddle as they conclude a one-hour practice thursday at one of the dream academy gymnasiums. his parting piece of advice stuns the team."no mcdonald's, no pop tonight," laprairie tells them, with most of the team groaning in disappointment.then again, this weekend's games were no simple exhibition. the school district u46 bluestars basketball team hoped to join other basketball bluebloods in the march madness — right down to the blue-colored gear — as they participated in the 2017 special olympics illinois state basketball competition at illinois wesleyan university in bloomington.the bluestars won it all in 2012, and came in second last year. this year they finished fourth place."but the bluestars played hard and never gave up...they ne






white bear gets to state for third year in row


white bear lake defeated east ridge for the first time in three tries this season, winning 52-49 on thursday in the class 4a, section 4 championship at hastings high school to advance to the girls' basketball state tournament for a third consecutive year.the bears led by four with under two minutes to play, but the raptors forced three turnovers while the bears tried to preserve the lead and forced overtime.in overtime, alexa molin hit a three-pointer with under 20 seconds remaining to give the bears the lead.raptors leading scorer noelle tomes had a chance at the buzzer to tie the score after molin hit a free throw on the following possession, but tomes' shot was blocked.minnetonka 45, edina 40: after being down 40-35 with 4:20 left, the top-seeded skippers scored 10 straight points to be






u46 basketball team set on winning state special olympics tournament


mike laprairie brings in his 15 players for one last huddle as they conclude a one-hour practice thursday at one of the dream academy gymnasiums. his parting piece of advice stuns the team."no mcdonald's, no pop tonight," laprairie tells them, with most of the team groaning in disappointment.then again, this weekend's games are no simple exhibition. the school district u46 bluestars basketball team hope to join other basketball bluebloods in the march madness — right down to the blue-colored gear — as they were set to participate in the 2017 special olympics illinois state basketball competition at illinois wesleyan university in bloomington.the bluestars won it all in 2012, and came in second last year."but this time we want to win the whole thing," said erik rio.last year, the bluestars






cyberscam that hit bloomington schools workers puts school districts on defense


it seemed innocent enough: an e-mail requesting tax information for bloomington public school employees. but it ended with sensitive information getting into the wrong hands.the bloomington school district was the latest target for hackers looking to penetrate school district cybersecurity defenses and steal personal information.the phishing scam has left twin cities metro-area school districts racing to warn their employees and reviewing their own lines of cyberdefense.“it is a pretty serious issue when you look at the number of attacks that are happening,” christopher buse, chief technology and information officer for the state. “we are dealing with pretty sophisticated criminals, and the ramifications are pretty profound.” the state reportedly spots up to 3 million daily attempts to obt






cyberscam that hit bloomington school workers puts districts on defensive


it seemed innocent enough: an e-mail requesting tax information for bloomington public school employees. but it ended with sensitive information getting into the wrong hands.the bloomington school district was the latest target for hackers looking to penetrate school district cybersecurity defenses and steal personal information.the phishing scam has left twin cities metro-area school districts racing to warn their employees and reviewing their own lines of cyberdefense.“it is a pretty serious issue when you look at the number of attacks that are happening,” christopher buse, chief technology and information officer for the state. “we are dealing with pretty sophisticated criminals, and the ramifications are pretty profound.” the state reportedly spots up to 3 million daily attempts to obt






cyberscam that hit bloomington school workers puts minn. districts on defensive


it seemed innocent enough: an e-mail requesting tax information for bloomington public school employees. but it ended with sensitive information getting into the wrong hands.the bloomington school district was the latest target for hackers looking to penetrate school district cybersecurity defenses and steal personal information.the phishing scam has left twin cities metro-area school districts racing to warn their employees and reviewing their own lines of cyberdefense.“it is a pretty serious issue when you look at the number of attacks that are happening,” said christopher buse, chief technology and information officer for the state.“we are dealing with pretty sophisticated criminals, and the ramifications are pretty profound.” the state reportedly spots up to 3 million daily attempts to






small business calendar


small businessmondayscore seminar: "personal selling confidence." 6-9 p.m. $55. northwestern health sciences university, 84th st. and penn av. s., bloomington. 952-938-4570.tuesdayangel investor panel: why business funding pitches fail and what investors expect. 5-7:30 p.m. $25. schulze hall, 46 s. 11th st., mpls. tinyurl.com/tnc2017.business owner advisory council meeting: a nce registration required. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. staybridge suites, 5150 american blvd. w., bloomington. 952-942-8560. the-meridian-group.com.provisional patent information: presented by legalcorps. a nce registration required. 5:30-7 p.m. free. minneapolis central library, 300 nicollet mall, mpls. 612-543-5669.wednesdayentrepreneur presentation and feedback: area entrepreneurs present their start-ups followed by audie






'sesame street' hits the mall of america


‘sesame street’ pop-up tourk is for kindness as elmo and the gang teach preschoolers and their parents the various ways to show kindness and empathy. elmo and his friends perform a show for kids, encouraging them to dance along. meet the furry red monster, along with abby cadabby, and snap a photo. a library and reading corner has interactive learning games.(11 a.m.-4 p.m. sun. free. mall of america rotunda, 340 w. market, bloomington. 952-883-8810. mallofamerica.com.)melissa walker






northwestern beats no. 7 wisconsin in madison


the northwestern wildcats were dancing on the sideline before the second half started. they were downright giddy by the end of the game, stomping off the kohl center court.in beating no. 7 wisconsin 66-59 on sunday, northwestern secured an important win for the school's bid to make its first-ever ncaa tournament.bryant mcintosh scored 25 points for the wildcats (19-6, 8-4), who confounded the big ten-leading badgers in part by doubling dominant big man ethan happ."i've talked about it since i've been here," fourth-year coach chris collins said. "we're trying to build a program to emulate what wisconsin has done."nigel hayes scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for the badgers (21-4, 10-2), who had won eight in a row and now lead maryland and purdue by a half-game. bronson koenig






shooting woes doom struggling indiana in home defeat to michigan


bloomington — a season of slow torture became much worse sunday, putting indiana's ncaa tournament hopes in peril.in a must-win game, another flat performance doomed indiana to a 75-63 loss against michigan.it was the kind of effort that afterwards had iu coach tom crean lamenting the ongoing lack of leadership on the court and the struggles of a backcourt that failed to steer the hoosiers in the necessary direction.the hoosiers needed at least one win this week against the likes of big ten title contender purdue and michigan, a team also fighting to get off the tournament bubble.instead, indiana (15-11, 5-8) put itself in imminent danger of missing the ncaa tournament for the second time in four seasons."i'm trying to be proactive, and i'm not shirking responsibility one iota. it falls on






police pursuit leads to crash that disrupts blue line trains


a car crash following a police chase in bloomington has temporarily halted light-rail service between the airport and mall of america, officials said.police were pursuing the vehicle when it crashed near the intersection of american boulevard and 34th avenue, they said.metro transit said that no trains were involved in the accident, but that the crash occurred on or near the light-rail tracks at approximately 2:30 p.m. saturday. “we’re going to have replacement buses going from the mall of america to hubert h. humphrey terminal,” said spokesman howie padilla.there was no immediate word on casualties.






vineyard church of central il download


download download the vineyard church of central il is a multi-campus church, which means we are one church in many locations with campuses in urbana, sullivan, mahomet, and bloomington-normal. stay connected throughout the week with messages, events, and updates from pastors. stream live during weekend services. give electronically with the new giving app. for more information about the vineyard church of central il, please visit: http:thevineyardchurch. us/the the vineyard church central il app was created with the subsplash app platform. app: 2017 subsplash, content: 2017 the vineyard church of central il.






recent commercial real estate sales in twin cities


a list of recent commercial real estate sales in the twin cities, ranked by transaction value.1700 american blvd. w., bloomingtonprice: $39,100,000filing date: 02/01/2017seller: wsi (i)-rwp llcbuyer: gwr minnesota property owner llc2201 burns av., st paulprice: $15,000,000filing date: 01/25/2017seller: won huh llcbuyer: twin cities hospitality partners llc3020 denmark av., eaganprice: $7,350,000filing date: 01/20/2017seller: alidade southeast tech llcbuyer: blue water iii llc13000 technology dr., eden prairieprice: $6,720,849filing date: 01/17/2017seller: technology drive ventures llcbuyer: naper corner trp llc11209 aquila dr., champlinprice: $6,175,000filing date: 01/31/2017seller: ridgecrest champlin i llcbuyer: champlin ventures llc945 aldrin dr., eaganprice: $4,000,000filing date: 01/3






springing forward again - implications of proposed noaa budget cuts


paul douglas is a nationally respected meteorologist with 35 years of television and radio experience. a serial entrepreneur, douglas is senior meteorologist and founder of media logic group. douglas and a team of meteorologists, engineers and developers provide weather services for various media at broadcast weather, high-tech alerting and briefing services for companies via alerts broadcaster and weather data, apps and api’s from aeris weather. his speaking engagements take him around the midwest with a message of continuous experimentation and reinvention, no matter what business you’re in. he is the public face of “save”, suicide awareness, voices of education, based in bloomington. send paul a question.






slight severe t-storm risk today includes msp metro


paul douglas is a nationally respected meteorologist with 35 years of television and radio experience. a serial entrepreneur, douglas is senior meteorologist and founder of media logic group. douglas and a team of meteorologists, engineers and developers provide weather services for various media at broadcast weather, high-tech alerting and briefing services for companies via alerts broadcaster and weather data, apps and api’s from aeris weather. his speaking engagements take him around the midwest with a message of continuous experimentation and reinvention, no matter what business you’re in. he is the public face of “save”, suicide awareness, voices of education, based in bloomington. send paul a question.






wet & raw today but spring fever returns next week - what do volutus, asperitis


paul douglas is a nationally respected meteorologist with 35 years of television and radio experience. a serial entrepreneur, douglas is senior meteorologist and founder of media logic group. douglas and a team of meteorologists, engineers and developers provide weather services for various media at broadcast weather, high-tech alerting and briefing services for companies via alerts broadcaster and weather data, apps and api’s from aeris weather. his speaking engagements take him around the midwest with a message of continuous experimentation and reinvention, no matter what business you’re in. he is the public face of “save”, suicide awareness, voices of education, based in bloomington. send paul a question.






7 illinois j.c. penney stores among 138 closing nationwide


a woodridge j.c. penney and six other illinois stores are among the 138 locations the department store chain is shutting down nationwide.last month, plano, texas-based j.c. penney announced plans to close stores to help it compete as online retail grows. illinois stores in woodridge, bloomington, canton, effingham, macomb, peru and sterling were on the list of closing stores released friday.most of the 138 stores will begin holding sales april 17 and close their doors in june, j.c. penney said. as of jan. 30, the chain had 1,021 stores.closing some stores will help j.c. penney "raise the overall brand standard," chairman and ceo marvin ellison said in a news release announcing the closings, which will eliminate about 5,000 jobs.j.c. penney also said it will close a florida distribution cen






illinois state falls just short of ncaa tournament bid


just 16 teams won more games than illinois state this season.all victories are not created equal, of course, and the ncaa tournament selection committee was none too impressed with how the redbirds accumulated their 27-6 record.march madness took on a different meaning in bloomington-normal on sunday night after illinois state learned it will not be among the 68 teams invited to the big dance.the snub came as little surprise to bracketologists nationwide, most of whom came to the same conclusion that the redbirds lack of quality wins - they were 1-2 against wichita state and didn’t play anybody else with a top-50 rpi - would work against them.the redbirds went 17-1 in missouri valley conference, splitting with wichita state in the regular season before a 71-51 loss to the shockers in the m






ucla's steve alford focused on team, not indiana job opening


ucla coach steve alford says he's focused on the ncaa tournament, not the job opening at his alma mater indiana.alford played four seasons in bloomington and led the hoosiers to the 1987 ncaa title under coach bobby knight. his name was among the first to come up when indiana coach tom crean was fired on thursday."that was 30 years ago," alford said at a news conference before his third-seeded bruins face no. 14 seed kent state on friday night. "i was part of that. i stood on stage with a great group of guys and won a national championship. it's my home state. i played there. so obviously, all that comes up."he's coached at southwest missouri state, iowa and new mexico before joining ucla in 2013."i love ucla. i love los angeles," he said. "you're talking about arguably the greatest 'brand






7 illinois j.c. penney stores among 138 closing nationwide


a woodridge j.c. penney and six other illinois stores are among the 138 locations the department store chain is shutting down nationwide.last month, plano, texas-based j.c. penney announced plans to close stores to help it compete as online retail grows. illinois stores in woodridge, bloomington, canton, effingham, macomb, peru and sterling were on the list of closing stores released friday.see the entire list heremost of the 138 stores will begin holding sales april 17 and close their doors in june, j.c. penney said. as of jan. 30, the chain had 1,021 stores.closing some stores will help j.c. penney "raise the overall brand standard," chairman and ceo marvin ellison said in a news release announcing the closings, which will eliminate about 5,000 jobs.j.c. penney also said it will close a






aldrich enjoying 'challenge' of season with wolves


when bloomington jefferson product cole aldrich signed a three-year contract with the timberwolves last summer, he immediately became one of just a handful of veterans on a team dominated by a youthful core. the 28-year-old center has been productive in limited minutes for the wolves. he chatted recently about the season with the star tribune’s michael rand.q the assumption when you signed was that you would be a sort of elder statesman on a young roster. has that role played out so far?a well, with jordan [hill], myself, brandon [rush] and we had john lucas earlier in the year, it’s fun to have those guys and the young guys. the teams we were on last year, we were all on older teams, playoff teams. being able to bring our experience from those teams to a younger group of guys has been a l






charges: predatory offender commits 3 aults an hour apart in s. minneapolis


barely two months from leaving prison for back-to-back attacks, a 32-year-old man punched and ually aulted three elderly women at separate south minneapolis locations within an hour one evening last month, according to authorities.stephen l. blanks, of minneapolis, was charged tuesday in hennepin county district court in the last of the attacks on jan. 3 with first-degree criminal ual conduct and first-degree aggravated robbery. blanks made his first court appearance wednesday and remains jailed without bail.the latest alleged string of attacks brings to five the number of random ual aults blanks has been accused of in less than six years.in may 2011, blanks was convicted of fourth-degree criminal ual conduct for robbing and ually aulting a woman he didn’t know in february of that year nea






snowshoes hikes, geocaching, bird photo ideas fill up parks weekend


snowshoe hiketettegouche state park 1-4 p.m. saturdayjoin the park naturalist for a guided snowshoe hike up the frozen baptism river. snowshoeing is a great, low-impact, way to explore the winter forest and to see signs of the animals that have passed through since the last snowfall. loaner snowshoes available, first-come, first-served. (1-218-353-8809, mndnr.gov)candlelit hikegooseberry falls state park, 6-8:30 p.m. saturdaybegin at the visitor center and hit the trails by foot, on skis or on snowshoes. there will be a bonfire and hot beverages. (1-218-595-7100, mndnr.gov)winter geocachingmille lacs kathio state park1-2 p.m. saturdayafter an introduction inside the interpretive center, participants will snowshoe in search of hidden caches. snowshoes, gps units and an introductory snowshoe






philippe coutinho signs new long-term contract with liverpool | liverpool fc


by liverpool fc staff on wed, jan 25, 2017 at 9:43am1,756share this:liverpool fc can announce philippe coutinho signed a new long-term contract with the club.the 24-year-old has committed his future to the reds on wednesday by penning the fresh deal at melwood, the terms of which will come into effect from july 1, 2017.coutinho has been at anfield for four years following his transfer from inter milan in january 2013, during which time he has established himself as one of the most impressive performers in the premier league, scoring 34 goals in his 163 liverpool appearances to date.“i would like to thank everybody at the club, first of all,” the brazilian forward told liverpoolfc.com upon signing his contract. “i am very happy to sign a new contract here. it is a club that i am very grate