The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
Updated at 2:34 PM

It’s tough trying to be tough.Take Vladimir Putin for example. Here is a slight but wiry Russian guy who seems to have two different public faces: Rage and threat of rage. Although I have never met the Russian leader, I know I would not want to meet him on his way back from buying a bottle of Stolichnaya, but what can one expect? He is a product of the Cold War, a former leader of the tough-guy KGB secret police. He even owns a well-deserved black belt in the martial art of karate.

Updated at 2:02 PM

Going green is a great way to celebrate spring — by incorporating the color into fresh new dishes.

Updated at 1:51 PM

Lenten meals don’t need to be built around dried beans. They’re only traditional because dried beans and a few root vegetables were the only foods left at winter’s end in the centuries before refrigeration.

Posted at 1:45 PM

Cabaret Le Ruse’s “Fool Me Once” is back with more comedy and big musical stars for its April Fools show– and that’s no joke.

Updated at 1:19 PM

Orville Austin, age 92 of Fairmont, passed away peacefully at his home in Fairmont on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Updated at 1:02 PM

When I mentioned to the good people at Range Rover North America that I would be escorting the Duchess of Rutland on a speaking tour of several posh clubs in the Detroit area, they graciously provided one of their brand-new long-wheelbase vehicles...

Updated at 12:56 PM

Consumers are facing the double whammy of rising food prices outstripping wage increases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Updated at 12:44 PM

New Orleans, despite its French-Cajun traditions, remains a soup town. And the most ordered soup? Not zarzuela, not gumbo, not turtle, not chicken-andouille.It’s a cup of simple corn soup, appetizer to many a fancy meal downtown.

Updated at 12:32 PM

The razor-sharp pain and burning of a urinary tract infection is often unbearable. While the urgency might send you running to the restroom, what’s even more troubling is that urinary tract infections have a tendency to be recurring.

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