Ann Bauleke

Latest Stories

  • 19 years ago | Books

    THE BLACK MERCEDES sweeps into the parking lot under signage reading "Bradshaw: Creating Meaningful Events That Celebrate Life." Tall and chesty in his herringbone jacket, Jim Bradshaw rushes into the building. A piece of his trim hair hovers out ...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    YOU MAY HAVE passed her on the street or in the skyways of downtown Minneapolis. She's short and sturdy. At 74, three angioplasty surgeries haven't slowed her down any more than the slight twist in her gait does. She has warm brown eyes and a hint...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    A WOMAN IN her nineties lies dead in a casket in the embalming room at Albin Chapel funeral home. She arrived yesterday in the gleaming black hearse that's now parked in a garage out back. Her family has planned an open-casket funeral, so Jim Albi...

  • 20 years ago | Books

    ON THE NIGHTS when Paul Taylor goes downtown to change the strobe light atop the antenna on the roof of the IDS building, his wife doesn't sleep. It's been like this for the entire 15 years that he's climbed the antenna. But she's not alone in her...

  • 20 years ago | Books

    MY YOUNGER SISTER says that in order to appreciate this story you need to know certain things about me: my disdain for makeup; my penchant for black; how color makes me nervous. She's been trying to change me for years. It's been a kind of family ...

  • 25 years ago | Longform

    Beneath his easy, cheerful veneer, Kirby Puckett has always been obsessed with learning the rules of the game--on and off the field.