Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Astronaut snaps picture of Twin Cities from space [PHOTO] Nyberg, who is working ... More >>
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Shane Bauer is from Onamia. His mother lives in Pine City.It's been a long journey for Shane Bauer from Onamia to Tehran, but that's where he stands trial Wednesday on spy charges. One of three Americans arrested two years ago while hiking in the mountains of Kurdistan on the Iranian border, ... More >>
Shane Bauer can't count on Mama Grizzly.We can probably all agree that a public Twitter account isn't the best place to shoot for nuance in U.S. diplomatic relations. But that didn't stop U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. We also can't be too surprised that Sarah Palin would pick ... More >>
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
Iranian authorities allowed three imprisoned Americans to visit with their mothers, but turned a deaf ear to pleas for their releaseThe mothers of three Americans imprisoned in Iran are heading home today empty-handed, their pleas for the release of their children failing to move authorities ... More >>
Screengrab via BBCThe imprisoned hikers are reunited with their mothersTen months after her son, Shane Bauer, and two other American hiking friends were tossed in an Iranian prison for illegally crossing the border with Iraq, Cindy Hickey threw her arms around him in an emotional downtown Teh ... More >>
Cindy Hickey speaks with reportersCindy Hickey, of Pine City, and two other mothers are one step closer to seeing their kids, imprisoned for the last 10 months in an Iranian prison. She, Nora Shourd and Laura Fattal have arrived in Iran. They were granted visas and permission to visit the th ... More >>
Photo: shanebauer.netShane BauerPine City's Cindy Hickey, the mother of imprisoned freelance journalist Shane Bauer, will join the mothers of two other detainees on a flight to Iran either today or tomorrow to try and win their release. The three were issued visas last week. "We're positivel ... More >>
Via ShaneBauer.netImprisoned in Iran, Shane Bauer may soon get a visit from his Minnesota momPine City's Cindy Hickey is one step closer to visiting her son Shane Bauer in an Iranian prison, after the government there issued visas to her and the mothers of the two other hikers being held as s ... More >>
The former Green Party candidate is caught up in a gold scheme
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In 40 self-sacrificing years at the helm of the University Film Society, Al Milgrom has seen his reputation grow to mythic stature. How this grumpy old man might cope with turning over his life’s work is another story.
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