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Critics raise stink over Mower County hog farm deal

In southeast Minnesota’s Mower County, it appears that one way to skirt prohibitive feedlot regulations is to find a job enforcing them.
Critics there claim Lowell Franzen, the county’s feedlot officer, approved his own 6,600-hog operation last fal

Writing workshop aims to lessen stigma of mental illness

I saw Walker Art Center’s breath-taking Frida Kahlo exhibit the other week and how her brush conveyed her pain: the agony of her husband’s promiscuity and her own multiple surgeries and miscarriages plays out in graphic imagery and color.

Wolfgang Puck: changing the world dish by dish

Wolfgang Puck wants to change the world, one organic tomato and chicken at a time.
“Little by little, we get people to change,” said the effervescent celebrity chef in a recent interview last month at 20.21, his restaurant inside the Walker Art