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How non-English language cinema is reshaping the Oscars landscape

This year, of the 10 films nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, three of them – “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Past Lives” and “The Zone of Interest” – are non-English language films. …

Council approves Riverfront housing development

Nature lovers will soon have a chance to get even closer, following a unanimous city council vote Feb. 21 to approve new housing on the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. Placed on the …

Department personnel enjoying an early breakfast

Pancakes with a purpose!

The Hastings Rivertown Lions Club hosted their 3rd Annual Super Breakfast on Saturday, February 24 benefitting the Hastings Fire Department and First Responders at the Resurrection United Methodist …

Hockey Day in Hastings will make huge impact on community

Planning is well-underway for Hockey Day Minnesota 2026, to be hosted at the United Heroes League, 15211 Ravenna Trail, Hastings. UHL Founder and President Shane Hudella updated the Hastings Rotary …

St. Croix County public safety referendum on the ballot

HUDSON – St. Croix County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in Wisconsin. As we continue to grow, the demand for public safety services rises with it - creating a need for …

Transforming Trash to Art show is a must-see

RIVER FALLS – Do you know what Braart is? Read this article - there’s a lot to learn. The Art’s House in River Falls at the corner of Maple and Main had a Meet the Artist …

Mary K. Brown, 38, Durand, appeared in Pierce County Circuit Court Tuesday, Dec. 6, where she was ordered to post a $150,000 signature bond on charges related to her amputation of a patient’s foot at Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Nurse pleads not guilty to foot amputation charges

A former Spring Valley Health Care Center nurse accused of amputating a 62-year-old hospice patient’s necrotic foot without permission pleaded not guilty to three felony charges at a Feb. 16 arraignment hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court.

Why is the Cheese Curd Festival in East End?

The Journal asked the Cheese Curd Festival Committee, which falls under the umbrella of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, to tell us why the CCF is in East End. The committee is in charge of planning and executing the wildly popular June festival. The village itself only issues the permits and licenses that allow the festival to take place.
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Could the days of ‘springing forward’ be numbered? A neurologist and sleep expert explains the downside to that borrowed hour of daylight

As people in the U.S. prepare to set their clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 10, 2024, I find myself bracing for the annual ritual of media stories about the disruptions to daily routines caused by switching from standard time to daylight saving time. …

From ‘Jaws’ to ‘Schindler’s List,’ John Williams has infused movie scores with adventure and emotion

When Harrison Ford saddles up once again in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” he has an invisible partner along for the ride: composer John Williams, who received his 54th Academy Award nomination for scoring the movie. …

Why do bees have queens? 2 biologists explain this insect’s social structure – and why some bees don’t have a queen at all

When you think “bee,” you likely picture one species that lives all over the world: the honey bee. And honey bees have queens, a female who lays essentially all of the eggs for the colony. …

These 5 Simple Meal Prep Hacks Make Weeknight Cooking a Breeze

(BPT) - Face it — even if you enjoy cooking, weeknight meal prep can be stressful after a long day. If you're looking to elevate your meals without sacrificing more time and effort, check out …

7 Ways to Reduce Home Energy Costs

(Family Features) When building your budget, utility bills - especially the electric bill - are likely one of your largest monthly expenditures. To help dial down your energy costs, consider these tips.

Level Up Brunch Spreads with Natural Sweetness

(Family Features) No matter where you are when those warmer days arrive, you can put fresh brunch spreads on the menu with recipes like Orange Juice Biscuits or Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas.