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Recent Grandma's Marathon masters winners tend to take their time after finishing the 26.2-mile course. After crossing the finish line in Canal Park, the winners often will hunch over in pain, breathe a little deeper and stretch a little longer than their younger counterparts. The competitors over 40 years old also smile a little wider. Reuben Chesang, 46, and Alina Ivanova, 40, were no different Saturday. Chesang, a Kenya native living in Allen, Texas, won the men's masters title and placed fourth overall in the open division in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 54 seconds.
Minnesota native Chris Raabe held on to a commanding lead of as much as 2 minutes ahead of the field in the final miles to become the first American to win Grandma's Marathon in 14 years. His win in 2:15:14 (unofficially) makes him the first Minnesotan since Dick Beardsley to win the men's title in 1982.
Chicken Salad 1 - 20 oz. pkg. all-natural boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 1/2 T. McCormick's lemon pepper 1 pkg. Dole Just Lettuce 1 avocado 1 cucumber 1/4 c. Bionaturae organic olive oil Wash and tenderize the chicken breasts. Sprinkle with lemon pepper on both sides. Grill for 20 minutes. While the chicken is grilling, place the lettuce in a bowl. Peel and cut the avocado julienne style. Peel most of the cucumber skin leaving two small strips of skin on. Cut the cucumber lengthwise and chop into wedges. Add these to the lettuce bowl.
Here's a sample of recession-driven menus and specials in varying price ranges: Amazing Grace Bakery, 394 S. Lake Ave., (218) 723-0075: A $5 "recession lunch" is available on Wednesdays. In the winter it was a casserole dish, and in warmer months it's a salad lunch with fruit and bread. "We wanted to give people a break," co-owner Marcie Stoyke said.
Men - Organize Your Tie Rack Okay guys, admit it. Your tie rack is a mess. Take these simple steps to straighten it all out. Get two plastic bags - label one "Discard" and one "Donate." Lay all your ties out on the bed or floor. Discard every single tie that is stained, torn or discolored. Donate ties that don't match any of your clothing, are really out of style for good (unless you have Ugly Tie Day at work), or you haven't worn in a year.
A friend opened one of my cupboards the other day and a cheesecake pan (you know, one of those fancy kinds with the springy thingies,) rolled out onto the floor. "What," she inquired, "are YOU doing with a spring-form cheesecake pan?" Well obviously someone must have brought a cheesecake to my house and left the pan behind. No big deal. Nevertheless, my friend continued to amuse herself with the contents of my cupboards.
When Tom and Marsha Hystead bought their home in 1981, it was perfect for them. And, even two kids later (albeit accommodated by an expansion) the family always remained content in their Cape Cod Bungalow in Woodland. One thing, however, kept bugging Marsha. "We love to cook and entertain," she says "And the kitchen just never made me happy." Every Saturday night, in fact, Marsha carries out her tradition of rolling out dough for homemade pizzas on her countertop.
Even though John DeSanto hasn't officially taken the bench, you'll find him most days in the courtroom. He's doing his homework for his July appointment as a judge for the Sixth Judicial District (St. Louis County). DeSanto was appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to fill a vacancy that arose in judicial restructuring. Though he has more than 30 years of prosecutorial experience, DeSanto is a humble man - one who recognizes he can always learn more, always be better prepared.
We all have a different idea of what "fun" is. For instance, there's nothing I'd rather do than go rock climbing. A lot of folks find that kinda crazy. On the other hand, there's no way you're gonna get me out on a boat on Lake Superior. I love to look at it, walk on its shores, and have a nice glass of chardonnay sitting on a deck beside it, but I'm terrified of being in, or being on, the water. Thankfully, here in the Twin Ports area, no matter what your idea of fun, there's no shortage of it to be had! Once again this year we've compiled a list of 101 fun things to do in the Northland.
Superior Whitefish Dish 1 - 16 oz. jar marinated artichokes with liquid 1/2 jar of 3.5 oz. jar of capers with liquid 1 medium onion 4 medium sized firm whitefish filets, cut into 2 x 2 inch squares 1 c. white wine 1 T. olive oil Thinly slice the onion and brown. Add the white wine, capers, artichokes and fish; simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice or pasta. Jen Baumann Duluth Easy Chicken Alfredo Sauce 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 pint heavy cream 1/2 c. butter 1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese 1 c.