It seems unimaginable now, but adoption for some families used to be as easy as showing up at the train depot. Word would go out when kids were coming from the East Coast. They were largely children of immigrant families who’d found poverty rather than promise in their voyage to the New World. Renee Wendinger of Sleepy Eye interviewed some Orphan Train riders for her book. Few of them are still living. “They were found in doorways and other out-of-the-way places, hungry and starving,” Wendinger said.
A proposed oil shipping terminal on Lake Superior has been put on hold. Wisconsin Public Radio reports it means oil tankers won’t be sailing from western Lake Superior to the East Coast for now.
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Xcel Energy Inc. is sending crews from Minnesota and other parts of its service area to the East Coast to help restore power in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Sandy has combined with a strong cold front resulting in the first winter storm of the season in western North Carolina.
Some Minnesotans have been sent to help support sections of the East Coast as it struggles with Sandy, which was recently downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.
Hurricane Sandy is on a collision course with one of the most populated areas of the United States. New Jersey is preparing for a possible direct-hit. Hurricane Irene slammed many communities there last year – so they’re taking no chances with this time around.
An unusually early snowstorm is causing major problems out East.
A Wisconsin electric generator manufacturer has employees working the weekend to ensure a steady flow of products to the East Coast where Hurricane Irene is bearing down.
Seems like the only thing to really come out of the aftermath of the east coast earthquake is sarcasm. A lot of media attention, very little damage. Great photo, more photos and tweets. Also, a […]
A 5.8 earthquake is mild by west coast standards, but on the east coast, it is weird stuff.
For once this month, it’s not the snow in Minneapolis causing the headaches.