Ben Bernanke is stepping down on Jan. 31, 2014, as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Janet L. Yellen, a Democrat, is expected to take his place. If her nomination is approved by the Senate, her position as chair will establish a number of firsts.
America's 39th president left office after one term. He was defined, by many, as a weak leader. He failed to rescue hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, when radical Islamists stormed the grounds of our embassy there.
National news media are covering the recent financial crisis (the federal government shjutdowmn) as though it's the end of the world. In fact, only 17 percent of the federal bureaucracy has been impacted.
Owner of the Minnesota Twins, Jim Pohlad said the reason he gave manager Ron Gardenhire a two-year extension on his contract was so the 12-year veteran American League manager could get his 1,000th win as the Twins' skipper.
Brainerd Hotel and Conference Center is closing its doors for good on Sunday, Oct. 6. That's a sad day.
Some 40 employees at the center will be turned loose to find other employment.
This once state-of-the-art facility served Brainerd for decades.