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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
Updated at 11:15 AM

As I’ve mentioned before in this column, I am somewhat fascinated with the process of naming children. Whenever one of those lists of the most popular baby names appears, I will look at it to see what names are becoming more popular. Over time, general trends emerge, and there are people who devote their scholarly time to tracking those trends. For me, it’s more of a hobby that started with an observation a professor of mine made in a lecture long ago.

Updated at 11:10 AM

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Updated at 11:08 AM

Since having weight-loss surgery, I set many personal goals.My first — and most important — goal was to get off my prescribed medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Mission accomplished.

Updated at 11:04 AM

Mike Trout … Clayton Kershaw … Aroldis Chapman.

Updated at 10:54 AM

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz was getting ready to step into the cage for live batting practice here on Saturday when he spied a group of writers, wandered over and asked one of them about the details of the new pace-of-game rules.

Updated at 10:53 AM

It was great to see them playing at home this early, though.

Updated at 10:47 AM

See story for award winners

Updated at 10:44 AM

One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

Updated at 10:41 AM

Q: Hello, Greg, I enjoy your columns very much and I can tell you’ve “been around” for a very long time. However, I’m now 82, so I probably have a few years on you.

Updated at 10:40 AM

It’s been three weeks now since we lost an hour to embark on another round of daylight saving time. I’m just beginning to get used to it.

Updated at 10:40 AM

The win came on Saturday over Upper Iowa.

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