Morning Jolt: Putin: Crimea is part of Russia now http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319609/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:58:31 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319609/-1/blogs01 In the news

Crimea is now part of Russia, President Vladimir Putin said today at a signing ceremony that involved him, the prime minister of Crimea and the mayor of the city of Sevastopol. Despite protests from the U.S. and the European Union that Russia's actions in Crimea are illegal, Putin went forward with plans to annex the peninsula. Crimea was an [...]]]> March is time to search for emerald ash borer in Minn. http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319645/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Associated Press http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319645/-1/blogs01 Dr. Elaine Heffner: Mothers and guilt http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319619/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319619/-1/blogs01 A mother asked me if it is good or bad to apologize to your child for something you did that you think [...]]]> Morning Minutes, March 18 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319624/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319624/-1/blogs01 epitome \ ih-PIT-uh-mee \ noun; a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class: He is the epitome of goodness; a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract. — Dictionary.com
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Food for Thought: Springtime means lighten up, add color http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319625/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319625/-1/blogs01 When spring finally arrives, we gladly shed heavy coats and snow boots. Meals, too, lighten up with warmer weather, as we leave behind hearty soups and heavier meals in favor of more sprightly and seasonal fare. Spring celebrations - from Easter brunches to graduation dinners - are great opportunities to revisit old favorites and try something new.
This spring, why not celebrate the season with a blend of familiar and new? Here are some favorite flavors and foods of spring, [...]]]>
Family Time: Clutter-clearing tips turn chaos into harmony http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319785/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319785/-1/blogs01 The stack of shoes that pile up by the front door, the linen closet that you're afraid to open, the junk drawer that may well hide the mysteries of the universe - we all have one or two spots in our home that cry out for organization and tidying. Spring cleaning season is approaching, and with a plan of attack you can take this opportunity to clear away clutter, organize underutilized spaces and generally improve the overall usability of your home. Procter & Gamble and The [...]]]> It’s Official–Obama Has Made Us a Laughingstock http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/BLOGS/303189999/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:27 +0000 Rob Meltzer http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/BLOGS/303189999/-1/blogs01 So, what was the response to Obama’s “sanctions?” Well, a number of those targeted posted tweets laughing about the whole thing, and then the American, Russian and European stock markets rose on the certainty that the sanctions were pointless and would have no effect on markets. By late afternoon, Chinese politicians were smirking and even Assad was heard to joke that the Russian red line must be the retread from Syria. So, there you are. Now that Obama has painted himself [...]]]> Exclusive: Scoop on The Following's Big Shocker! http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303189997/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:01:08 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303189997/-1/blogs01 She's alive! As those of you who watched tonight's episode of The Following now know, Natalie Zea's Claire Matthews is back among the land of the living. Yep, turns ...]]> Exclusive: Scoop on The Following's Big Shocker! http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303189998/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:25:38 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303189998/-1/blogs01 She's alive! As those of you who watched tonight's episode of The Following now know, Natalie Zea's Claire Matthews is back among the land of the living. Yep, turns ...]]> Wine Talk: Earth to Bordeaux http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319612/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:51:14 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319612/-1/blogs01 Bordeaux, for those with a short memory, was once the benchmark for American wine, particularly in California. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and blends of the two were all the rage when the California wine boom got underway in the 1970s. Bordeaux, the [...]]]> Relish weekly recipe: Broccoli Rabe Pasta http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319613/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:45:05 +0000 By the editors of Relish Magazine http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319613/-1/blogs01 BROCCOLI RABE PASTA
• 1 pound orecchiette or cavatelli pasta (a small pasta shape to capture the sauce)
• 1 pound broccoli rabe, heavy stems removed, remaining stems and leaves cut into 1-inch pieces
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 1 t red pepper flakes
• 1 1/2 t coarse salt
• 1 cup reserved pasta water
• 1/2 cup grated Romano [...]]]>
Minn. cities, counties question printing mandate http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319656/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Associated Press http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319656/-1/blogs01 Irish Blogs We Love http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179914/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:29:39 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179914/-1/blogs01 Why It's Time to Ditch the Sleeping Pills http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179915/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:28:54 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179915/-1/blogs01 5 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179916/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:28:54 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179916/-1/blogs01 A Blood Test for Alzheimer's? http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179917/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:28:54 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179917/-1/blogs01 Minn. legislators to consider newborn screening law http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319666/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Associated Press http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319666/-1/blogs01 Dancing with the Stars Recap: Monday, March 17, 2014 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179900/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:22:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179900/-1/blogs01 Before the competition gets underway, the pros pair off with each other during a live ...]]> Dancing with the Stars Recap: Monday, March 17, 2014 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179907/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:22:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179907/-1/blogs01 Before the competition gets underway, the pros pair off with each other during a live ...]]> Smash's Katharine McPhee Joins CBS' Scorpion Pilot http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179905/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179905/-1/blogs01 In the pilot, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel)and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern ...]]> Smash's Katharine McPhee Joins CBS' Scorpion Pilot http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179912/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179912/-1/blogs01 In the pilot, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel)and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern ...]]> Kanye West Pleads No Contest, Sentenced to Anger Management http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179902/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:17:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179902/-1/blogs01 As part of a plea deal, West was sentenced to two years of probation, 250 hours of community service and anger ...]]> Kanye West Pleads No Contest, Sentenced to Anger Management http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179909/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:17:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179909/-1/blogs01 As part of a plea deal, West was sentenced to two years of probation, 250 hours of community service and anger ...]]> Nick at Nite Cancels See Dad Run After Three Seasons http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179901/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:14:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179901/-1/blogs01 Nick at Nite's first original scripted comedy series will end after the third season, which is currently in production. The 13-episode third season is slated to air later ...]]> Nick at Nite Cancels See Dad Run After Three Seasons http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179908/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:14:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179908/-1/blogs01 Nick at Nite's first original scripted comedy series will end after the third season, which is currently in production. The 13-episode third season is slated to air later ...]]> Chris Brown Ordered to Stay in Jail http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179904/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:08:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179904/-1/blogs01 Brown appeared in court on Monday after being sent to jail for getting kicked out of his court-mandated rehab. The judge stated that Brown ...]]> Chris Brown Ordered to Stay in Jail http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179911/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:08:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179911/-1/blogs01 Brown appeared in court on Monday after being sent to jail for getting kicked out of his court-mandated rehab. The judge stated that Brown ...]]> Minnesota man seeks son's return from Ukraine http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319646/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Associated Press http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319646/-1/blogs01 Glee's 100th Episode Marks the "End of an Era" and the Beginning of a New Chapter in New York http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179903/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179903/-1/blogs01 That's because the two-part special, which concludes ...]]> Glee's 100th Episode Marks the "End of an Era" and the Beginning of a New Chapter in New York http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179910/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 TV Guide http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179910/-1/blogs01 That's because the two-part special, which concludes ...]]> China's Latest Reform Is Bad News For The Markets In The Short Run (FXI, EWH) http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179919/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:01:28 +0000 Mamta Badkar http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303179919/-1/blogs01 ]]> Today in the News: Mick Jagger's girlfriend found dead http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319620/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140317/NEWS/140319620/-1/blogs01 Hot video: L'Wren Scott found dead in her apartment

Fashion designer and stylist L'Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Monday. Police are investigating the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend as a possible suicide.