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Without a Peep

August 11, 2017, Bloomington, MN - In early July, five years after opening, Just Born Candy Company's Peep store in the Mall of America closed up shop.  Candy Universe now presides over the first-floor location. Details are unclear and, as of this reporting, no official account of the store closing has been found. However, unidentified mall workers… Continue reading Without a Peep

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Into the Forest

May 5, 2017, Lamanai, Belize - There were several Mahogany trees in the Belizean Rainforest overgrown by parasitic trees. Each enchanting beast imprisoned within a network of limbs. Hundreds of long arms stretched from beneath the earth, grasping, clawing, pulling on their branches. And yet, despite their circumstances, these magnificent Mahogany trees continued to reach… Continue reading Into the Forest

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A View From the Mill City Museum

April 27, 2017, Minneapolis, MN - The Washburn A Mill was state-of-the-art when it opened its doors in the 1880s. In 1965, the building closed, its facilities deemed obsolete. A fire nearly destroyed it in the 1990s but from those ashes rose the Mill City Museum. Wounds healed, walls fortified, with loving care. Today, the mill proudly displays… Continue reading A View From the Mill City Museum

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Book Review: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix is the first book in her New York Times Bestselling series The Missing.  It is a middle-grade science fiction story published in 2008.   A mysterious event and its cover up launch the reader on a journey to discover the truth, where adoption and family are central themes.  While intended for… Continue reading Book Review: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix