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Objects in Mirror: March 21, 2008 Archive

MNDot closes the Highway 23 bridge

Posted at 8:16 AM on March 21, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MNDot's previous inspections cleared the Highway 23 bridge in St. Cloud, but the National Transportation Safety Board stated the design of the bridge gusset plates was inadequate. Considering the context of last August's I35W bridge collapse the closing is probably no surprise. Meanwhile, people are immediate affected. MPR's Jessica Mador reports that St. Cloud residents worry about bridge closure and that road detours will remain in place indefinitely.

Did MNDot do the right thing? Read and comment on the News Cut blog entry MnDOT steps up.

Join the Midmorning Book Club online discussion

Posted at 9:52 AM on March 21, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Join the online discussion with the Midmorning Book Club about the latest selection, To Kill a Mockingbird.

It is a big book in the way it occupies our imagination and ranks as the favorite book for many people. (Check out how many people on Gather name it a favorite book!) It is big in reach, in causing reactions, in each reader's relationship with it.

When did you first read it? What stands out most for you? How does the story stick with you?

* Listen to Midmorning Friday March 21 at 10 a.m. CT
* Suggest a classic for a future Midmorning Book Club selection

The Splendid Table takes your weeknight cooking questions

Posted at 2:10 PM on March 21, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

howtoeatsupper.jpgThe Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift collaborated on a new book, The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show. Since the book is all about dinner dishes and kitchen tips, we asked them if they could take all that knowledge and answer some weeknight cooking and kitchen questions from you.

Post your questions in the comments here. Lynne and Sally won't be able to answer all questions, but will select some from the comments in this article. We'll contact you if they're able to address your question and will make sure you get to see the answer.

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