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C.J. is a columnist in the Star Tribune's Twin Cities section. Her column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


C.J.: WCCO radio spices up its podcast lineup with TwoHauteMamas.com

The chemistry between Sheletta Brundidge and Lindy Vincent is as undeniable as their banter.


C.J.: There's nothing off limits for comedian Joe Minjares since his lung transplant

Minjares is starting to feel normal more than a year after his lung transplant.


C.J.: Comedian Kristin Andersen-Anderson is ready to laugh about her major health scare

What’s so funny about a near-death experience? Comedians Joe Minjares and Kristin Andersen-Anderson will tell you Saturday at the New Hope Cinema Grill,…


C.J.: Chronicling his times on Earth through poetry and hikes

There is poetry everywhere James Marshall Goff treks. His first book is a collection of selected poems, “Hiking in the Universe,” which Goff…


C.J.: After 10 years of tinkering: Voila! It's Spot Bomb

A special potion leads to a look into the sometimes mysterious world of carpet manufacturing and stain removal.


C.J.: Author Peter Dorsen has cleaned up his life and is focused helping men 60 and older

"Men Over 60: Don't Quit Now!" is in the final editing stage. It follows his "Dr. D's Handbook for Men Over 40," published in 1999.


C.J.: The president of Gayle King's fan club has been located, and her name is not Oprah

Producer and creative consultant Rachel Weintraub says she works only with people she loves. And she loves Gayle King, “CBS This Morning” anchor,…


C.J.: FX's 'Versace' costume designer has won the right to be 'Big Lou'

For Lou Eyrich, the transition from Ragstock manager to the costume world was the result of "being in the right place at the right time."


C.J.: Attorney Clinton Collins wants to thank family of his young organ donor

Double organ recipient Clinton Collins is not surprised he’s still here, but there were days before his recent kidney-pancreas transplant when the waiting…


C.J.: Never heard of bandy? There's even a U.S. Hall of Fame

On Monday, the governing body that oversees bandy, a team sport played on ice, inducted two players into its Hall of Fame — Minneapolis native Chris Preiss and Swedish-American Jasper Felder.