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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.: National media sensation 'Donut Boy' drops pastries on Twin Cities police

“Donut Boy” Tyler Carach was in the metro last week making deliveries to three police departments. With the help of Dunkin’ Donuts, the 10-year-old…


C.J.: 'Encyclopedia of Misinformation' author hit too close to 'Prairie Home'

NYC-based internet strategies consultant and author Rex Sorgatz showcased quite the sense of humor when he lived in Minnesota — although Garrison Keillor…


C.J.: 'Encyclopedia of Misinformation' author brings the facts home to Minnesota

A die-hard Minnesotan who has lived in NYC for 11 years, Internet strategies consultant Rex Sorgatz was the founder of MNspeak.com.


C.J.: Cassandra O'Neal's goodbye to Prince was pitch perfect

New Power Generation and Prince keyboardist Cassandra O’Neal became his fan as a kid the moment she heard “I Wanna Be Your…


C.J.: Catching up with former Fox 9er Jonathan Choe

Affable Jonathan Choe is fine with being recognized as “the Asian guy.” That’s because he’s a sweetie — although he claims to have…


C.J.: Fox's Harris Faulkner salutes military upbringing, Minnesota

Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner is a player in the media world, having gone from correspondent to hosting two weekday shows. In Part 2…


C.J.: Fox News Channel's Harris Faulkner is never genuinely 'Outnumbered'

Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner’s web show “Outnumbered Overtime” did so well online that it earned a spot on TV. A former KSTP-TV anchor…


C.J.: Music or basketball, Prince executed what was in his head, says NPG's Hayes

Morris Hayes’ height advantage was irrelevant when Prince was on the basketball court. That was the case even when the New Power Generation…


C.J.: Columbine survivor's documentary will premiere in Minnesota

"Parkland — that just seemed very similar and familiar to Columbine," said Laura Farber, who survived the April 20, 1999, massacre in Littleton, Colo.,…


C.J.: At least monster trucker Becky McDonough slows her roll when the roads are slippery

The Brainerd native won her first stadium freestyle event in 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium and is back for more Saturday.