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New organic cafe
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. – Cafe Juliahna is a labor of love. Owner Sherry Asplund has combined her three passions – healthy organic food, organic fair trade specialty coffee (roasted on site) and beautiful spaces – into a cafe that is a portal into a healthy future.

Cafe Juliahna boasts a large, mostly vegetarian organic menu. It’s one of very few places in the Twin Cities offering a totally organic meal. Homemade soups, unique sandwiches, pesto wraps, rich salads, an organic bakery and a large breakfast menu are some of the options available. The cafe also has a menu devoted exclusively to freshly made juices to nourish, cleanse and heal the body.

Asplund’s background includes management at the Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis, where she says she learned about the importance of organic food for long-term and short-term health. "This experience of life in the physical world is nothing less than magnificent. Our spiritual selves touch the physical plane through our bodies and I believe the quality of that experience has a lot to do with what we choose to consume. Good health is our birthright and it’s been compromised by poor policy regarding the regulation of our food."

Cafe Juliahna is committed to sustainable practices. Solar panels are on the roof top, and the cafe uses compostable cups, environmentally friendly cleaning products and buy their products locally when possible.

Cafe Juliahna is located at 879 Smith Ave. in West. St. Paul. Take Kellogg in downtown St. Paul to Smith Avenue south over the High Bridge. The cafe is one mile down on the right side at Smith and Annapolis. Call 651.450.7070, email [email protected] or visit

The Cosmic Bridge
MINNEAPOLIS – Craig Lang, author of the new book The Cosmic Bridge, Close Encounters and Human Destiny will be a guest speaker at the Minnesota Theosophical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday January 7 in the sanctuary of Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 44th and Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis. The new book presents a new perspective on the close encounter phenomenon, that of an evolving relationship for the benefit of both humanity and the visitors. The author is a certified hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy instructor and NLP practitioner based in Brooklyn Center, Minn. For more information, visit

The Haunted Palmer House Hotel
EDINA, Minn. – The Hosts of Twin Cities-based Darkness on the Edge of Town Paranormal Radio Show, Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, are taking their show on the road and bringing paranormal TV celebrities Patrick Burns from Court TV’s Haunting Evidence and Chris Fleming, the psychic sensitive from Dead Famous on the Biography Channel, to explore the Haunted Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, Minn.

The Palmer House Hotel has been featured in two books about the paranormal that document local ghost stories and famous Midwest haunts. Known for having more than 10 possible spirits residing within its walls, the Palmer House is a favorite investigation location for paranormal investigation groups from all over the United States.

The event will be January 18-20 and will include two ghost investigations with the celebrity ghost hunters and presentations on techniques and theories of the paranormal by the celebrity guests. Two special talks will be given by local paranormal author Annie Wilder (House of Spirits and Whispers), and Phyllis Galde, a paranormal researcher and editor/publisher of the long-running FATE Magazine.

Darkness on the Edge of Town Paranormal Radio Show was created in 2006. Each week, the program features specialists from every walk of life that have interesting and thought-provoking beliefs concerning everything from UFOs to ghosts to Big Foot, the Bermuda Triangle and beyond. The show is streamed live to a worldwide audience at For more information about the radio show or events, call 612.388.3283 or email [email protected].

Retreat for Women
CHASKA, Minn. – The InnerSpirit Retreat® Weekend for Women, designed to bring balance to your body, mind and spirit, will take place January 19-20 at the Oak Ridge Resort & Conference Center in Chaska, brought to you by psychic medium, speaker and author Jessalyn Devereaux and New (paradigm) Group and co-hosted by Chic Clique®. Featuring the topic "The Secret of the InnerSpirit Revealed" the weekend event includes luxurious resort accommodations, seminars, psychic readings, mini spa sessions, mini Chinese Medicine sessions, InnerSpirit Life Coaching®, consulting on work-at-home opportunities for women, natural skin care and weight loss tips and products from Arbonne, Yoga, Qigong, aura photographs, The InnerSpirit Circle®: a panel of holistic experts, the "Cabaret Of Consciousness" with Gina Citoli and more. Registration is $249 per person for double occupancy, $289 for for single accommodations. To register, call 763.238.3786 or go to

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Tim Miejan
Tim Miejan is a writer who served as former editor and publisher of The Edge for twenty-five years. Contact him at [email protected].


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