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The Denver Nuggets are eyeing Alessandro Gentile and they will scout him at the next Italian Cup Final Eight in Milano, scheduled for February 7-9.   Alessandro Gentile is the captain of Olimpia Milano and will be at next NBA draft (Draftexpress projected him as 49th pick in its last mock draft). Danilo Gallinari said that the Nuggets w...

Pizza is an Italian specialty, but the secret ingredient may be U.S. hard red spring wheat. In fact, Italy is Europe's largest importer of U.S. hard red spring wheat, and six Italians are heading to Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota August 2 to 9, 2014, to investigate this year's crop as part of a U.S. Wheat Associates trade team.   The te...

Another Columbus Day came and went this week, although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors.   Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first "multicul...

4 Bocce Events will be played over the course of the week. Those include an Open Tournament with a $4000 Grand Prize and separate Open National Tournaments with the top place teams earning a medal or trophy for the A and B Divisions.   "Open" Bocce is a type of game that people are most familiar with. Some main characteristics of the game ar...

Encouraged by the success of our first Italian cooking class for children, we want to give more families the opportunity to experience this fun and informative pizza making session designed for parent and child.   Join us on Saturday, March 14th, 12:00 – 2:30 PM as we create pizzas at Rebecca's Authentic Italian Bakery, located at 2111 East...

The Orlando Magic by no means encountered Danilo Gallinari in the course of their very first meeting in January, with the huge Italian nonetheless two weeks away from returning from torn knee cartilage. The Magic undoubtedly had no answer for him Sunday evening. Gallinari erupted for a profession-high 40 points, raining down a half-dozen...

A North Loop Minneapolis retailer is partnering with a Minnesota entrepreneur to launch a linen and home collection this month. Colette Jaffe is launching her self-named line of bedding, bathroom and home accessories manufactured in Italy's Tuscany region. Upscale men's retailer Martin Patrick 3 is the collection's exclusive retailer.  ...

New social workers will work increasingly with people from diverse immigrant groups who are often marginalized. The University of Kansas is working to increase study abroad experiences in a field that is growing its emphasis on international or global practice, including a current visit by students, faculty and staff from Milan, Italy.   Sev...

by Jean Caspers-Simmet Dennis Bollig, Dragotec USA president, reflected on the history of the business he and his wife, Darlene, grew on their farm. The Bolligs introduced the Drago GT corn head to the news media Nov. 10 at their rural Fenton location at the same time Olimac, the Italian company that manufactures the corn head, introduced it...

By Joey Bunch   Columbus Day will live on in Colorado after legislation to abolish it was voted down Monday night. Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton who sponsored the bill, originally sought to have Oct. 12 renamed Indigenous People's Day. He dropped that part of the proposal with an amendment during the committee hearing. The four...

by Jeff Toohey Johnson   Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey calls his version of this classic dish "Kansas City-fied." He merges Italian culture with Kansas City style by adding a barbecue spice rub and...

By Scott Koperski   A new restaurant is aiming to bring a taste of Italy to Beatrice. Florio's Italian Grille has been operating in the Indian Creek Mall for around a week following a soft opening. Featuring a wide variety of pizza and stromboli varieties, owner Tony Berisha said the restaurant has something for everyone and has be...