The Olympics are over, and whether or not you are a fan, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in watching Michael Phelps blow past his competition in the pool. Our kids were obsessed with watching him as well, and though we naturally cheer for the Americans, our family as a whole could not miss one minute of Usain Bolt, the sprinter from Jamaica. This guy makes the fastest runners in the world look like they sprint as fast as I do. And that is not saying much.
The Prior Lake Players will hold preliminary auditions for their fall play, the female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," at Glendale United Methodist Church, 13550 Glendale Rd., Savage, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Average retail gasoline prices in Twin Cities have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26 Sunday, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. That compares to the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21.