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Mon
01
Oct

Living the buckthorn and bittersweet life


A buckthorn weed wrench is one way to remove the invasive plant species called buckthorn. submitted photo

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I have a faint recollection of the carefree joy I used to feel while hiking in the woods. “Aren’t these woods pretty?” I would think. “Look at all those pretty wildflowers along the roadside. Isn’t life grand?” 

Tue
11
Sep

Milwaukee in April: Bites, bikes and a blizzard


Grizzly bears lumbered around at the Milwaukee Zoo. (Pamela O’Meara photo/Review)

Miss Katie’s 1950s diner is a good place to start a spring visit to Milwaukee if you like good burgers and delicious fries. Follow that up with a custard tour of 1950s drive-ins with Milwaukee Food and City Tours.

Tue
11
Sep

It’s In Your Court: No mulligans in criminal court


Judge Steve Halsey

If you are a golfer you may have more than once announced to your playing partners, “I’m taking a mulligan” when you had a bad shot. We all have desires for “do-overs” when we mess up in life.

Tue
04
Sep

When the sprinklers are running but the grass is still dry


Fixing problems like broken or incorrectly places sprinkler heads can help you to keep your lawn green without wasting water. submitted photo

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Have you ever wondered why some parts of your lawn remain stubbornly dry even on days when the sprinklers have run? You might be surprised to learn that water pressure is often to blame. 

Fri
31
Aug

Words from Wiger: Back to school in Minnesota


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

 

Fri
31
Aug

BBB: Tips for Consumers at the State Fair

Better Business Bureau of  Minnesota and North Dakota

 

The start of the Minnesota State Fair is always the surest sign summer is winding down. But it’s a terrific way to wrap up a season of fun.

Fri
31
Aug

New Brighton’s 130-year-old train depot brings city history to life


photo courtesy of David Peterson • The depot museum as it stands today in Long Lake Regional Park. It’s open to visitors June to September on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

David Peterson

contributing writer

 

Tue
28
Aug

It’s In Your Court: How do judges become judges?


Judge Steve Halsey

During the general election in November you may turn over your ballot and find a list of candidates for district court judge, as well as candidates for Minnesota Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Mon
20
Aug

Your legal rights: Student loan assistance scams


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Student loan debt has reached historic levels in the United States.  Over 40 million Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loans.  Student loan assistance scams take advantage of this growing debt by promising help that is “too good to be tr

Mon
20
Aug

MN Dept. of Health: Research finds – same Minnesota hospital, same surgery, big price differences

Minnesota Department of Health and employers partner to increase price transparency

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