March 2008

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Timing is everything for crabgrass control

In Minnesota, both large and smooth crabgrass are the two species that invade our lawns. Both species are annuals and grow most vigorously following germination in the late spring through mid-summer.

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A very profitable mini-mart, but only for two years

The owner, manager and two employees of Twins Market and Meats were sentenced Jan. 31 for food stamp fraud, and the city was able to put the nail in the coffin of the small convenience store on East Fourth Street just last week by revoking its licensure.

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Mar

Convenience store hit by heist

Three weeks ago, one or more burglars broke into the Trestle Shop on 9717 Robert Trail in Inver Grove Heights, dismantling an ATM and making off with the cash inside.

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The road to Manzanillo

A vision of helping poor children in Manzanillo, Mexico to pursue higher education - junior and senior high school - became reality with the delivery last August of three school buses, 27 computers, 300 desks, 30 work tables, 10 copiers, 10 air conditioners, playground equipment for three schools

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31
Mar

The road to Manzanillo

A vision of helping poor children in Manzanillo, Mexico to pursue higher education - junior and senior high school - became reality with the delivery last August of three school buses, 27 computers, 300 desks, 30 work tables, 10 copiers, 10 air conditioners, playground equipment for three schools

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31
Mar

Valley Branch Watershed District creates new grant program

Beginning this year, the Valley Branch Watershed District (VBWD) will begin helping local landowners and communities to plant trees, gardens and with other projects to improve surface water quality of lakes, streams, and wetlands within the watershed.

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31
Mar

Preparation for bad times

Very likely every person who reads this column has had some bad times in their life. Illness, death, divorce, financial difficulties, wayward children and the list of possibilities is endless.

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31
Mar

Hockey Hall of Fame - for me - banquet was a first

The games are only part of the tradition of the annual state hockey classic
I didn't have a big reason to get to the Xcel Center early for the annual boys' state hockey classic, except a while back, I applied for and received a special invite.

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31
Mar

Be brave, don't see 'The Brave One'

I love watching movies, but every so often come across one that no one - from fans of independent or foreign films to those who cheer on only the big "blockbusters" - should put in their video player of choice.

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Mar

For Karen Hyers, math is the tops

If anyone can make math interesting to a group of teenagers early in the morning, Tartan High School teacher Karen Hyers would be on that list.

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