More than 1 million people in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water, but too many of them are not tested on a regular basis for things that can make people sick, such as bacteria, arsenic, or nitrate.
Students from St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights dropped off more than 10 tons of food they collected for Neighborhood House’s month-long food drive March 13. The donation marks the fourth consecutive year that the school has broken Neighborhood House’s record for a single food drive.
“Payday” lending and short-term consumer loans have nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching a high of 350,000 in 2011.
Minnesotans may turn to payday-lending companies to make ends meet during difficult economic times, but the Department of Commerce urges consumers to beware if committing to a payday loan online.