Steve Zorn (in a letter to the editor published Dec. 10) says that trash collection is an issue of control -- “controlling our lives through our garbage.” Trash collection equals “big government.” Really? I doubt that Mr. Zorn is a bigger control freak than I am, but I try to not let my emotional responses take over my reasoning.
‘Tis the season to catch some holiday high school tournament action.
Seven different varsity teams from Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy are in action this week in holiday tournaments. Here’s a look at where each school’s teams are headed while school is out.
Does it seem like your magazine renewal notices arrive earlier these days? If so, you’re not alone.
Some consumers report that they unintentionally “renewed” subscriptions that were already paid for years in advance.
The snow is crisp and the calendar is winding down, signaling that special time has come once again: cities are finalizing budgets and levies for the upcoming year.
While this seasonal tradition doesn’t come with hot chocolate and candy canes, mild improvements in the economy and favorable changes in state law have perhaps imbued the budgeting process with a bit more cheer than in recent years.
The Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are neither professional law enforcement officers, nor are they trained firefighters. They are first responders without credentials. They are citizens who are trained to respond in a limited capacity if bad things should happen. They are generally under the local law enforcement entity. Ours is under the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department. The training is similar throughout the nation. It is taught by professionals in areas of likely need if that need arises.