Leisure & Lifestyle

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Do-it-yourself or hire a contractor? Get your home improvement project done right

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home-improvement projects usually start out well. Then, you set something on fire or cause bodily harm with a power tool. So, should you hire a contractor? That depends on you and the project.

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Use compostable bags for lawn, garden waste

Metro area residents are now required to use compostable plastic or paper bags when they bag up their yard waste, food waste, organics or other compostable material at the curb for collection.

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11
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Take simple steps for fire safety

Home fires are the most common disaster in the country, affecting more than 400,000 families, and injuring more than 20,000 people a year according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

The Red Cross encourages you to take these simple steps that can often prevent fires.

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11
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Try these everyday ideas to improve family health

Family culture influences many of an individual's choices and values including food choices, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and healthful development.

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09
Jul

Diseases from ticks rise to record levels in Minnesota

Bites from blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) led to a record number of tick-borne disease cases in Minnesota during 2007, say state health officials. Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis, three illnesses which can all lead to serious complications.

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09
Jul

Memories of War: Local WWII vet George Miller reflects on experiences

Sometimes, when George Miller can't sleep at night, he tries to count in his head the number of times he was shot at in World War II. He means directly shot at - bullets aimed specifically at him, not just battlefield crossfire.

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09
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Memories of War: Local WWII vet George Miller reflects on experiences

Sometimes, when George Miller can't sleep at night, he tries to count in his head the number of times he was shot at in World War II. He means directly shot at - bullets aimed specifically at him, not just battlefield crossfire.

Mon
09
Jul

Long-term care insurance. What is it? Do you need it?

With 70 million baby boomers hitting retirement age, there has been a surge in sales of long-term care insurance, which pays for your care in many settings, such as at home, a nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult day care.

Mon
09
Jul

Take steps to prevent illness from swimming this summer

As temperatures rise and Minnesotans flock to swim at their favorite beaches and pools, state health officials are reminding residents of steps they can take to help prevent recreational water illnesses this summer.

Mon
09
Jul

Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2012

The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in 2012 in a Minnesota resident has been confirmed. State health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through the autumn frost.

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