Leisure & Lifestyle

Fri
18
May

Early spring leads to early tick-borne disease season

Minnesota's unusual stretch of warm weather has led to earlier-than-normal tick activity and a sudden start to the tick-borne disease season. Health officials urge Minnesotans to begin their efforts to protect themselves from ticks and the diseases they carry.

Thu
17
May

Yes, you can promise a rose garden

Millions of people send roses to loved ones on special occasions -- they're lush, brilliantly-colored and a favorite the world 'round.

Wed
16
May

Fish tank apparently starts fire, then douses it

When they left the house Tuesday morning, the inhabitants of 7446 Upper 24th St. in Oakdale had no idea their home was hours from being counted in fire damage statistics.

Thu
10
May

The last sweet melody of a mother's life

My mother spent the Christmas holidays with her daughters, Eileen, Colleen, Rhonda and me, but she was not really there.

Thu
10
May

The last sweet melody of a mother's life

My mother spent the Christmas holidays with her daughters, Eileen, Colleen, Rhonda and me, but she was not really there.

Thu
10
May

Half of aging boomers face eye disease

By age 65, one-third, and by age 80, one-half of all Americans will suffer from some form of eye disease. Many will not know their eyes are in jeopardy until it is too late to prevent severe vision loss or blindness.

Fri
04
May

Plan ahead to stay connected in emergency

Putting a plan in place can help families stay connected with loved ones nearby and overseas, should an emergency strike.

Every year, people are separated from their relatives in an emergency, such as a flood, hurricane or earthquake.

Fri
04
May

Branson is for families

If you think of Branson, Mo. as a city full of shows, you are correct. Dozens of shows are presented daily, and the tornado that roared through in February has caused little disruption in this "live music capital of the world." All but a couple of shows are continuing as usual.

Thu
26
Apr

Old - and new - plant pests are back

With an early spring comes an early introduction to old enemies. This year, before the tulips were up, suspicious-looking fuzzy yellow spots dotted lawns.

And the early warming may bring June beetles in May -- followed by a much more destructive pest, Japanese beetles.

Thu
26
Apr

Old - and new - plant pests are back

With an early spring comes an early introduction to old enemies. This year, before the tulips were up, suspicious-looking fuzzy yellow spots dotted lawns.

And the early warming may bring June beetles in May -- followed by a much more destructive pest, Japanese beetles.

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