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Tue
05
May

Resolving financial concerns for stepfamilies

Money Management
MNCPA

Sun
03
May

Stemming the tide of Alzheimer’s

Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator, Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator, Minnesota

Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a wrenching experience watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach.

Wed
29
Apr

Transportation investment in Maplewood

Workers fix a segment of surface pavement on Lakewood Drive, just south of Highwood Avenue E. (submitted photo)
Workers fix a segment of surface pavement on Lakewood Drive, just south of Highwood Avenue E. (submitted photo)

Nora Slawik

Wed
29
Apr

Investing in Minnesotans

The Senate recently passed provisions investing in our state’s economic development programs, workforce programs and our natural resources. The bill supports existing programs that help people find jobs, and funds new ideas that help move Minnesota forward.
 Here are some highlights:

Mon
27
Apr

The saga of a sunburned camper shivering in cold & rain

Jesse Poole
Jesse Poole

Though I'm sure it's elementary meteorology, it's always a little difficult to understand how one day supplies a sunburn while the next brings feet-numbing cold.

Mon
27
Apr

DFL’ers want changes in St. Paul Public Schools

The April 19 citywide DFL offered several lessons, according to three of the four people who were endorsed for the November, 2015 school board election.

Wed
22
Apr

What Earth Day means today

April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day in the United States. The annual event was designed to be a day where we take a step back to look at how our actions affect the earth, and recognize the things we can change to make our planet a better place to live. For many, the day means much more than simply remembering to recycle for a day.

Tue
21
Apr

Get to know your local conservation district

Gwen Willems, Supervisor — Ramsey Conservation District
Gwen Willems, Supervisor — Ramsey Conservation District

To observe Earth Day on April 22, learn more about Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

Mon
20
Apr

Sen. Metzen supports budget proposal

State Sen. James P. Metzen, District 52
State Sen. James P. Metzen, District 52

When the Minnesota Legislature was on its Easter break, I used the time away from the Capitol to discuss the big issues of the year with constituents in our district. One of the biggest topics is the budget surplus and what to do with it.

Mon
20
Apr

Thanks to April snow showers, memories flower

It snowed on my birthday, again.
While that's nothing out of the ordinary for Minnesotans with birthdays between mid-November and mid-March, I'm always stunned when I look out the window and see snow falling from the heavens ... on my April birthday.
Granted, this year it was only snow flurries. But just the same, I couldn't help but wonder if those late-season snowflakes were really necessary.

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