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Tue
25
Jul

National Night Out


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa

 

Mon
24
Jul

Vacation without an agenda can open unexpected doors to fun


Devils Tower, a geological oddity, can be seen from miles away. The unearthly-looking monolith rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fouche River valley and was the country’s first national monument. Mary Lee Hagert photo

Black Hills: river gorges, wildlife & archeological digs

Mon
24
Jul

Your Legal Rights: Internet and television service bait and switch


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Most people want the best rate they can get for internet or cable television or satellite television service. Some providers offer aggressive promotions that claim to save you money.

Wed
19
Jul

All that glitters and is gold, does not belong in our lakes


Goldfish, water hyacinth, yellow iris and bullfrogs are just a few of the species that are often dumped into Minnesota waterways. Unfortunately, these non-native aquatic plants and animals disrupt the natural food web. submitted photo

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Jumpy #1 was my reward for good behavior and a steady string of perfect worksheets. My first grade teacher, Mrs. Hatfield, kept a sticker chart at the front of the room.

Wed
19
Jul

It’s In Your Court: DWI and prescribed medications


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

You may have seen in the news that golfer Tiger Woods was charged with DWI in Florida. He explained that he was not under the influence of alcohol (which tests confirmed), but had unforeseen side effects from prescribed medications.

Tue
18
Jul

Your Legal Rights: Three-Day Cooling-Off law for contracts


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Consumers enter into contracts for a variety of products and services.  Some consumers mistakenly believe they have a legal right to cancel any contract within a three-day “cooling-off” period.  However, most contracts do not provide for a “coolin

Tue
11
Jul

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - July 2017


On Leadership Day at Weaver Elementary School in Maplewood, students took charge. They gave tours of their school and shared presentations about leadership with adult guests including elected officials, business owners and district leaders. Submitted photo

Christine Osorio — Superintendent 

Sun
09
Jul

It’s In Your Court: taking the fifth


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

You have probably seen many TV “cop” shows such as Dragnet, Miami Vice, Law and Order, and CSI, where the suspense and dramatic music rise to a crescendo, the suspect is arrest and the officer announces to the suspect,

Sun
09
Jul

CORRECTION: July 9, 2017

Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins’ July 3 column titled “New local sex offender law, new businesses, new roads, new survey” had incorrect information regarding Prime Therapeutics.

Sun
09
Jul

BBB advice on door-to-door salespeople

–The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at www.bbb.org, or by calling 651-699-1111, or toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.

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