Columns

Wed
29
Jun

Maplewood’s Historic Landscape


The savanna on the east side of Wakefield Lake is remnant of the mid-1800’s landscape with mature oaks stretching broad limbs over a groundcover of prairie grasses.

Ginny Gaynor

Maplewood Natural Resources Coordinator

 

Tue
28
Jun

Letter: Thein’s a good choice for St. Paul

To the editor: 

 

Tue
28
Jun

HVAC Maintenance: No Time like the Present

BBB Tips on Making a Service Appointment

 

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

 

Sun
26
Jun

Renting a car

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

Many people need to rent a car from time to time, whether to get around on vacation or while a vehicle is in the shop for repairs. At your next car rental, consider the following:

Wed
22
Jun

Letter: Candy Sina, MN Senate candidate, knocked on my door

To the Editor:

 

Tue
21
Jun

Protecting the water we drink


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Have you been on a trip and spent the night curled up with stomach cramps, wondering if you inadvertently drank contaminated water? 

Sun
19
Jun

Are the courts one of the last bastions of civility?

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

The Election of 2010 was dominated by the negative media blitz and rancor of town hall meetings. It was rather shocking to see a Duluth town hall meeting in 2010 involving Congressional candidates reduced to a shouting match between each candidate’s supporters. Shouts of “liar!” and repeated interruptions of the candidates reduced what could have been a civil exchange of opinions and ideas to a near barroom brawl. In another state, supporters of one candidate stomped on the head of a supporter of the opponent. 

Wed
15
Jun

Gerten’s Greenhouse


In 1919, the Gerten’s truck helped transport trees, flowers and other plants.

Frank Gilbertsen

Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

 

Wed
15
Jun

Please, park on the grass


The Washington Conservation District building in Oakdale features a permeable parking lot.

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

“There goes the neighborhood,” someone surely thought when cars began to pull in and park on the lawn in front of the building.

Tue
14
Jun

Letter: Re: Eating hats and open government

To the Editor:

 

A recent letter writer said that she would “eat her hat” if the Roseville council practices open government. Well, for her sake I hope that hat is high in fiber!

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