Viewpoints

Tue
22
Mar

BBB tips on spring yard cleanup

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

 

Sun
20
Mar

It’s in your court: What are ‘Executive Orders?’

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

One of the issues in the Presidential campaign is the use of executive orders by President Barack Obama. An executive order is loosely defined in the dictionary as an order from the President or a federal government agency which has the force of law. Why are such orders from the President so controversial?

 

Sun
20
Mar

DNR Q & A: Preventing spread of invasive species

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. What can I do to prevent the spread of invasive species when I’m out on the trails this spring?​

 

Sun
20
Mar

‘Spring dreaming has officially begun’


Moss adds a splash of green on the early spring forest floor and is a sure sign that gardening season is beginning. (Submitted photo)

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

It’s amazing how much a child can grow between one summer and the next. 

Wed
16
Mar

Kohlman Hotel


In the 1880’s and 1890’s, the Kohlman Hotel was a popular resort for lakeside vacations.

Nicole DeGuzman, 

Maplewood Area Historical Society Executive Director

 

Wed
16
Mar

Calling all horse owners


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

The 2012 Agricultural Census counted 66,384 horses in Minnesota, down from 90,140 in 2009, with 166 horse farms in Washington County and 2,243 horses. 

Sun
13
Mar

It’s in your court: a refresher in ‘civics’ - separation of powers

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

As we are in the midst of the presidential debate and caucus season, we are hearing most of the candidates promising they will do this or that as though, if elected, they would be dictator rather than president of the United States. It’s as though they want us to forget that we are a republic with three branches of government.

Sun
13
Mar

Letter: ‘Majority of all Muslims are not terrorists’

To the Editor:

 

It’s sad to see so many people of one group hated for no other reason than they share a religion with some extremists who have committed unconscionable acts of terrorism and torture. 

Wed
09
Mar

Suspect firms promise student loan relief

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

Wed
09
Mar

Becoming a city


Highway may of southeastern Ramsey County in 1946 showing annexations from New Canada Township. (submitted graphic)

Bob Jensen
Maplewood Area Historical Society President

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