Viewpoints

Wed
15
Jun

Inquiring minds: What's the difference between heavy water and light water?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they've gotten lately.


Wed
15
Jun

Music for the ears, but not for the eyes

There are two green leaf-patterned couches near the mailbox slots on the first level of my apartment building.

Mon
13
Jun

Wait, so it's the pyramid's fault?

When deciding on whether to snack on an apple or chips after school, children in the '90s up until a couple weeks ago had the benefit of the Food Pyramid to determine which one they should choose.

Wed
08
Jun

Inquiring minds: How do I build a rain barrel?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they've gotten lately.


Tue
07
Jun

The roots of an obsession

It's a seasonal thing -- call it spring fever, May madness or a really bad crush -- and it's struck again, despite my best efforts to be stronger "this year."

I'm distracted at work, restless at home and inclined to daydream.

Fri
03
Jun

DNR Q&A: What should anglers and boaters know about nesting loons?

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:


Fri
03
Jun

DNR Q&A: What is a cord of firewood?

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:


Thu
02
Jun

Inquiring minds: Do you take donations of used DVDs?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they've gotten lately.



Q. Do you take donations of used DVDs?

Wed
01
Jun

Advice for the class of 2011

Twenty years ago this month I was brushing my mullet in preparation for my high school graduation.

I slipped my deck shoes on, rolled my jeans tight at the ankle and strutted across the stage to collect my diploma, certain I had all the answers.

Tue
24
May

Pimp your downspout

You may or may not remember the MTV show "Pimp my Ride," but anyone who has ever driven a clunker should understand the show's appeal. In each episode, the team selects a person with a truly awful car and then spends a few days restoring and customizing the vehicle.

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