Viewpoints

Tue
29
Mar

Eliminate taxes on social security benefits

To the Editor: 

 

Sun
27
Mar

DNR Q & A: Steps to becoming a conservation officer

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. I’m interested in becoming a conservation officer. What steps should I take to pursue this career?

 

Sun
27
Mar

It’s in your court: Traditions in the courtroom

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

Some of the rituals in the courtroom have a long tradition, some of them flowing from British judicial traditions. While American judges and lawyers do not wear white horsehair wigs, other traditions such as the black robe, the “bar and well,” and the “bench” are British in origin. Indeed white wigs are no longer worn in British civil hearings.

 

Wed
23
Mar

St. Paul’s Priory


This brick building was home to St. Paul’s Priory. (submitted photo)

Brenda Rudberg

Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

 

Wed
23
Mar

How a little idea can make big changes: how a bill becomes a law


State Sen. Chuck Wiger - District 43

While the lawmaking process can seem complicated and far away from average day-to-day life, many of the most important laws passed recently have been brought to me by constituents.

Tue
22
Mar

Senior Housing initiatives at the Capitol


Rep. Alice Hausman DFL-District 66A

Imagine working hard your whole life. Maybe you had a job with a pension, maybe not. Maybe you were able to put aside money for retirement. But, was it enough? Can you stay in your house? That is the dilemma facing many older Minnesotans.

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. 

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