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Mon
05
Nov

Tin chicken. Rusted.

I have lost my chicken.

Well, it wasn't really my chicken. In fact, it wasn't a chicken, it was a rooster: a tall, proud rooster made entirely from questionable metal origins.

Fri
02
Nov

Our stretch of the Mississippi River: Good, bad and ugly

Ask Lark Weller, a community planner with the National Park Service's Mississippi National River and Recreation area, the most common question she gets about the Mississippi River and her answer is quick. "Is it safe to swim in the river?"

Fri
26
Oct

Judicial Review: setting bail in criminal cases

You have probably seen news stories about someone being arrested for a horrible crime and then heard that the judge set bail allowing the person to be released from custody.

Fri
26
Oct

Is a voter ID necessary?

As I walked into the Maplewood city council chambers, I was surprised to see former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer speaking into a microphone. Even more startling was the familiar figure sitting next to her ... former Gov. Arne Carlson.

Tue
23
Oct

Fending off 'zombie debt'

You've seen zombies, whether on screen or on your porch come Halloween.

But, there is another kind of zombie to think about:

zombie debt.

Mon
22
Oct

Tips for the new retirement

A recent study conducted by the Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement found that 67 percent of middle-income baby boomers are expecting a retirement that is different from the one their parents enjoyed.

Sat
20
Oct

Apple orchards - right and wrong

There is a right way and a wrong way to do everything, and apple-picking is no exception.

Two weekends ago, our family headed over to one of my favorite local orchards, Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake, in search of apple donuts, hay rides and a corn maze.

Mon
15
Oct

A crash course in Calvinism

I'm always happy to expose my children to the treasures of my youth, but this time I'm concerned it may backfire.

Thu
11
Oct

Inquiring minds: What does NADA stand for?

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.

Thu
11
Oct

Inquiring minds: How to "return" e-books to your library

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.

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