Sisters Lois Halliday and Ruth Henkin sit together for a photo in the summer of 2007. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Even when my Aunt Lois was suffering from dementia at age 88, she still had a big smile on her face and told me she loved me. That’s how I left her a couple of weeks ago.
Three days later my sister Nancy called to say Lois was sick and had fallen; she wasn’t expected to live. Nancy and my mother sat with her that afternoon and evening. The next morning she died peacefully.
Choosing child care for your infant is a very important decision, one that should only be made after you have conducted in-person interviews with the caregivers and visited the site to assess the quality of care provided.
Here are some important things to look for, as well as some helpful questions to ask potential caregivers before choosing child care for your infant.
Put down that snow shovel (for now, at least), grab a hot beverage and relax with the latest edition of the Fairbanks Almanac. When you’re done you can crack open your dusty volume of Francis Bacon essays.
The first day of spring signals entry into severe weather season – floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. Minnesotans understand the volatility of weather, seeing record number of tornadoes in 2011 and an increased tornado season in 2012, beginning in March and ending in November. Consumers who have experienced the devastation of a natural disaster, forcing families and businesses to clean up and file insurance claims, understand the financial peace-of-mind insurance may provide. Troubling evidence suggests that more than half of all consumers do not have a home inventory of their possessions, putting them at risk for inadequate home insurance coverage.
“Payday” lending and short-term consumer loans have nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching a high of 350,000 in 2011.
Minnesotans may turn to payday-lending companies to make ends meet during difficult economic times, but the Department of Commerce urges consumers to beware if committing to a payday loan online.
One out of five people have errors on their credit report, according to a study released Feb. 11 by the Federal Trade Commission.
Even worse, for five percent of people, the errors were serious enough to change their credit risk classification, making it more expensive to borrow money.
Well it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wo .... sorry about that, I momentarily forgot who I was writing for.
In this latest edition of the Fairbanks Almanac we’ll touch on a fairly one-sided land deal, heavy things falling from the sky, confusing clocks, American cinema and more presidential factoids.
When the 2013-2014 legislative session began in early January, Minnesota faced a projected $1.1 billion budget deficit over the next two years and owed our schools an additional $1.1 billion in funding shifts used to balance previous budgets.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s name is currently being misappropriated in a phishing scheme related to the Unclaimed Property Program. The emails reported to the Commerce Department use the subject line “Heritage”, and are written in Slovenian urging relatives of “Andrew Novak” or other unknown relatives to claim their inheritance.