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?"
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.
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.