Viewpoints

Sun
17
Jan

DNR Q & A: State forest 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:

Q. Can I harvest firewood from state forests to heat my home?

 

Sun
17
Jan

Stupid is as stupid does

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

Frequently during the movie Forrest Gump the namesake says, “Stupid is as stupid does.” When it comes to criminal activity, there is no shortage of proof on You Tube and on cable TV shows that this phrase is true. For example, we see burglars stuck in an airshaft or chimney. We may find such antics funny and almost beyond belief, but such antics can lead to tragedy for others and imprisonment for the perpetrator. Here are just a few cases, but the names have been left out to protect the innocent (and not so innocent) as they used to say on the 1960’s TV show “Dragnet.”

Wed
13
Jan

Martin Luther King Jr. Day; a reminder of respect and tolerance

State Sen. Chuck Wiger
District 43

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sun
10
Jan

DNR Q & A: Some catfish hibernate, some don’t

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. Do Minnesota's catfish go dormant in the winter?

 

Sun
10
Jan

Incompetency of criminal defendant’s to proceed to trial

From the Bench

You have probably heard news stories about people who won’t face trial because they are not competent to proceed through the legal process.  This is a different legal issue than when a jury finds someone not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect.

Tue
05
Jan

Salting the earth


(submitted photo)

Angie Hong
Washington Conservation District

When the City of Carthage fell at the end of the Third Punic War, 146 BC, victorious Romans pulled Phoenecian ships out of the harbor and set them on fire before moving through the city, house to house, rounding up and selling 50,000 people into slavery. Then they set the city on fire. As a final insult before they left, it is said that the Roman soldiers sprinkled salt upon the ground to ensure that nothing could ever grow there again.

Sun
03
Jan

Preventing financial infidelity in your relationship

Money Management
MNCPA

The recent Ashley Madison hack may have revealed some interesting things about extramarital affairs. However, there are far less obvious forms of infidelity that can be equally damaging to a relationship, one of which is financial infidelity. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) advises you how to identify the causes of and prevent financial infidelity in your relationship.

Wed
23
Dec

Happy to be on board

Christine Osorio
Christine Osorio

The 2015-16 school year is off to a great start! Our 10,660 young scholars are engaged in rigorous coursework led by dedicated faculty and staff.

Wed
23
Dec

Creating a better student testing system in Minnesota

State Sen. Chuck Wiger
District 43

The issue of too much student testing has recently come under a spotlight, both in Minnesota and across the country. We know that testing is important, but there are several issues under fire in the current discussion. First, how much time should be dedicated to preparing for and taking tests. Secondly, what kind of learning is being assessed. This column lays out the issues under consideration in Minnesota, and how decisions being made on the federal level have a direct impact on our students here at home.

Tue
22
Dec

DNR Q & A: If it ever snows...

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. With winter in the air, folks are getting ready to ride their snowmobiles. What training is required to legally operate a snowmobile?

 

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