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Mon
03
Jun

Another session in the books

With the completion of a one-day special session on May 25, the Minnesota Legislature has adjourned. Gov. Tim Walz deserves high praise for uniting the Republican Senate and the DFL House of Representatives on a budget for the next two years.

Mon
03
Jun

10 movies that connect generations

Movies bridge generational divides. Great movies also shape a generation, creating a common experience. 

Mon
03
Jun

Ask the expert: Oral health as you age

It’s known brushing your teeth twice a day is crucial to keeping your smile bright, but most probably don’t understand how dental hygiene can impact your overall health, especially as you age.

Tue
28
May

Dakota County: A financial check-up

Going to the dentist’s office for a check-up always makes me nervous. Even though I brush and floss, I can’t help but worry a little when the hygienist starts poking around. It is nice to get a good report at the end of the exam.

Tue
28
May

DNR continues aggressive starry stonewort management


Starry Stonewort, which is an alga, can interfer with the use of a lake. There are steps that can be taken to prevent the sperad of the invasive species. (submitted photo)

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 

Mon
20
May

Bipartisan legislation would help fight senior fraud


Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

It all started a few years ago when a Duluth native received a seemingly innocent phone call asking questions about her family and retirement plan. 

Mon
20
May

Beware of people pretending to be from social security

Social Security Administration

 

Tue
14
May

Elder law attorney offers tips on helping caregivers prepare for future issues

For caregivers helping older or frail relatives, preparing for future needs can be almost as stressful as providing day-to-day help with feeding, dressing, bathing, medications and loving socialization.

Mon
13
May

Providing hope for Minnesotans with mental health issues

I’ve learned the lessons of depression the hard way. It’s something I experienced first in my late teens, and then again in my thirties. 

Mon
13
May

Saving energy is a great way to focus on your finances

Minnesota Department of Commerce

 

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