Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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Are a couple of minutes worth the increased risk?

The question above is a question to ask yourself the next time you are driving over the speed limit or weaving around slower cars.

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Aug

Rain gardens prevent polluted runoff

Rain gardens are the hottest new landscaping trend. Simply put, a rain garden is an attractive water-filtering system. Think of rain gardens as "planted basins." They are a natural alternative to managing storm water runoff, rather than creating ponds or installing high-tech filtration systems.

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How to beat summer 'brain drain'

For kids, summer is the time to relax and enjoy themselves. Bikes, basketball, video games and summer camp. . . for the three months of summer vacation, kids use all of these to push the memory of school as far from their minds as possible.

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09
Aug

Interim manager will stay

Greg Copeland will stay on as Maplewood's interim city manager by a 3-2 City Council vote made after the long-awaited discussion of his background check July 24. A goal was also set to have a permanent city manager on staff by Dec. 11 and a workshop is scheduled for Aug.

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Aug

Writing 'around town

When author Jorie Miller started teaching a writing class in her hometown of Oakdale, what resulted, indirectly, was a widespread offering of such classes in Twin Cities suburbs.

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09
Aug

Stress-busting tips for students

Stress can seriously impact a student's ability to learn. It's also an unavoidable consequence of life. Helping your child learn to manage and reduce stress is an important life skill. Dr.

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09
Aug

Tips to help parents avoid homework battles

As September approaches, do you find yourself getting ready for battle - the seemingly endless battle with homework each night while school is in session?

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09
Aug

Back To School: Bullying: a big problem

Most people can remember some experience with a bully while growing up. Unfortunately, bullies still cause psychological and physical damage to other kids. Bullying is when one or several youths employ physical, emotional or verbal abuse to make life miserable for another.

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09
Aug

Board to go for state-allowed maximum in levy vote

The survey firm's advice was clear: don't go over $100 per year tax increase for the average household or a referendum levy won't be passed by voters in November.

The District 622 School Board's position is just as firm: the kids need the maximum.

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09
Aug

Self-service recycling needed in Washington County

Despite curbside recycling programs offered throughout Washington County, rural residents and businesses have shown a need for a self-service site in the area, according to Jeff Travis, a public health and environment program manager.

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