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Sun
24
Apr

Charitable athletic events — how to stay on course

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

Charitable athletic events—like walkathons, races, and mud runs—may allow donors to both help a good cause and have the gratification of competing at an athletic event. But not all events are the same. Some events have high overhead, leaving little for charity. And at least one mud run in Minnesota gave no money to the charity it promised to help. 

Sun
24
Apr

Ode to Odonata


Most people consider dragonflies and damselflies to be terrestrial flying insects, but in fact, they often spend more than half of their lives in the water. (submitted photo)

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

The trilling of frogs echoes from a wooded pond. Trees, still bare though slowly speckled green, stand silent as I ride past.

Wed
20
Apr

We can all take part in Earth Day


Water is again flowing this spring at a neighborhood creek behind Cowern Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

State Sen. Chuck Wiger - District 43

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” 

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Sun
17
Apr

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

The Court presides over cases which involve allegations of abuse and neglect of children.  The formal description of these cases is Child in Need of Protection or Services or shortened to CHIPS cases. These cases will involve not only the children and parents but also social workers, attorneys and also a Guardian ad Litem. However, is there a role we as citizens can join which might assist to avoid the neglect or abuse which leads to a CHIPS case?

Sun
17
Apr

Letter: Act now to reduce ‘extra’ business property tax

To the Editor:

 

Sun
17
Apr

Does unwanted mail flood your mailbox?

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

If you receive unwanted mail, you are not alone.  Many people are bombarded by junk mail—ranging from credit card offers to catalogues to charitable solicitations.  Persistent junk mail can inundate mailboxes and become a hassle to dispose of.  So why is it so difficult to stop unwanted mail?

Wed
13
Apr

A chat about scat


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Are you four years old? Forty-four years old? Do you like to talk about poop? Come on, admit it. Poop is a little bit funny isn’t it? 

Wed
13
Apr

Letter: ‘Let’s support’ Isaacson for the Senate

To the Editor:

 

Wed
13
Apr

Miranda Warnings

From the Bench

“You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you . . .” So begins the famous “Miranda Warnings” that so many of us first learned about while watching TV shows growing up. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision, “Miranda vs. Arizona,” which has forever changed the way law enforcement handles custodial interrogations.

Wed
13
Apr

Historic Fires in Maplewood


Black smoke billowed out of the Gem Department Store when the paint department caught fire in 1967. (courtesy of Maplewood Area Historical Society)

Nicole DeGuzman

Maplewood Area Historical Society Executive Director

 

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