Columns

Sun
10
Jul

BBB shines spotlight on questionable award business

Business Owners often Targeted by “Vanity Awards”

 

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

 

Wed
06
Jul

Who Was Waldo?


Waldo Luebben, first mayor of Maplewood, and his family plant a maple tree. (photo courtesy of Maplewood Area Historical Society)

Brenda Rudberg

Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

Wed
06
Jul

Sorry to say but this isn’t Mayberry

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

Several years ago we visited the North Carolina small town of Mt. Airy, the model for Mayberry in the Andy Griffith Show. Just down the road is Pilot Mountain, which became the town of Mount Pilot in the TV show. In Mt. Airy, there are replicas of Floyd’s Barbershop, the Sheriff’s squad car with the “cherry on top,” and the Snappy Lunch Cafe. Mayberry is a fictional small town that probably never was and never will be. 

Wed
29
Jun

Maplewood’s Historic Landscape


The savanna on the east side of Wakefield Lake is remnant of the mid-1800’s landscape with mature oaks stretching broad limbs over a groundcover of prairie grasses.

Ginny Gaynor

Maplewood Natural Resources Coordinator

 

Tue
28
Jun

Letter: Thein’s a good choice for St. Paul

To the editor: 

 

Tue
28
Jun

HVAC Maintenance: No Time like the Present

BBB Tips on Making a Service Appointment

 

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

 

Sun
26
Jun

Renting a car

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

Many people need to rent a car from time to time, whether to get around on vacation or while a vehicle is in the shop for repairs. At your next car rental, consider the following:

Wed
22
Jun

Letter: Candy Sina, MN Senate candidate, knocked on my door

To the Editor:

 

Tue
21
Jun

Protecting the water we drink


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Have you been on a trip and spent the night curled up with stomach cramps, wondering if you inadvertently drank contaminated water? 

Sun
19
Jun

Are the courts one of the last bastions of civility?

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

The Election of 2010 was dominated by the negative media blitz and rancor of town hall meetings. It was rather shocking to see a Duluth town hall meeting in 2010 involving Congressional candidates reduced to a shouting match between each candidate’s supporters. Shouts of “liar!” and repeated interruptions of the candidates reduced what could have been a civil exchange of opinions and ideas to a near barroom brawl. In another state, supporters of one candidate stomped on the head of a supporter of the opponent. 

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