Columns

Thu
09
Apr

Catch-up strategies to close retirement-savings gap

Your Financial Future

Financial Planners Association of Minnesota

Wed
08
Apr

2015 legislative session passes halfway point

The State Capitol has been buzzing with excitement as staffers and legislators rush from committee to committee as major deadlines for bills approach.

Wed
08
Apr

‘I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!’

Money Management
MNCPA

Sometimes April 15 rolls around faster than expected. Despite best intentions, extenuating circumstances could mean that filing your taxes on time just isn't an option.

Mon
06
Apr

Budget battles, soccer tax breaks?

State Rep. Joe Atkins
District 52B

A whirlwind week is winding down. About two weeks ago, there were over 2,000 legislative proposals in play. Only about 320 remain, as a result of two bruising deadline weeks in which bills had to pass necessary committees in the House and Senate, or be left behind. But the most lively discussions in the hallways swirled around additional tax breaks for the 2018 Super Bowl and a new pro soccer stadium.

Mon
06
Apr

Sinking roots in Minnesota

Jesse Poole, News editor
Jesse Poole, News editor

I'm the newest member of the newsroom team here at Lillie Suburban Newspapers, excited to work at a family-run newspaper, where I can enter the next room and watch the papers coming off the presses.

Wed
01
Apr

Control erosion to protect local waterways during spring

The long awaited spring has finally arrived. Goodbye snow and icy roads, dreary days spent indoors, and abundant layers of clothes. Hello mud. Mud is an inevitable part of spring, but it can be a big problem for local lakes and streams when it doesn’t stay put on the land. Active building sites can be particularly problematic, even when they’re relatively small. Dirt can wash into wetlands, as well as storm sewers that connect to nearby lakes and streams, clouding the water and smothering fish spawning areas. The dirt is often rich in phosphorus as well, which translates into algae blooms in lakes and wetlands later in the summer.

Wed
01
Apr

Planning for retirement has many taxing issues

Money Management
MNCPA

Sun
29
Mar

Your update on action at the Capitol

State Rep. Joe Atkins
District 52B

It has been a busy week around the Capitol. Legislation to honor slain Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick took an important first step. The list of the State’s best schools came out. And the legislature narrowed over 2,000 bills down to about 400 that merit further consideration.

Sun
29
Mar

At the edge of the nest

Signs of spring abound here in late March. Robins are returning and children are riding bikes around the neighborhood, where Old Man Bromley is using his first bonfire of the year to destroy all evidence of his doomed NCAA tournament bracket. Neighbors eager to let fresh air inside suddenly shut their windows to block out the smell of charred paper and the sound of my exasperated cursing.

Wed
25
Mar

Timeshare resale scams persist

“Pete and Julie” were desperate to sell their timeshare.  They rarely used it and the fees kept rising. When a “broker” called and claimed her client was interested in buying, Pete and Julie were eager to know the details.  Pete and Julie hesitated when the broker asked them to pay a fee for the sale expenses, but the broker insisted that her client was anxious to close the sale and the money would be refunded.

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