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Wed
19
Apr

DNR Q & A: Good streams for trout

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. What makes certain streams good for trout?​

Wed
19
Apr

Rethinking the traditional lawn


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

When my dad moved to Palm Springs in 1987, the residential landscape there was eerily Midwestern. There were rows of tidy lawns in front of every house, petunias in the gardens and pots of pansies on front porches.

Wed
19
Apr

Renewable Energy Drive sets ambitious goal


State Sen. Chuck Wiger District 43

“The environment is where we all meet, where all have a mutual interest. It is the one thing all of us share,”

 — Lady Bird Johnson

Mon
17
Apr

The healing powers of chicken soup

It’s funny how we find ourselves repeating something our parents told us without pausing, even for a moment, to examine if it’s actually true. 

Tue
11
Apr

Dayton’s: A store no more, but memories remain


Photos starting from top: Vonny Rohloff (left) and Mary Frykman were named Barrett High School’s 1964 outstanding home economics students. They were presented trophies at the annual Barrett fashion show by Bill Wittenberg (center), assistant director of the Livestock Market Institute, St. Paul. Vonny Rohloff models a dress and jacket she sewed in her ninth grade home economics class. Pictured from left to right are Barrett High School classmates Vonny Rohloff, Marilyn Anderson and Mary Frykman.

Like many Minnesotans, I felt sad when I heard the news that the Macy’s store in downtown Minneapolis was closing. It marked the end of an era on Nicollet Mall.

Tue
11
Apr

BBB sounds alarm on Waterford Management

Better Business Bureau
Minnesota and North Dakota

Online entity defrauding janitorial supply businesses nationwide 

 

Tue
11
Apr

DNR Q & A: Northern pike like cold temps

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Which fish species are the first to spawn in Minnesota lakes during the spring?

Tue
04
Apr

Bracket may be broken, but camaraderie is intact

Supermarket cashier: "Did you find everything you need today?"

Customer: "Yup."

Rarely does a conversation with a grocery clerk go beyond this brief exchange.

Sun
26
Feb

Rules not made to be broken

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

We all have “pet peeves,” things we observe or have happen to us which are very irritating. It may be the person redeeming lottery tickets at the gas station when you are last in line to pay for your gas. It may be the person on their cell phone during your child’s holiday program at school or dance recital. 

Wed
22
Feb

Blowin’ snow: Sorry, that doesn’t qualify as a deductible moving expense

MNCPA issues annual list of outrageous tax deductions 

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