Viewpoints

Sun
21
Sep

Financial fitness advice for freshmen

As you get ready to go away to college for the first time, it is a good time to expand your knowledge of day-to-day money management, including smart budgeting and debt management steps. The Minnesota Society of CPAs offers these tips to students who want to get through college with the right financial footing.

Fri
19
Sep

The American Legion: serving for 95 years

The American Legion was created in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization that focused on service to veterans, service members and communities.  President Kennedy's quote above perfectly captures the Legion's mission of living by our words of gratitude to our service members.  It's been five years since Congress proclaimed Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, so I thought on the anniversary of the proclamation I would share some information about the Legion's long and important history.

Thu
18
Sep

Somehow, ’70s kids survived

Looking back, it’s a miracle we children of the 1970s survived the decade.
Our playgrounds were built on blacktop. No wood chips. No rubber base of recycled shoes and tires. If you fell from the jungle gym, you bled. Oh, and those metal slides so hot we could’ve fried bacon on them? We blissfully slid down them in Garanimals shorts, losing only a few patches of skin in the process.

Fri
12
Sep

ParentAware.org helps parents prepare children for kindergarten

It’s now easier for parents to find child care and early education programs that will help their young children get ready for kindergarten, thanks to a beefed up online search tool.

Thu
11
Sep

It’s In Your Court: What is a Grand Jury?

Grand juries have been in the news lately and were the topic of a “good question” segment on a Twin Cities TV station.  Governor Rick Perry has been indicted in Texas on a charge of coercion and abuse of office.  A grand jury in Missouri is considering the indictment of the police officer involved in the death of Michael Brown.  So what is a grand jury?

Sun
24
Aug

When the door swings open, should you enter?

Ever wish you could travel back in time? Even for a quick look to see if things really were as you remember them?
We know the past is never coming back, but that doesn’t stop us from ruminating about life events, long-lost friends and the places we once inhabited.

Mon
11
Aug

Everything’s buy the book

I figured having a newspaper column written about me would result in readers learning things about me they didn’t know. Turns out I learned things about MYSELF I didn’t know.
What I learned is that I’m sitting on a gold mine. Well, it might be a fool’s gold mine.

Thu
07
Aug

What Happened to all the Trials?

Many people assume that judges spend most of their time presiding over jury trials. In fact, nation-wide on average, less than 5 percent of cases ever go to trial. This surprises a lot of people. Where do all the cases go? There are a number of ways that cases can be resolved without a trial.

Thu
07
Aug

Monarchs in the Trees

Within a shimmery, pale green gown, delicately trimmed with a miniature string of jewels, she (or is it he?) prepares for a grand entrance. Hidden from view, he (or is it she?) is silently exchanging a bumpy body, slimy skin and youthful stripes for golden wings of grandeur. Not a single movement alerts passersby to the incredible transformation that is happening within. Until one day…

Thu
07
Aug

DNR Q & A: How old do muskie get, and how long does it take to grow a 50 incher?

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.   How old do muskie get, and how long does it take to grow a 50 incher?

 

 

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