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Wed
07
Oct

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
07
Oct

World Teachers’ Day

State Sen. Chuck Wiger
District 43

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” — Mark Van Doren

This month, we are celebrating the incredible power and value of teachers. Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day, where countries across the globe honor teachers and their countless contributions to society. Teachers have had a profound effect on me personally. It was my trust in the relationships I had with teachers that encouraged and inspired me to enter public service. I hope that everyone has the opportunity to have at least one solid relationship with a teacher, because it’s such an invaluable connection.

 

 

Sun
04
Oct

DNR Q & A: North Shore’s tough 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 species of fish run into North Shore streams during the fall?

Wed
30
Sep

Minnesota’s Good Samaritan Law

From the Bench

Do you remember the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan? A victimized traveler laying on the side of the road is cared for by a passing man from Samaria. Feeling a personal moral obligation to love his neighbor as himself, the Samaritan tended to the victim’s wounds and then took him to an inn where he personally paid for his care and keep.

Wed
30
Sep

Be on the lookout for bogus Vikings tickets

Better Business Bureau
Minnesota and North Dakota

With the NFL season underway and the Minnesota Vikings home opener just around the corner, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning fans to watch out for scammers who might be trying to peddle counterfeit tickets online and outside the stadium right up until the opening kickoff. BBB reminds everyone that they run the risk of getting thrown for a big loss if they decide to gamble on a less-than-reputable ticket source.

Tue
29
Sep

BBB Scam Tracker Launched

Better Business Bureau
Minnesota and North Dakota

In an effort to monitor and track fraudulent activity — both locally and across the US and Canada — Better Business Bureau (BBB) is introducing BBB Scam Tracker, a new online tool, which allows consumers and businesses to report instances of fraud they've encountered and stay up-to-date on scams targeting their area.

Sun
27
Sep

DNR Q & A: Why the brown lake?

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 causes many lakes, rivers and ponds to appear brown in the fall?

Wed
23
Sep

DNR Q & A: Forests: Nature’s water purifiers

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 do forests contribute to clean water?

Wed
23
Sep

Help is here for victims of consumer fraud

State Sen. Chuck Wiger
District 43

If you are the victim of consumer fraud, your whole family can be harmed.
Fortunately, help is available.

Tue
22
Sep

Did you forget to save for retirement?

Money Management
MNCPA

Will you have enough to live on during your golden years? Roughly one-quarter of Americans are not sure they will have sufficient funds for a comfortable retirement, according to an Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, and only 18 percent are very confident they will. Many people work hard for years and do a good job of paying their bills and covering life’s many unexpected costs, but they may not think about retirement savings until their last day at work is only a few years down the road.

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