Viewpoints

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 

Wed
22
Feb

The path to become a city


Maplewood’s first village officials are sworn in.

A History of Maplewood

Bob Jensen  - President of the Maplewood Area Historical Society

The written history of Maplewood begins about 165 years ago when European and French-Canadian settlers began farming in this area. Prior to this time, the land was inhabited by the Dakota Indians with occasional visits by French and English fur traders and explorers. The landscape was a mix of scrub oak and prairie with many wetlands and lakes.

Tue
21
Feb

Letter: Super Bowl? More like super scam’

To the Editor:

 

Tue
21
Feb

Letter: Get on ‘the factual bandwagon’

To the Editor:

 

Thu
16
Feb

How do you know if a stream is healthy?


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

One day last summer, I took the road WAY less traveled. It was a blistering hot day and I was on an odyssey with the kid and dog, trying to find a fabled route to the St. Croix River from a secret location in western Wisconsin.

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