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. Do hibernating bears ever leave their den during winter if the weather gets unusually warm?
Last week, Minnesotans came together with legislators and organizations to lobby against hunger. We know that a lack of food is a substantial problem communities like East St. Paul know all too well, which is why I’ve authored legislation that would establish a mobile food shelf grant program.
Strange sights abound in Wisconsin. Football fans bare their skin in subzero cold at Lambeau Field. A guy in a thong and a cape rides his scooter around Madison. And you just might see a kangaroo at McDonald’s.
Last week, a woman was kicked out of a McDonald’s in Beaver Dam after a fellow customer complained. Apparently the customer wasn’t “ ba-da-bum-pa-paaah” lovin’ it.
Judge Steve Halsey Wright County District Court
Young lawyers representing parties in lawsuits have a long learning curve. As a young lawyer you are amazed that clients actually hire you for your expertise, listen to your advice and follow your recommendations.
Since 2013, federal tax laws for married couples have applied to same-sex couples who are married in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal, like Minnesota, even if the couple lives in a jurisdiction that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and tax refund fraud caused by identity theft is a major challenge facing taxpayers. According to a Government Accountability Office report, fraudulent tax refunds were estimated at $5.2 billion for the 2013 tax filing season.
The Minnesota Legislature has a big goal this year: preparing all students to be ready for college and career. To accomplish this, one of the main strategies being discussed is helping our youngest learners become ready for kindergarten.