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Thu
04
Apr

Judicial Review: Who are these judges anyway?

“I’ve never met a judge before.”
When I hear that from folks I usually respond that it is probably a good thing - as most people who meet a judge have had something go wrong in their life.

Tue
02
Apr

A very punny family

Traveling with children is hardly a vacation. You open your son’s suitcase to find it full of toys and devoid of underwear. You feel like a would-be abductor when the TSA agent grills your kids about where they’re flying, what their middle name is and whether I am in fact their father. But worst of all, beyond the scrambling and the squabbling, the waiting and fretting, is the puns.

Mon
01
Apr

Tears and smiles; remembering Lois


Sisters Lois Halliday and Ruth Henkin sit together for a photo in the summer of 2007. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Even when my Aunt Lois was suffering from dementia at age 88, she still had a big smile on her face and told me she loved me. That’s how I left her a couple of weeks ago.
Three days later my sister Nancy called to say Lois was sick and had fallen; she wasn’t expected to live. Nancy and my mother sat with her that afternoon and evening. The next morning she died peacefully.

Thu
28
Mar

Choosing child care

Choosing child care for your infant is a very important decision, one that should only be made after you have conducted in-person interviews with the caregivers and visited the site to assess the quality of care provided.
Here are some important things to look for, as well as some helpful questions to ask potential caregivers before choosing child care for your infant.

Thu
28
Mar

The Fairbanks Almanac vol. 3: A man named Francis, banned books and Old Hickory

Put down that snow shovel (for now, at least), grab a hot beverage and relax with the latest edition of the Fairbanks Almanac. When you’re done you can crack open your dusty volume of Francis Bacon essays.

Thu
28
Mar

Inventory now — ahead of the storm

The first day of spring signals entry into severe weather season – floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.  Minnesotans understand the volatility of weather, seeing record number of tornadoes in 2011 and an increased tornado season in 2012, beginning in March and ending in November. Consumers who have experienced the devastation of a natural disaster, forcing families and businesses to clean up and file insurance claims, understand the financial peace-of-mind insurance may provide.  Troubling evidence suggests that more than half of all consumers do not have a home inventory of their possessions, putting them at risk for inadequate home insurance coverage.

Wed
20
Mar

Online short-term loans may get you in deeper

“Payday” lending and short-term consumer loans have nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching a high of 350,000 in 2011.
Minnesotans may turn to payday-lending companies to make ends meet during difficult economic times, but the Department of Commerce urges consumers to beware if committing to a payday loan online.

Mon
18
Mar

Study shows 1 in 5 people may have credit-report errors

One out of five people have errors on their credit report, according to a study released Feb. 11 by the Federal Trade Commission.
Even worse, for five percent of people, the errors were serious enough to change their credit risk classification, making it more expensive to borrow money.

Mon
18
Mar

The Fairbanks Almanac vol. 2

Well it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wo .... sorry about that, I momentarily forgot who I was writing for.
In this latest edition of the Fairbanks Almanac we’ll touch on a fairly one-sided land deal, heavy things falling from the sky, confusing clocks, American cinema and more presidential factoids.

Thu
14
Mar

Protecting kids is critical to education

In 2012, Gov. Dayton formed a task force on the prevention of school bullying. Bullying was a problem before 2011, but the Governor’s task force shined a light toward an ongoing problem.

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