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Wed
09
May

It’s in Your Court: Thank you, jurors


Judge Steve Halsey

In May we celebrate Juror Appreciation Week in Minnesota’s courts. Judges and court administrators are keenly aware of the additional financial stresses that may accompany jury duty.

Wed
09
May

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - May 2018

Exciting changes are ahead for District 622.

Mon
07
May

BBB: Top 10 things to do when hiring a contractor

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

Fri
27
Apr

Words from Wiger: Urgent need for student mental health support


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.” — Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

Tue
24
Apr

Your Legal Rights: Motor Vehicle Warranties


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

It is a common occurrence: people receive a mailing claiming that a car’s warranty is expired. The mailer lists the make, model, and year of the car, leading people to believe the mailing is an official notice from their manufacturer or dealer.

Mon
23
Apr

SMART Center will help first responders and the mentally ill


Tim Leslie, Dakota County sheriff

Most people don’t have to look very far to find someone they know who has a mental illness. I’m no different. When my father returned from the Korean War, my mother said he had changed. He seemed somewhat lost and distant, a little off.

Mon
23
Apr

It’s in Your Court: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


Judge Steve Halsey

There has been a dramatic increase in cases which involve allegations of abuse and neglect of children in Minnesota in the past few years.

Mon
16
Apr

On this Earth Day, do you know your local soil and water conservation district?

Earth Day, a day proposed to honor our planet and raise awareness about environmental issues, is April 22 this year. It’s been celebrated every April since 1970.

Mon
09
Apr

In Your Court: Stupid is as stupid does


Judge Steve Halsey

Frequently during the movie Forrest Gump the namesake says, “Stupid is as stupid does.” When it comes to criminal activity, there is no shortage of proof on YouTube and on cable TV shows that this phrase is true.

Mon
09
Apr

Walking the river, missions and rain in San Antonio


Pamela O’Meara photos/Review • The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, was founded 300 years ago by Franciscan monks from Spain to increase the power of priests and the Spanish Empire.

Late last year, my daughter had a three-day weekend so we pondered where to go. It had to be someplace new, warm, historic and fun, and serviced by a nonstop flight — San Antonio, Texas, fit the bill.

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