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Tue
07
Aug

MN Dept. of Commerce: New state law will protect seniors against financial fraud

Minnesota Department of Commerce

Mon
06
Aug

Reducing tragedy in our cities


Todd Podgorski Peace Officer South St. Paul City Council Member

Public safety is one of the most important and primary responsibilities of local government. We all want to feel safe in our communities. As a city council member in South St.

Mon
30
Jul

It’s In Your Court: ‘But it’s a matter of principle!’


Judge Steve Halsey

An old saying with which we are all familiar is, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” But once involved in a lawsuit, a lot of litigants forget the practicality and common sense of that old saw.

Mon
30
Jul

BBB: Phony IRS calls spike again

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

 

Fri
27
Jul

District 4 County Commissioner: Night to Unite: how safe is Dakota County?


Joe Atkins Dakota County Commissioner, District 4

Our sheriff’s office and local police departments, along with city and county prosecutors and community corrections staff, do a fine job.

Mon
23
Jul

Goldilocks forecasts the weather


submitted photo • Perhaps the biggest threat to human safety in our area is the increasing number of “mega-rainfall” events that dump six or more inches of water at a time, causing landslides along rivers and streams, blowing out culverts and flooding low-lying bridges and roads. The above photo shows Whitewater State Park after flash flooding in 2007.

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

“It should be cooling down to 95 degrees by the time you get here, but we’re still in an extreme drought,” my dad lamented as we discussed my upcoming visit to Pueblo. 

Mon
23
Jul

Words from Wiger: Community Education: learning opportunities for all


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” —Brian Tracy

 

Mon
23
Jul

Don’t just follow the crowd on ‘crowdfunding’ websites


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

People hear on the news that someone in their community has lost her home in a fire or a spouse to an illness.

Tue
17
Jul

BBB: Tips on Fun Runs

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

Tue
17
Jul

It’s In Your Court: It’s In Your Court: Pioneer Battles Over Courthouses


Judge Steve Halsey

Buried in Minnesota history of the last half of the 1800s are not only famous courtroom battles, but also battles over the location of the courthouse within the county.

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