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Wed
15
Aug

Conservation MN - East Metro Region: Three things to do before summer ends 


Julie Drennen, East Metro Regional Manager – Conservation Minnesota

In Minnesota, summer always seems to come too late and never last nearly long enough. Here we sit, once again, with Labor Day just around the corner. 

Wed
15
Aug

Words from Wiger: The best of Minnesota


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

Many of us love the Minnesota State Fair. Whether it be 4H exhibits, the farm animals, midway rides, machinery hill, all types of food, great entertainment, information galore, the people and much more — this is the best fair in America. 

Tue
07
Aug

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - August 2018

Each school year, staff in District 622 cherish the opportunity to educate learners ages 3 to 21.

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

 

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