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My hubby and I are hosting an international student from Spain. Her mother decided to leave her tropical home and visit her daughter — in Minnesota in January. Uff da. Her first ever trip to …

A whirlwind trip to Duluth and all of our creative juices are bursting. We took our daughters for a two-night getaway to the serene, waterfront location in downtown Duluth. Our eldest’s best …

Marijuana use by teens

Understanding what teens are thinking can be a mystery for any parent or family member. It would be much easier if teens came with a set of instructions or were more open in their communication. …

It’s rare for a community newspaper columnist to have subject matter take a follow-up turn. I’m considering myself fortunate regarding the Sesame Street Muppets. Earlier this month, …

Starting or expanding a business is never an easy endeavor. Along with developing a solid business plan, entrepreneurs often face significant financial obstacles. Small businesses often lack access …

Shadows

As I write, our warm and dry stretch appears to be ending. I’ve enjoyed recent walks in the cemetery, able to walk across the grassy area in sneakers and emerge with dry feet.   The …

Consistent attendance is important for student success. The Minnesota Department of Education considers a student to be consistently attending school if they attend at least 90% of school days. The …

A year ago, swingman Nickeil Alexander-Walker was a throw-in player in the trade deadline deal that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Los Angeles Lakers and brought Mike Conley Jr. to the Minnesota …

The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers of approaching application deadlines for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. NAP provides …

Night games

While rinsing the lunch dishes last Saturday afternoon, I glanced out the window and watched a squirrel hustling across the lawn toward the rows of evergreens near the road. As I gazed at the pines, …

Winters effect on grass, trees

The lack of snow has caused our lawns to show up green in January. However, gardeners may wonder if this is damaging to them and to trees and other plants. The University of Minnesota Extension Yard …

Daub for fun and more

Enjoying one of our date nights, we strolled into a cozy bar and grill at about supper time. It wasn’t very crowded at first, until, people began to funnel in at an amplified speed. My husband …

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