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Dr. Foerschler Returning to His Minneapolis Roots

Dr. Foerschler Returning to His Minneapolis Roots

January 28, 2015

Not that many years ago, there was a young man who mowed the grass at the clinic. During those hot summer days, he would gaze into the air-conditioned building and wonder about child labor laws and the fairness and balance of a universe that somehow forced him to be mowing grass when it could be […]

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Prune Young Shade Trees

January 28, 2015

By Jason Graves Extension Agent With the first month of 2015 nearly gone it is time once again to begin thinking about pruning in the landscape. Pruning on young trees is especially important and late winter (February and early March) is a good time to get the job done. Plan to do some pruning on […]

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The Hardest Part

The Hardest Part

January 21, 2015

Technically, budget isn’t a four letter word, but it certainly could be. The mere mention of this simple term puts people on the defensive. “For this very reason, I prefer to use the term ‘spending plan’,” Dave Stanley, Executive Vice President and Certified Financial Planner at Bennington State Bank said, “because most people do consider […]

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Meryl Grosshans is the 2015 Red Dress Run Honoree

Meryl Grosshans is the 2015 Red Dress Run Honoree

January 21, 2015

One afternoon last April, as Meryl Grosshans, Minneapolis, worked in his yard, he felt sharp pain in his upper chest. It occurred to Grosshans, a 74 year-old retired teacher, coach, and principal, that he might be having a heart attack. However, not wanting to ‘cry wolf,’ he didn’t mention the discomfort to his wife Pat. […]

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Filing Deadlines Near For Local Offices

Filing Deadlines Near For Local Offices

January 21, 2015

Local elections are part of the fabric of American culture. Since our nations inception Americans have vigorously participated in the democratic process, so much so that politics have served as social entertainment as much as civic responsibility. This spring cities, counties, and states throughout our country will once again hold elections, however a trend has […]

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The Lesson of Paris

The Lesson of Paris

January 14, 2015

A comment by Erik Shupe News of the attacks in Paris was everywhere this past week, as France fell victim to fanatical Islam and its intolerance of freedom. As I read the accounts of unarmed and improperly armed police officers coming to the aid of the civilian victims, I couldn’t help but wonder if this […]

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Bond Project on Horizon

Bond Project on Horizon

January 14, 2015

In April constituents of USD 239 will vote to decide whether or not the district will adopt a $9 million bond. The bond has been put forth as a means to address issues related to outdated facilities and equipment, as well as the need for space in light of an increase in the district’s enrollment. […]

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Money Matters

Money Matters

January 14, 2015

2015 is here! Twelve new months filled with potential, bursting with inspiration, and laced with possibility. Resolutions are a popular focus in the opening weeks of a New Year, and financial goals like ‘save money’ or ‘become debt free’ rank within the top five resolutions made by Americans today. Over the past several years, a […]

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Rosby Releases Book

January 14, 2015

Humor columnist Dorothy Rosby has published her first book, I Used To Think I Was Not That Bad And Then I got To Know Me Better. It has been described as “The book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. Also for the people who sincerely wish they would.” The book […]

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Becker to Speak About Choices

Becker to Speak About Choices

January 7, 2015

On Wednesday, January 14, Minneapolis High School will host Keith Becker of the Todd Becker Foundation for a school-wide afternoon assembly that highlights the impact of teen choices and their consequences. Students from Tescott and Bennington high schools will also participate in this event. “Perhaps the greatest tragedy is that the majority of teenagers today […]

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