Columns

Tue
22
Aug

Reflecting on 75 years of conservation in Washington County


Trees were planted in the 1940s to help prevent erosion and preserved the quality of local natural resources. submitted photo

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

On July 16, 1939, the front page of the St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press was filled with images of eroding farm fields and crumbling ravines in the St. Croix Valley.

Tue
22
Aug

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - August 2017


Children in the Next Step Transition Program take great pride in the dog biscuits they make, according to teacher Denise Caley. submitted photo

Christine Osorio — Superintendent 

Sun
20
Aug

BBB: Tips on finding a rental property

–The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at www.bbb.org, or by calling 651-699-1111, or toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.

Sun
20
Aug

In Your Court: jurors behaving badly


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

For over five years I have been writing a blog called “Jurors Behaving Badly” about misbehavior by jurors, particularly as it relates to violating a judge’s instructions about use of Facebook or conducting Google research during trial. 

Fri
11
Aug

BBB: EGrid sales claims false address, misleads job applicants

–The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at www.bbb.org, or by calling 651-699-1111, or toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.

Tue
08
Aug

From the Bench: Zoning and land use planning laws


Greg Galler, District Court Judge

If your neighborhood had one last open lot in it and you heard that new construction was soon to begin, would you prefer if a home were built that was similar in size and style to other homes in the area or would you prefer to have a dynamite fact

Tue
08
Aug

It’s In Your Court: technology and your basic rights


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

Our basic constitutional rights as citizens are frequently being challenged by ever-expanding technology capable of monitoring and recording our daily activities on cameras, audio recording devices and computers.  Several years ago, the Minneapoli

Mon
07
Aug

BBB: Online puppy scams nip hopeful pet owners

–The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at www.bbb.org, or by calling 651-699-1111, or toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.

Fri
04
Aug

Reel Spirituality: "Dunkirk" and The great evasion

When it comes to war movies, Hollywood doesn’t typically celebrate the idea of evasion or retreat.

Mon
31
Jul

BBB: Watch out for unclaimed property schemes

–The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at www.bbb.org, or by calling 651-699-1111, or toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.

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