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Fri
20
Oct

It’s in Your Court: What is ‘reverse parenting?’


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

Recently I read a social worker’s report indicating that a psychologist believed a parent and child were in a “reverse parenting” relationship. I have observed that situation occasionally in contested custody and child protection cases.

Fri
13
Oct

MN Dept. of Commerce: Tips for investors to keep their information safe and ask questions about cybersecurity

“Payday” lending and short-term consumer loans have nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching a high of 350,000 in 2011.
Minnesotans may turn to payday-lending companies to make ends meet during difficult economic times, but the Department of Commerce urges consumers to beware if committing to a payday loan online.

Fri
06
Oct

This love affair never lost its spark


Donald Hagert has had a lifelong affection for tooling around in vehicles of all kinds, from family sedans, to classic cars to pickup trucks. Mary Lee Hagert/Review

Do you remember the first time you got behind the wheel of a car and put the key in the ignition?

Tue
03
Oct

From the Bench: State and federal court systems in Minnesota


Greg Galler, District Court Judge

Did you know that there are two separate court systems in Minnesota? There is the Minnesota state court system and a separate Federal court system. Each system has their own courthouses, laws, and judges.

Tue
03
Oct

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - October 2017


Christine Osorio Superintendent, District 622

This month brought unprecedented excitement to District 622. Carver Elementary was awarded Minnesota’s Future Award by the Minnesota Business Partnership. 

Fri
29
Sep

From the Bench: Zoning and land use planning lawsState and federal court systems in Minnesota


Greg Galler, District Court Judge

Did you know that there are two separate court systems in Minnesota? There is the Minnesota state court system and a separate Federal court system. Each system has their own courthouses, laws, and judges.

Tue
26
Sep

Enjoy the great outdoors


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

– Author John Burroughs

 

Being outside makes your spirits rise.

Fri
22
Sep

Your Legal Rights: Your Legal Rights: What to do in response to the Equifax Data Breach


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Equifax, a major national credit bureau, recently announced a massive data breach affecting 143 million consumers nationwide.

Tue
19
Sep

Community water meetings offer the opportunity to help shape Minnesota policy


Stillwater held a community water meeting Sept. 6; other area communities will be holding their own community water meetings in September and October. submitted photo

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

What do you love most about Minnesota’s water and what are your biggest concerns? Earlier this year, Governor Dayton announced an initiative to reduce water pollution in Minnesota by 25 percent by the year 2025.

Mon
18
Sep

In Your Court: What is an HRO?


Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court

An “HRO” is a harassment restraining order.

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