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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.

Mon
18
Sep

BBB and Give.org offer tips on helping Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

–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.

Mon
11
Sep

BBB: Vikings fans; stiff-arm fake ticket sellers

–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.

Mon
28
Aug

BBB: Tips for making purchases at the State Fair

–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
25
Aug

Back-to-school tips for the well-prepared parent


Mary Pat Ferraro

There’s something about new school supplies that feels like a symbol. Limitless potential leaping from crisp, blank notebooks. Sharp-tipped crayons popping up like raised hands.

But amid the happy anticipation can be plenty of jitters.

Fri
25
Aug

Your Legal Rights: beware of internet escrow scams


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Buying and selling items online has become more common in recent years. Annually, people post millions of items for sale on online classified websites, and exchange billions of dollars via online payment services to purchase them.

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.

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