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Legislative notebook: House DFL wants $250 million in property tax relief
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey Almost 1 million Minnesotans would receive larger property tax refunds, or their first refunds, under a House Democratic proposal. Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis...
4/3/13 at 10:03 AM Legislative notebook: Dayton, GOP agree on health care funding 4/30/12 at 10:50 PM
White Earth to state stadium backers: 'You have the ball' 4/6/12 at 4:48 AM
Worst Movies Ever?
I watched the infamous "Birdemic" over the weekend. Yes, I did this on purpose. No, I'm not a glutton for punishment. The movie was probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen, even though I've s...
2/18/13 at 5:11 PM
Creationism vs. Evolution
I saw a DVD in my public library called "Lies in the Textbook". Before I had a chance to pick it up, assumptions came to mind. I thought it was going to be a jab at the way history books have been a p...
9/25/12 at 8:12 AM Little, Bitty Earth 4/27/12 at 11:29 AM
Airplane's Eye View 3/4/12 at 4:24 PM
A semi-productive weekend
It was a semi-productive weekend--I didn't actually get any gardening done, but I did get a couple of other, related things accomplished. We drove up to Ada to the Laughing Earth Nursery and bought o...
5/15/12 at 8:16 AM
HERO Celebrates Earth Day Every Day!
Did you know in 2010 alone, Americans generated over 250 million tons of trash? Only 85 million tons, 34.1%, of this total was recycled. Overall, each person generates 4.42 pounds of waste every day (...
4/23/12 at 10:39 AM
Better Than a Biscuit Dairy-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Scones
I've steered clear of biscuit-making ever since I mixed up a crumbly mess of dry ingredients with butter and buttermilk years ago. The end result, inedible hockey pucks, came after a very frustrating...
4/23/12 at 10:00 AM Celebrate Earth Day with Mushroom Crostini 4/22/12 at 6:00 AM
Bring back the Date Bar 1/29/12 at 7:00 AM
Happy Earth Day
Today is Earth Day and I want to challenge you to make a difference in your world today! Here are a few easy to implement ideas for making our earth a greener place to live. I really would like y...
4/22/11 at 11:01 AM
Our trashy town
Im continuously reminded at how lazy we are. How careless we are. How little thought we put into something that should be second nature. Now, given the major flood we just fought through, things in t...
4/13/11 at 11:17 AM
HD camera goes into space
This unique video is making its rounds on YouTube. A little ingenuity taking advantage of technology at everyone's fingertips can make for a worldly science experiment. Thanks goes to Charles Apple, ...
10/26/10 at 10:05 AM
Belated Earth Day project
I know Earth Day was a week ago, but I have to share how I celebrated it. I made a purse. From newspaper. First, however, I went to the dentist. I had taken the entire day off, anticipating several pr...
4/29/10 at 5:00 AM
Steak — The Green Way
Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. A lot has happened since the first one was celebrated in April 1970. I have to admit, back then as a college student, the observation didn't mean ...
4/22/10 at 4:13 AM
The other night I took the kids on a walk, during which we traveled down Oslo Street past the creek that sits just east of the WHS track and football field. That prompted my 5-year-old daughter to ask...
4/15/10 at 12:18 PM
the secret's out
Those of us who dwell in the farm country of the upper midwest are treated to views of Franklin's gulls those in other areas simply cannot imagine. Thousands of the birds can often be seen trailing be...
10/27/09 at 4:21 PM