Viewpoints

Thu
02
Sep

Who left the shower on?

Do you ever feel like a cranky old lady? One moment you are shaking your head and muttering to yourself about "people nowadays," and before you know it you're yelling at the side of a house and no one is even there to hear you. I find that many of my cranky moments happen shortly after 5 a.m.

Thu
02
Sep

The wonder of age-defying products

I'm not sure when I slipped into the dreaded "older woman" age bracket, but it's clear that in my mother's mind, I've been there for a few years.

Thu
02
Sep

Why must little girls grow up?

I went to my daughter's dance recital last week, and I couldn't spot her on stage.

Wed
25
Aug

Conservation snapshots

You know you live in a small town when it's fun to read the sheriff's report in the paper each week. For example, where else can you read about a yard gnome, described as 2 feet tall and wearing a red hat, that was allegedly stolen from a home on Carriage Avenue?

Wed
25
Aug

Tastes like carp

I recently had the opportunity to try carp, and surprisingly it was quite delicious. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District and University of Minnesota have a project underway to study common carp living in the Lake Phalen chain of lakes.

Tue
24
Aug

Doing my duty

His charge: assault by strangulation.

Our charge: determine if he's guilty or not. And determine it only by the evidence produced in court under the guidelines of the judge.

Mon
23
Aug

Inquiring minds: Where does the expression "at sixes and sevens" come from?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they've gotten lately.



Q. Where does the expression "at sixes and sevens" come from?

Sat
21
Aug

Summer: When men do dinner

It's summertime in the Upper Midwest, and suddenly all the men are interested in making dinner.

Mon
16
Aug

Movin' on up

After a recent furniture moving expedition, I came to the conclusion two men with journalism degrees really shouldn't be doing anything that involves geometry.

Thu
12
Aug

DNR Q & A: What sort of problems does rolling weeds along the shoreline cause for fish and water quality?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:


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