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Difficult Pension Benefit Decision
At retirement, if you have a pension, you have to make a difficult decision that could negatively impact your future financial security and that of your spouse. Most people with company pension plans ...
3/6/14 at 6:02 PM 9 Facts of Life Insurance 3/6/14 at 10:50 AM
Unemployed or Under-employed Spouses & IRA Contributions 3/4/14 at 4:05 PM
Cutting through the competition in Florida
For the second time, Duluths Dan Willeck has won a slice of heaven in 2011, he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Naples, Fla., and this year hell head to Amelia Island, Fla., for the championship roun...
3/5/14 at 12:00 AM Gowns offered to brides put in a bind 2/11/14 at 12:00 AM
What we’re saying about Dylan/Chrysler 2/5/14 at 12:00 AM
Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available
The Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013 is now available. The Supplement includes more than 240 statistical tables providing comprehensive data on programs administered by the Social...
3/4/14 at 1:00 PM Social Security disability and workers’ compensation 2/7/14 at 9:26 AM
Is your W-2 correct? 1/21/14 at 12:50 PM
Forum Communications Co. announces new sales leaders
FARGO, N.D. Forum Communications Co.has appointed two new advertising sales leaders. Amy Fredrickson has been named director of sales operations and Chris Dorsey has been named senior business develop...
2/20/14 at 5:05 PM Kapel named program director at WDAY radio 2/5/14 at 4:09 PM
City lift station to be named after retiring Grand Forks Herald Publisher Mike Jacobs 1/17/14 at 11:26 AM
More offerings of bridal gowns
My story about the abrupt closure of Princess Bride of Duluth and follow-up reports about people coming forward with offerings of wedding dresses for brides-to-be left in a bind has generated more gen...
2/11/14 at 6:49 PM Gowns offered to brides in bind 2/10/14 at 5:27 PM
Eavesdropping at the DECC 2/6/14 at 2:27 PM
Third Annual Clean Water for Everyone Dinner to be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
A project which has successfully provided clean drinking water and sanitation in developing countries is in its third year at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The Clean Water for Everyone annual...
2/11/14 at 10:21 AM Workshops on Social Media and Government Contracting for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the U of M Crookston 2/5/14 at 12:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Major Offers Unique Advantage to Business Students at U of M Crookston 1/27/14 at 11:40 AM
Its been so long since I posted, I feel like Im starting from scratch. The difference now, of course, is that Im not starting from scratch. There are 405 of these little nuggets (405!), so I have a li...
2/6/14 at 1:41 PM Lessons from Walt 11/13/12 at 4:17 PM
Coaching: Anticipation 10/26/12 at 3:06 PM
The World Traveler
From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. The story behind the painting, The World Traveler: If you think it odd that Steve creates Santa pain...
1/13/14 at 7:04 PM How Much Are You Worth? 11/18/13 at 3:56 PM
Freedom from Anxiety 11/4/13 at 7:52 PM
Remembering the Spalding Hotel
Today's News Tribune features an article on the 50th anniversary of the demolition of the landmark Spalding Hotel in downtown Duluth. The photo above, from the News Tribune files, appears to date fr...
12/13/13 at 6:35 AM Some new old Duluth TV news clips 9/10/13 at 10:08 AM
Miller Hill Mall turns 40 8/25/13 at 2:47 PM
Give Yourself the Gift of Presence This Holiday Season
By Denise Hellekson, Clinical Associate, The Village Business Institute Well, Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has come and gone, and the beginning of the holiday season is upon us. I love the holi...
12/4/13 at 12:25 PM Work Happy Now 11/25/13 at 3:52 AM
Building Trust in the Workplace 9/24/13 at 9:43 PM
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday + Cyber Monday= Totally Broke Tuesday!
Four Steps to Help you Avoid the Holiday Empty Wallet Syndrome. The Holidays are upon us. You know we are a materialist nation when our list of holidays includes shopping specific days, Black Friday,...
11/27/13 at 12:11 PM
Environmentalism Grows Up
Today's environmentalists are using a more cooperative approach to see a cleaner planet. Maybe you saw the video of a teacher blowing up her students who dont volunteer to participate in carbon reduc...
11/26/13 at 4:38 PM
Legislature must find money before new taxes can disappear
By Don Davis Many Minnesota lawmakers from both political parties want to erase some newly enacted business taxes off the state books, but there is no guarantee that will happen next year. Its finding...
10/28/13 at 9:00 AM Minnesota businesses worry about Dayton tax proposal 1/28/13 at 10:53 AM
Legislative notebook: Gay marriage fight will continue during session 1/4/13 at 5:37 PM
Business Review: Need a Roof?
I recently needed a new rubber roof over my master bedroom. Like any good researcher and bargain shopper I went online to search reviews about what local company would be my best bet. To my surprise I...
10/14/13 at 11:09 AM
How I made my vacation a success - personally and professionally
So, you want to go on a vacation, but when do you have time to get it all put together and planned? We all have a lot going on in our lives. Even when things are going well, we still have homes to kee...
8/1/13 at 8:49 AM Project Management Challenge 6/3/13 at 2:20 PM
How to use Smartsheet predecessors to organize your task lists 4/30/13 at 4:18 PM