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Angel of Hope dedication
A dedication ceremony for the Angel of Hope Memorial is scheduled to take place today in Duluth. The memorial, based on the book The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans, is in Leif Erikson Park. Its ...
6/18/13 at 12:00 AM 'Buttcrack' billboard concerns Duluth couple 6/14/13 at 12:01 AM
What a deal 6/8/13 at 12:01 AM
Vacationing Every Week
From theStart Your Week with Steve Newsletterof Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: "Recently, Carolyn and I spent some time in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, frequently described as the Swiss...
6/17/13 at 5:38 PM The Exhausted Smiley Face Emoticon 6/14/13 at 3:05 PM
Christians: Please Stop Talking Like Weird People 6/12/13 at 2:12 PM
Can a grandchild receive SSA benefits?
Q: I have custody of my young granddaughter and raising her without assistance from her parents. Can she receive benefits through my record when I start Social Security retirement next year? A: In ve...
6/17/13 at 11:05 AM Starting SSA retirement - consider family benefits 6/12/13 at 10:06 AM
Deciding when to start SSA retirement 6/10/13 at 9:28 AM
Long-distance dads: Fathers work to stay connected while providing for families far away
WILLISTON, N.D. Jonathan Heaton's four kids are old enough to understand that Dad has to be in North Dakota to pay the bills. Once when the truck driver was home, his kids brought him their piggy ba...
6/16/13 at 12:05 AM Williston church honors dads on Saturday 6/13/13 at 6:04 PM
Easy Summer Freezer Meals
I have a confession to make: our family has been eating out way too much. Sometimes it is easier with all of us on different schedules to meet somewhere for dinner than it is for me to think about w...
6/14/13 at 9:03 AM There Is A Sentimental Fool In All Of Us 6/4/13 at 2:39 PM
Get Ready For Summer By Being Prepared 5/24/13 at 9:57 AM
Chipotle Apple Butter Barbecue Ribs
If there is one day a year I think that is all about grilling, its definitely Fathers Day! What better way to celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives than by pulling out the lawn chairs,...
6/14/13 at 8:42 AM Crispy Smashed Horseradish and Blue Cheese Red Potatoes 6/12/13 at 11:29 AM
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothies 6/8/13 at 7:10 AM
Trained Employees Waiting at the Station
How much do I invest in my employees?an age old question asked by many business owners and leaders who sometimes fear that trained-up employees will leave for another job opportunity, taking the train...
6/13/13 at 3:53 PM Closing the Generation Gap 5/15/13 at 9:18 AM
Choose Marty's Path 5/1/13 at 8:49 AM
Excerpts from the Experts
With Fathers Day approaching, what better place to look for fatherly financial advice than from dads who also happen to be executives at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) Member Age...
6/13/13 at 2:51 PM Father's Day on a Budget 6/7/13 at 11:30 AM
Mother's Day on a Budget 5/6/13 at 5:14 AM
Today was our last day of homeschool. FINALLY. I am not the only mom thinking that (Jen Hatmaker speaks for those who send their kids off to school) and I'm not even the only HOMESCHOOL mom thinking, ...
5/30/13 at 7:23 PM If I could wave a magic wand, I would. 5/8/13 at 11:08 AM
Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide 5/1/13 at 10:55 AM
Family pass for The Beach in Cloquet is money well spent
It may not feel like summer swimming weather yet, but it's coming and so is the opening of The Beach swimming pond in Cloquet's beautiful Pinehurst Park. And, at$39 for an individual pass, $69 for...
5/30/13 at 10:45 AM Frog camp will be hopping Thursday at the zoo 7/8/11 at 12:44 PM
Special program at library for deploying soldiers, their families and the community 5/17/11 at 1:06 PM
Is It A Family or Is It Just Marriage?
Recently I had a nice little discussion with a buddy of mine about family. It was a very friendly discussion and no hard feelings were had and we agreed to disagree. My friend did say he was going to ...
5/29/13 at 12:52 AM Happy Thanksgiving 1/3/13 at 8:00 AM
What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 1:43 PM
This week the Boy Scouts earned an additional merit badge by lifting their ban on gay scouts. Boy Scouts There's various discussions going on as to what exactly this means, since so many youth don't...
5/25/13 at 8:44 AM Moving on up 5/19/13 at 10:10 AM
Minnesota Marriage 5/9/13 at 5:41 PM
She Wasn’t a Saint, but…
by Stacy Bender The early morning call caused me to pause before I answered. When I did, little time passed before I knew the truth: Grandma Lois did not wake up yesterday. I have written about my ...
5/23/13 at 6:18 AM Surround Myself With Truth 5/6/13 at 6:17 AM
Who Are Your Kin? Numbers 1-7 4/29/13 at 11:36 AM
Got a farmer in your family? Now's the time to nag.
Days begin at 4:30 a.m. and end after a sullen and nostalgic gaze at our sleeping children. He knows not what day it is, mondaytuesdaysaturday, they all run together. My husband, likely like someone i...
5/14/13 at 9:38 AM Hungry? Help us make 23-cent meals! 12/20/12 at 11:45 AM
A 5K you say? 9/14/12 at 3:11 PM
Moving in with the adult children
Are middle-aged adults ready to have their aging parents move in with them? Sort of, but if the results of a recent survey are any indication, many adult children anticipate there will be some diffic...
5/6/13 at 2:49 PM Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment 2/8/13 at 11:56 AM
The primary care doctor: someone who knows you 1/30/13 at 12:50 PM