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Will adoption end benefits to a child?
Q: My young children receive Social Security survivors benefits because their father died several years ago. I am planning to remarry in a few months. Will the children lose their survivors benefits i...
5/23/13 at 10:26 AM Popular baby names for each state available 5/16/13 at 3:56 PM
When plans change – work after retirement and your Social Security 5/15/13 at 3:14 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
Military discount at Valleyfair
Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee, Minn., is taking active and veteran military members for a ride again this year. The park south of Minneapolis is offering free admission to the park Memorial D...
5/23/13 at 12:00 AM Deadline for grad ads 5/22/13 at 12:00 AM
'FunnyRaiser' for Safe Haven 5/16/13 at 12:01 AM
Dropping the Name of Jesus
Has this ever happened to you? You're at some religious function (I don't do these any more, but the memories are strong), and as part of an ice-breaking game, you're asked, "What three books would y...
5/22/13 at 2:41 PM Bicycling to South America, or Just Down the Street 5/20/13 at 6:11 PM
Customer Service and Too Many Male Kiwi Plants 5/17/13 at 10:06 AM
Moving on up
Today's Forum carries an interesting story where a number of couples were interviewed regarding their plans for the future now that Minnesota has made same gender marriage legal. Minnesota Marriage ...
5/19/13 at 10:10 AM Minnesota Marriage 5/9/13 at 5:41 PM
Oh Bette, it's time to Sitte down and be quiet 3/21/13 at 10:11 PM
Zesty Tomato Quinoa
There is no doubt that quinoa is on trend right now in the food world. The united nations has even deemed 2013 as the "year or quinoa". Not just because it's popular though, but because it is consider...
5/18/13 at 9:19 AM Asparagus,Tomato and Feta Penne 5/16/13 at 9:37 AM
Baked Tilapia Parmesan 5/15/13 at 6:41 PM
The Excuses That Professional Organizers Hear
When I tell people that I am a Professional Organizer, their response is usually the same, "boy do I need you in my house!" and they laugh. So it got me thinking about what some of the things are that...
5/17/13 at 8:55 AM How To Get The Male Gender To Organize 5/10/13 at 9:04 AM
Skills I Want My Boys To Have 5/3/13 at 9:52 AM
Closing the Generation Gap
Generations in the workplace are a hot topic, and for the most part, you dont have to convince people that generations really do matter. In a survey released by the Pew Research Center a few years ago...
5/15/13 at 9:18 AM Choose Marty's Path 5/1/13 at 8:49 AM
Be Vulnerable in Order to be Great 3/20/13 at 9:06 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
If I could wave a magic wand, I would.
You know, life was getting boring. I mean, other than homeschooling, dance AND piano recitals, teeth falling out, and birthday parties every thirty days, our lives had just gotten SOOOO predictable. ...
5/8/13 at 11:08 AM Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide 5/1/13 at 10:55 AM
No tears? Take a step back. 4/24/13 at 4:53 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
Mother's Day on a Budget
Its that time of year againSpring Clean Up; Window washing, clearing the yard of winters remnants and dusting off the grill. AND its also nearing Mothers Day. Mothers Day doesnt need to equate to pre...
5/6/13 at 5:14 AM Ways to Guarantee a Great Family Vacation 4/22/13 at 11:02 AM
Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt 4/16/13 at 9:27 AM
4 Tips for a Successful 'Staycation'
Spring break is upon us and although we would all like to jet off to sandy beaches, ski resorts, or Disney World its not always in the schedule or in the budgetbut that doesnt mean you cant have a vac...
3/28/13 at 9:22 AM 7 Cheap or Free Family Fun Activities 3/20/13 at 12:26 PM
Identity Thief Happens Every Day
There are thieves that target those ho have died. It's like "ghost hunting." It is surprising where thieves can get your personal information. In fact, when you die you may not want to have yourbirth ...
3/12/13 at 7:22 AM Tina O'neill 2nd Annual Pool Tournment 2/2/12 at 9:23 AM
Today 2:00-6:00 p.m., Have Fun 3/27/11 at 7:49 AM
Proctor Historical Society
It looks like according to the Duluth Budgeteer News that the Proctor Historical Society is looking for financial donations for their railroadmuseum They are matching dollar per dollar from another do...
2/16/13 at 7:33 AM Your DNA Could Be Good or Bad 10/23/12 at 2:13 PM
Contemplation by Peggy Anderson 2/24/12 at 8:50 AM