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Energy programs especially critical to MN’s low-income population

Energy programs especially critical to MN’s low-income population

Oct. 16 | Several months ago I wrote a column on these pages that referenced a local man whose fortunes had taken a dramatic turn for the worse. A tumultuous economy forced him to close the family businesses that had dutifully served St. Paul neighborhoods...

Maintain your heating system to ensure safety, efficiency

Maintain your heating system to ensure safety, efficiency

Oct. 16 | As the heating season kicks in, it is time to make sure your heating system is working properly. Heating and cooling account for about 55 percent of the energy used in a typical Minnesota home, the largest energy expense for most homes. Furnaces...

Cargo Saturday gives clients the muscle to move

Cargo Saturday gives clients the muscle to move

Oct. 16 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Bernard Jones and Maurice Moore of Cargo Saturday (cargosaturday.com) have put that ancient, honored concept of building a better mousetrap into practice. And they are doing well at it. Jones and Moore took the...

Ebola Fever: What is it and how is it spread?

Ebola Fever: What is it and how is it spread?

Oct. 16 | This column, which first ran in our August 21 issue, has been revised and updated by Dr. Crutchfield to run again due to the ongoing Ebola crisis.   Ebola Fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the bleeding (hemorrhage) of internal...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Eric Holder: a champion for equal justice

Eric Holder: a champion for equal justice

Oct. 16 | By Marc Morial Guest Commentator “Throughout his long career in public service, Eric [Holder] has built a powerful legacy of making sure that equal justice under the law actually means something; that it applies to everybody —regardless of race,...

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Oct. 16 |   For movies opening October 24, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate...

Credit reports are crucial to your financial well-being 

Credit reports are crucial to your financial well-being 

Oct. 15 |   Information in your credit report may determine whether you will get a loan or other form of credit, get insurance, get a job, be able to rent an apartment, and can affect the amount of security deposits you pay. Clearly it is important to...

Should parabens in skin and beauty products be avoided?

Should parabens in skin and beauty products be avoided?

Oct. 15 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products. If the product you...

Donna Mae Carter

Donna Mae Carter

Oct. 15 | Donna Mae “Punky” Carter of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 6, 2014. She always had a beautiful, big smile and an even bigger heart! Donna’s life left an impression on all of us to live our lives to the fullest....