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A business closed due to bankruptcy after coronavirus

Bankruptcy in the Time of Coronavirus

These are uncertain times we're living in - life during the coronavirus pandemic offers unique challenges for all of us. This is especially true for those looking to file for bankruptcy: Whether it's...

Take this quiz to find out your environmental footprint

This year Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd. And, unlike National Jelly Bean Day which is also celebrated on April 22nd, the creation and celebration of Earth Day has permanently changed our way of...

Not a skier? Try out these non-traditional winter sports

As far as winter sports go, I am rather inept at most of them. I can’t ice skate. I once tried downhill skiing before I discovered I didn’t enjoy hurling myself uncontrollably down a...
You're an @sshole: Being "right" in the digital age

You’re an @sshole: Being “Right” in the Digital Age

The Digital Age is the current period of human history: We’ve moved from the industry-based society of the Industrial Revolution to a focus on computerizing information and creating a more knowledge-based society. Also known as...

The power of family at the forefront of Theater Mu’s “Fast Company”

The lobby of the Guthrie is packed. "A Christmas Carol" and "Steel Magnolias" are playing tonight. Coats and scarves have emerged already from the depths of our closets, people shiver and stamp...
Quick and easy recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Quick and Easy Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

While an ever-increasing number of people are opting to eat out instead cooking Thanksgiving dinner, there's still no better way to enjoy the holiday than around your table at home. Make one, or all,...
Winter in Minnesota is a dark affair. But why?

Winter in Minnesota is a dark affair. But why?

As we count down the last few days before the end of Daylight Saving Time, we all know well what is coming next: The fourth quarter of the year, the temporal swan song of...
Parsnips: Falling into winter

Parsnips: Fall into winter with this delicious root

I don't know what autumn has been like for you this year, but here in Minnesota the season came and went in one fell swoop - as soon as I finished sneezing through my...

Danger! Danger! What you need to know about burning yard waste

As the weather changes and the leaves begin to fall from trees, yard clean up begins. For some Minnesotans, this involves bagging their yard waste and putting it out on the curb for pick...

Simple slow cooker apple butter recipe to warm you up this fall

It's crock pot season. It’s time for warm soups, hearty chilis, and, now, sweet, warm apple butter for your slow cooker repertoire. Your home will smell amazing after you make this easy and delicious...