Opinion

As we begin cleaning up our yards and flower beds, it seems like fall would be a good time to prune the trees, shrubs and plants before they go into winter dormancy, and we would be wrong.

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Knowing whether you are in a bull (up) market or bear (down) market solves half the problem in selecting stocks because the general market influences most stocks. If the Dow Jones Industrial Average goes into a major downtrend, you can expect three out of four stocks to follow.

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Inscribed on the wall behind the receptionist’s desk at city hall are the words, “Anoka City Hall: A Gift to the City of Anoka from the Federal Cartridge Corporation. 1955.” On the landing of the stairwell as you walk from the first floor to the second is a bigger-than-life portrait of a handsome and distinguished looking man. Wearing a gray suit with vest, red tie, and matching carnation in his lapel, the commanding presence of this slightly balding man is accentuated by his waxed mustache.

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From May through Halloween my fellow docents from the Anoka County Historical Society and I guide brave and curious souls through the darkened streets of Anoka relating the history of the homes and places of business we encounter during our 1 mile walk — and speculating about some of the unexplained phenomenon that has occurred within those premises.

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Riches and rogues! The more I look, the more I find some of each, and a lot between, on the Internet. Families and educators have a huge task helping young people learn how to gather information on the Internet. Here are five guidelines to consider.

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As part of Spring Lake Park Schools’ back-to-school kick-off event in late August, we heard a powerful and moving reminder that we must focus on the needs of EACH child to ensure their success. This message was delivered in a dramatic, emotional and humorous way from Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch.

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Investors most often use bonds to provide a steady income. They buy a bond when it’s issued or in the secondary market and hold it, expecting to receive regular, fixed interest payments until the bond matures. Then they get the principal back to reinvest.

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Families and educators embrace this time of year. A new school year, new grade level, new teacher and new friends, as well as connecting with friends from previous years. The excitement of a new school year focuses on preparing our students for a successful year of learning experiences. With those preparations, we know that how [...]

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Looking back at my U. S. Senate campaign, the passage of a bit of time has allowed for reflection and many kind contacts from supporters. There is never a guarantee of winning when one sets out on a difficult quest, whether it is leaving the Old Country for the New World, starting a new business or running for public office.

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