Disease carried by raccoons can infect dogs; cases rise



Canine distemper in raccoons can infect domestic dogs. Photo courtesy of MnDNR.Reports are on the rise of a disease in raccoons that can infect domestic dogs. Taking precautions can minimize chances of the disease spreading to pets. The disease, cal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Arbor Day history: May is Arbor Month in Minnesota



 Every year the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources celebrates Arbor Day, the last Friday in April (April 28 this year) and Arbor Month, the entire month of May. Arbor Day celebrations began in Nebraska in 1872. Nebraska, along with other… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SVA supports GI Bill that never expires for veterans



WASHINGTON – Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced that it supports a lifetime GI Bill® for service members, along with other policy proposals to expand the GI Bill by $3 billion over the next ten years. Since the passage of the Post-9/1… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA announces advanced health care partnership with Department of Energy



WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Monday, May 1, the formation of a new partnership focused on the secure analysis of large digital health and genomic data, or so-called &ldquo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wedding rings are symbolic gestures of commitment, long-term tradition



Exchanging rings is an important wedding day tradition for many couples. Photo by Emily Law, Flom Designs and Photography, Hibbing, MN.Couples adhere to many traditions on their wedding days, including the exchange of wedding rings. Wedding rings sy… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Weddings and nontraditional families: Use patience and compassion



Families come in all shapes and sizes. During special events—particularly those steeped in tradition such as weddings— blended families may have to employ certain tactics to ensure the events go off without a hitch. When planning their weddings, cou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wedding day memorial ideas for the special loved ones in your life



Weddings are momentous occasions that are full of happy sentiments. But for couples who recently lost loved ones, an undercurrent of sadness may make wedding ceremonies and receptions somewhat bittersweet. Loss touches everyone at one point or anoth… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

“I do,” take two: Guidelines (but no hard rules!) for a second wedding



Couples are returning to the altar in increasing numbers, as second and third weddings are becoming ever more popular. Pew Research Center indicates that, as of 2014, 64 percent of divorced or widowed men have remarried, compared with 52 percent of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Celebrating Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo




 Given that this week’s edition comes out on May 5, it seemed appropriate to have Mexican-based recipes in the column. Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for Fifth of May, has evolved over time to become a celebration of the blending between the Mexi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Make proposals special and successful



A marriage proposal is a couple’s first official step toward the altar. Tradition dictates that men pop the question, with their surprised— and hopefully soonto be-fiancées—ultimately deciding if wedding bells will be on the horizon. Pro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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