Home Care

Fallen leaves aren’t just trash—here are seven uses

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By the time autumn hits full swing, many trees will have shed their leaves for the season, and the last vestiges of red, yellow and orange magic will have faded to brown. Raking, blowing and collecting leaves becomes the primary chores of lawn and ya… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Lifeline program offers phone and internet assistance to low-income customers

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Access to local emergency services and community resources is important to Minnesotans. During the week (September 20 – 24)—Lifeline Awareness Week—the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is promoting the Lifeline Program and the complementary Emer… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MN Energy Assistance expands to pay water bills

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STATEWIDE — The Minnesota Department of Commerce is expanding the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) to pay water and sewer bills for Minnesotans who apply and qualify for energy assistance. Commerce is using $15 million in additional American… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Safety first with do-it-yourself electrical work

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Homeowners who choose to take on electrical work themselves should do their homework and get to know their systems and safety protocols prior to beginning a project.Home improvement projects can help homeowners transform their homes. Such projects ar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lower your energy bills with new siding, doors, and more

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The updates you make in fall can prepare your home for the long winter months ahead, helping you stay more comfortable all season while reducing your energy bills and other expenditures. Here are some home improvements to consider, as well as tips an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Safely disinfecting gardening tools

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Disinfecting garden tools can help ensure the long-term health of plants and vegetables. According to the University of Minnesota Extension, plant pathogens, including bacteria, fungi and viruses, cause diseases that can damage and even kill plants. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Protecting houseplants from bugs

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If you have recently started or expanded a houseplant collection, congratulations! You’ve improved your indoor air quality and have added life and vibrancy to your home. At the same time, however, your indoor garden may be attracting bugs that can ha… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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