Real Estate

What to know about DIY insulation

Perhaps due in part to the popularity of home improvement television shows, many homeowners now tackle an assortment of home projects without professional assistance. These weekend warriors embrace the do-ityourself philosophy to home improvement, saving lots of money along the way. As rewarding as successful DIY projects can be, it’s important that homeowners avoid getting in over their heads. Some […]

Homeowners: What is sweating a pipe?

Copper plumbing long has been a standard in home construction. Anyone who has a home with copper pipes should have an understanding of how to make repairs in the case of a leak or if modifications need to be made. “Sweating pipes” is one term homeowners may hear when maintaining their pipes. Sweating a pipe refers to soldering a pipe […]

What is a standby generator and should you have one?

No one wants to imagine losing power in their homes. But homeowners and renters face such situations every day. For those who aren’t prepared to confront power outages, doing so can be a nuisance in the best of situations, and potentially very dangerous, if not fatal, in the most dire instances. Thankfully, no one has to go long without power. […]

Connect with LCP and co-op community at 2020 district meetings

COHASSET — As time turns the calendar to a new decade, it can leave one wondering what changes will happen in the next ten years. Lake Country Power is looking ahead and committed to continue meeting member needs for quality service, reliability and value. To keep its co-op community informed, Lake Country Power will host meetings in each of its […]

BWSR accepting applications for its Lawns to Legumes program grants

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is now accepting applications for the Lawns to Legumes program, which aims to increase residential habitat for atrisk pollinators across the state. Two types of grants are available: Individual S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Christmas tree tips and tricks; maintenance can help trees stay beautiful longer

Freshly cut Christmas trees are farmed specifically for the holiday season and support local economies. They also tend to last a bit longer than pre-cut trees available elsewhere. Christmas trees are an iconic symbol of the holiday season. Whether th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Holiday hosting in small spaces; making guests comfortable

A few simple tricks can make even the smallest spaces accommodating for holiday hosting.Gatherings of family and friends are a big part of the holiday season. Hosting such gatherings can be a great way to show loved ones how much you appreciate them,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Decorate with a nose toward inviting holiday aromas

 Holiday decor is as much about the sights and sounds as it is about the scents of the season. Few things evoke the holiday spirit as much as the aroma of fresh evergreen or spicy cinnamon and cloves. Incorporating inviting aromas into holiday d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Prepare the fireplace for holiday decorating

A jolly holiday season can be made even more merry with a roaring fire. Homeowners often build holiday tableaus around the fireplace to serve as festive backdrops. The mantle and the fireplace itself also may be a prime spot to dedicate to decorating… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

I change my mind after signing a listing contract; what now?

Senior Legal Line: A legal question & answer line for seniors

  Dear Senior Legal Line: I wanted to downsize by selling my house, so I signed a listing contract with a realtor, but I changed my mind. I told my realtor, but she says that I must sell if she finds a buyer that makes an offer for what I listed… Please register for a free account or log in […]


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