STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate backs gasoline tax hike
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years.
After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas ... Posted on 5/11/13 at 11:15 AM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Purchasing Power: What is it and how to use it to your advantage
The definition of purchasing power is as follows:
1. General: Extent to which a person, firm, or group has available funds to make purchases. 2. Economics: (1) Money and credit available for spending... Posted on 3/13/13 at 10:53 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Continual (Solar-Powered) Economic Growth
Last Saturday I attended an event at the University of Minnesota showcasing professors and their research. Each gave a presentation and took questions from the audience. One spoke about depression eco... Posted on 2/28/13 at 10:25 AM
CHICZ MAGAZINE Questions to ask elderly parents
Following are 10 questions to ask your elderly parents.
1. What are their end of life desires? Make sure they have filled out an Advance Directive stating what their desires are. Do they want to have ... Posted on 11/7/12 at 11:31 AM
REAL MONEY THE POWER OF “POWER OF ATTORNEY”
Anyone who has experienced a family member or friend in a health crisis knows the potential emotional and financial challenges that can occur. One of the best gifts we can give our loved ones and ours... Posted on 2/16/12 at 3:48 PM
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Thursday gave CapX2020 utilities a green light to construct three 345-kilovolt electric transmission lines in Minnesota – including one that goes through Douglas County.
With the cold weather we’re experiencing, many people might use electric space heaters to take off the chill. Otter Tail Power Company offers these tips for buying and using portable electric space heaters to help ensure efficiency and safety:
It was John Kenneth Galbraith who said, “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.” The elections are over and hopefully the newly elected officials are prepared for the task ahead of them.
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