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Twinkle N Twirl dance mixes cheer, dance and gymnastic for Mount Vernon students
Around the Region: Plankinton, Winner and Chamberlain
Platte mayor applauds city for commitment to sewer replacement project
A new way of learning at Gertie Belle Rogers
Online boutiques boom in Mitchell, state
Here is the most popular fast-food chain in Minnesota, North Dakota
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.
Target to remodel more stores as chain seeks edge over Wal-Mart
71 percent of employees are looking for new jobs
Analysis: Single-payer would drastically change American health care. Here's how it works.
Place a Business Brief
AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies
Drought conditions continue to improve in the Dakotas
As harvest gets underway, 2017 was problematic year for SD farmers
Harvest of South Dakota row crops continues to be slow
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Tigers looking for strong finish
Strength in numbers: Area schools continue to benefit from football co-ops
Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Jazz
Wheeler delivers decisive tally, Jets edge Wild
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Alexa Nicole McKenzie
Anne J. Whipple
Mary Aileen Houwman
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
WOSTER: Pheasants in the Soil Bank
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wiltz: Know your shotgun before hunting pheasants
Poor Dakotas pheasant seasons could impact states' economies
Tangled whitetails: 'Once-in-a-lifetime' memory to help save a deer
Wiltz: How much protection do bald eagles need?
Annika Russell - Bridal Shower
Paulson Five Generations
March 11, 2014
HELOISE: Razor strips not so slick
Dear Readers: Here is this week's Sound Off, about razor manufacturers: "I do not like those lubricating strips that manufacturers put on razors these days. You can't avoid them. I soak the razors in hot water for a while, then remove that strip. I can't stand that slick, soapy feel...
March 11, 2014 - 11:25am
March 9, 2014
HELOISE: Turn water- into ice-melon
Dear Heloise: Can you freeze cut up watermelon and have it still taste yummy when you take it out? -- Mercy W. in Texas Yes, you can freeze watermelon! The texture and taste may be a little different than fresh. It won't be quite as sweet-tasting, unless you eat the frozen watermelon...
March 9, 2014 - 11:20pm
February 8, 2014
HELOISE: No return on these labels
Dear Readers: Here is this week's Sound Off, about charitable contributions: "Whenever I make a contribution to a charitable cause, I get a thank-you letter, plus a bunch of return-address labels. I now have enough labels to last me a lifetime. I don't use many, as I only send cards...
February 8, 2014 - 10:14pm
September 13, 2013
HELOISE: Sniff out lost pets using good 'scents'
Dear Heloise: After reading your column about how to find a lost pet, I just had to send an idea that has successfully been implemented in our area several times. Leave an article of clothing with your scent in an area where your pet was last seen. Check the area several times a day...
September 13, 2013 - 6:48pm
September 11, 2013
HELOISE: Vinegar is a household's best friend
Dear Heloise: Thank you for your continuing education on efficient, safe and easy household solutions to everyday problems. On our new refrigerator there is a plastic drip plate under the water-and-ice dispenser. Drips of water have left a white residue on the plastic that I could...
September 11, 2013 - 8:08pm
September 10, 2013
HELOISE: Chinese Beets recipe
Dear Heloise: I lost your recipe for Heloise's Chinese Beets. I looked for it, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere. I read your column in The Orange County (Calif.) Register daily. Thank you for all the years of good hints. -- Joan R., via email Joan, say "hi" to my friends in Orange...
September 10, 2013 - 9:44pm
September 9, 2013
HELOISE: Flash drive failure
Dear Heloise: I panicked when I read your column about the family photos that were being archived on flash drives. These drives are temporary, and eventually they will lose the pictures. The best method is to put them on a DVD and make two copies. This can be done from the flash drive,...
September 9, 2013 - 5:13pm
September 7, 2013
HELOISE: Touchy subject
Dear Readers: Here is this week's Sound Off, about paper-towel dispensers in public restrooms: "I've noticed an unfortunate trend in public restrooms (even ones in establishments that serve food): They are replacing paper-towel dispensers with electric air blowers instead. "Whether...
September 7, 2013 - 8:35pm
September 6, 2013
HELOISE: Recipe for success
Dear Heloise: I have inherited recipe file boxes from my mother, both grandmothers and a great-aunt. All contain recipe cards from the original owners, friends and relatives. I can no longer be certain who the authors are. I suggest readers sit down with relatives and discuss who...
September 6, 2013 - 11:31pm
September 5, 2013
HELOISE: Try for a pre-paid vacation
Dear Heloise: When I have a vacation coming up, here's how I save money. Whenever I have a little extra money, I purchase a prepaid gift or credit card, one from a major company that can be used almost anywhere, and I stash it someplace safe. When I am packing, I pull out all of the...
September 5, 2013 - 9:23pm
September 3, 2013
HELOISE: A burning question
Dear Heloise: Why do some instructions call for scalded milk? What is the purpose? Thanks in advance! -- Pat W., Harrisonburg, Va. Very good question, and one I had to think about. Older recipes said to scald milk to kill bacteria and an enzyme that prevented thickening in recipes....
September 3, 2013 - 8:08pm
August 31, 2013
HELOISE: Don't let pet collars be a pain in the neck
Dear Heloise: Owners of cats and dogs need to be sure to check their pet's collar every day, especially if they still are growing. An animal outside, if the collar is not checked at all, can have problems. There should be room for two adult fingers when putting on a collar, and it...
August 31, 2013 - 4:08pm
HELOISE: Storage with military precision
Dear Heloise: My husband is retired from the military and has some old uniforms we'd like to store. Some are heavily starched. Should I wash out the starch before I store them? -- A.L., Huntsville, Ala. Good question! Before storing a uniform, you want to make sure it is clean, of...
August 31, 2013 - 12:09pm
August 30, 2013
HELOISEL Back-to-school savings
Dear Readers: Can you believe that kids are heading back to school? Before spending money on supplies and clothing, consider these helpful hints: • Shop at home first! Barely used school supplies from last year can still be used this year. • Watch sales ads for the best deals!...
August 30, 2013 - 3:58pm
August 29, 2013
HELOISE: Watch that wallpaper
Dear Heloise: I was wondering if you had a solution to clean wallpaper? Thank you very much. -- J.S., via email You bet I do, and it's using a cheap cleaning solution that you can make at home. If your wallpaper is washable, it's as simple as a few drops of mild liquid dishwashing...
August 29, 2013 - 10:05pm