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Departments seek ways to save costs, work together
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:07:18 -0700

by Eric Hagen ECM PUBLISHERS   Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs are brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called [...]

Fire departments band together for improvements
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:53:20 -0700

Today’s fire departments encounter many challenges, including recruiting capable volunteers, funding issues and finding ways to work together. In a special three-part series, editors from many ECM Publications have worked together to bring our readers a comprehensive overview of the problems – and opportunities – our fire departments are facing. Week one looks at recruiting and retention of ...

Best Waffles In Minnesota
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Whether you're a waffle purist or enjoy sampling creative takes on this breakfast classic, you won't be disappointed with the waffles from these Minnesota establishments.

To burn or not to burn is the question
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:07:33 -0700

Independence City Council caught in dispute The Independence City Council is finding itself in the middle of a dispute between a couple who live on Lake Independence and two fire departments that want to burn down a house next door and give firefighters hands-on experience in the process. Mark and Sharyl Fischer, of 3162 Independence [...]

LaVerne Carlson, 91
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:58:50 -0700

LaVerne M. Carlson, age 91, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Elim Home in Watertown. Funeral Service Monday June 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Paul Krentz officiating; visitation one hour prior to the service at the church; interment Watertown Public Cemetery. LaVerne [...]

What We Learned: Bad players getting bad contracts from bad teams
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:39:39 -0700

Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.

Our wet spring set the stage for plant problems
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:36:49 -0700

Apple scab first appears as brown spots on foliage and causes leaves to turn yellow and drop.

Burnside: Tuesday's winners and losers
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:35:38 -0700

Much to love and hate about the frenzy of signings on the first day of free agency