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  • April 11, 2023
    April is National Safe Digging Month and CenterPoint Energy encourages customers to call 811 in advance about projects such as installing a garden, fence, pool or water sprinkler system.  Digging without knowing the location of underground utilities can result in serious injury or death, service disruptions and costly fines or repairs. Hitting underground natural gas, electric, communications,…
  • By Sgt. Troy Christianson, Minnesota Highway Patrol
    April 26, 2022
    Question: I spend a fair amount of time on the road and I see a lot of drivers on their cell phones. What are you guys doing about it? Answer: Right now, to help change dangerous driving behaviors, law enforcement agencies statewide are participating in a distracted driving enforcement campaign April 1-30. We’ve been doing this for several years now as April is “national distracted driving…
  • By Scott Rall, outdoors columnist
    April 13, 2021
    My weekly wildlife rides are turning into five-days-a-week wildlife rides this time of year, with my binoculars and a thermos full of coffee looking at all the waterfowl passing through my area.  I get to see all kinds of duck and goose species that I never get to see except during their spring migration. Some of my earlier columns this year were about wood duck nesting structures and facts and…
  • By Erin Jacobsma, office manager, American Reformed Church
    April 30, 2019
    Boxes, boxes, and more boxes. I swear they are multiplying! Some are stuffed full and unopened, some are in the process of being cleaned out and disassembled, and thankfully some are empty, flattened and ready for recycling. My family recently moved to a different home and after the initial unpacking of all the essentials, the flurry of cardboard removal has slowed to a trickle. I have been…
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