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Get Ready For Summer By Being Prepared
The last days of school are upon us and the trees are almost all leafed out! Finally the calendar and Mother Nature are in alignment! I am shocked as always how fast a school year goes. I ...
5/24/13 at 9:57 AM
Think Food Safety When Eating Outside the Home
"Have you eaten out lately?" my friend asked. We usually compare notes about dining experiences. I nodded. "Have you gotten sick again?" he asked. "No, not lately, fortunately," I replied. Three...
4/25/13 at 9:15 AM
How to Financially Prepare for and Survive a Layoff
We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we also have other priorities for the income we are earning. The best way to prepare for a layoff is by having emergency s...
4/10/13 at 11:03 AM
A Documentary on Bridges
A few days ago, German Public TV Channel ZDF, one of two stations based in Berlin, released a documentary on bridges in general for children. Loewenzahn (which is German for Dandelion), with its sta...
3/13/13 at 7:20 AM
Top 10 Food Safety Tips for the Holidays
Holidays are coming, that means parties and big family dinners. Don't give your guests a dose of food poisoning to take home with them.... According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,...
11/15/12 at 8:32 AM
The facts about drowning
Maybe it's the early start to the warm season this year, or the hot summer that's driving everyone to seek relief at lakes and swimming pools. Whatever the reason, Minnesota is seeing a dismaying spik...
7/18/12 at 12:56 PM The case for motorcycle helmets 6/19/12 at 12:04 PM
Saved by the belt 10/21/11 at 3:54 PM
stay safe on the water
Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in boating accidents. The National Safe Boating Council warns boaters that most drowning victims had a life jac...
6/14/12 at 4:50 PM staying safe on the water 5/22/12 at 8:22 AM
hunter safety classes 1/11/12 at 2:31 PM
The Most Excellent Flight Attendant EVER!
I left home on Sunday to speak at a conference in Michigan. I had quite an exciting trip overall, and you can read more about that by clicking here. But this is a fun story that happened before things...
5/10/12 at 6:00 AM
A Winter Safety Reminder
The recent snowfall in our area offers usa good opportunity to remind everyone that for people with limited mobility, getting around in the winter can be especially difficult and even dangerous: snow ...
2/21/12 at 5:29 PM
Senate committee hears Highway Patrol budget request
BISMARCK The additional truck traffic in western North Dakotas Oil Patch needs more oversight than its getting now, the superintendent of the Highway Patrol said Wednesday. Col. James Prochniak pres...
3/16/11 at 6:05 PM Bill seeks help of former National Guard members 3/3/11 at 12:25 PM
Bill would allow cities to raise traffic fines 2/10/11 at 6:53 PM
How to deal with an aggressive dog
We've all been there ... you're walking down the street, minding your own business and here comes a growling dog acting like it may tear you to shreds. What do you do? Here's a story in today's Forum ...
8/31/10 at 9:30 AM Tips for keeping kids safe in the water 7/26/10 at 3:59 AM
Beware of tractors
I was driving to work earlier this week, headed south on U.S. 59 and following a semi-truck loaded with several skid loaders. Up ahead, I saw a huge tractor on tracks pulling a 5 million-bottom plow. ...
5/12/10 at 6:42 AM Facts from the DPS 2/10/10 at 7:22 AM
STOP, DROP and ROLL!!
The buses arrived, and the small children each with a white art project headband filed in and took their chairs. It is that time of year again..Fire Safety for the Head Start Class. Once their little ...
10/27/09 at 6:25 AM
Experts give tips on keeping children safe around water
While swimming, boating and other water-related activities spell summertime fun for many Minnesotans, they can be dangerous for children. Watching children closely around water can help keep summer re...
7/1/09 at 4:08 AM