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Oct 02nd


Nothing’s fashionable about perpetual lateness

Nothing’s fashionable about perpetual latenessWhen my girlfriend, Janice and I took our daughters to the movie theater to see The Princess and the Frog, Disney’s first-ever film featuring an African American Princess, we were beyond excited. My girlfriend, super serious about securing the best seats in the house for this historic event, wanted to arrive forty minutes in advance of show time. I, on the other hand, thought that was a bit excessive. Our compromise was to drive separately (she took the girls with her), so she could have first pick of the seats and I could finish my to-do list at home.

Housing design competition highlights continued rebuilding in North Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), and its Builders Outreach Foundation (BOF) recently announced a housing design competition, “Bearden Place: A Housing Competition in the Artists’ Core,” as part of a strategy and commitment to rebuilding communities affected by foreclosure. The competition is to design six, live/work units for the site, located at the northwest corner of Plymouth and Sheridan avenues North.

Top ten travel tips from MSP Airport

Spring Break time is here, and with more people traveling, lines are longer and parking spaces are filling more often. Below is a list of the top ten travel tips from Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) Airport to ensure the time you spend at the airport is an enjoyable part of your vacation.

Style, form and function meet at the new Cambria Suites Hotel

Style, form and function meet at the new Cambria Suites HotelStyle, form and function meet at the new Cambria Suites Hotel in Maple Grove, MN. It’s an idea whose time has come: Customer focused modern, efficient service at a reasonable price. That is the value proposition for the new Cambria Suites Hotels chain, which opened its second Minnesota property in Twin Cities this past July. The first Twin Cities Cambria Suites opened in Bloomington, near Mall of America in 2007.

Spring time slim down

Spring time slim downI’m getting a late start on this week’s article because I just came in from riding my new bike (got it from Costco for a good deal-it would’ve cost at least $100 more at Dick’s Sporting Goods). I couldn’t resist the beautiful sunny weather and warm temperatures. Spring is definitely coming and that’s my cue to put my fitness activities into high gear-I’ll soon be peeling out of my long heavy sweaters, and I need to make sure that I can comfortably fit back into my warm-weather clothing. After all, who has money to buy a new wardrobe just because of gaining a few pounds??

So much to discover: Start cashing in on the web

So much to discover: Start cashing in on the webAfter a recent Sunday morning church service, Stacie and I struck up a conversation in our fellowship café. She informed me that she is a professional blogger and thought my readers would be interested in following her dollar-stretching blog at While I was excited to hear that one of my Christian sisters is finding creative ways to make money and help others, I was really excited to hear that the focus is on discovering bargains (a woman after my own heart, sniff).

Forfeitures: Next Steps

Minnesota law allows law enforcement to seize your property in association with certain designated offenses. A forfeiture action can be taken against many types of property believed to be associated with criminal activity.  For example, law enforcement may seize and attempt to forfeit cash believed to have been transacted during drug-related crime or an automobile used in conjunction with a DWI or prostitution.  Regardless of the value of the property, the police must have a valid reason for seizing it, supported by facts and evidence.
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