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Totally Broke Tuesday or Triumphant Tuesday?
Did you survive the shopping weekend without any bruises to your wallet? Congratulations! Time to sit back, relax and enjoy Triumphant Tuesday. Or are you on the other end? Did Black Friday, Small ...
12/3/13 at 11:52 AM 10 Tips To Avoid Financial Chaos This Holiday Season 11/26/13 at 8:10 AM
How do I deal with medical debt? 9/20/13 at 8:48 AM
Grand Forks City Council considers changes to recycling program; options raise eyebrows
After being volleyed back and forth between the City Council and its service committee for a month, the future of Grand Forks curbside recycling program may finally be decided Monday. Council membe...
6/12/13 at 10:44 AM Grand Forks delays recycling decision 6/5/13 at 10:32 AM
The cost of health insurance
By Ryan Schuster Many blame insurance companies and rising health insurance premiums for increases in health care costs. But insurers are not the main driving force behind increasing health care cost...
2/22/13 at 11:13 AM
Bonus Gift Card Deals
With the holidays coming up many stores and restaurants are offering a bonus gift card of a certain amount if you purchase a specified amount of their gift cards. Besides using for gifts, you could a...
12/2/12 at 11:28 AM Stocking up on Holiday Supplies 11/7/12 at 8:15 PM
Pros and Cons of Layaway 10/23/12 at 7:29 PM
Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f...
11/29/12 at 10:22 AM
Here's a thought - let's go dollar for dollar.
Every single day for the past couple of weeks I have received numerous big color glossy political advertisements in the mail. Yesterday, I received eight from an assortment of folks promoting both rep...
10/25/12 at 6:03 AM Sharing critical intelligence... 10/3/12 at 6:01 PM
The state of the homeland's security... 9/30/12 at 7:22 PM
Doing Business with this "Mob" is a Good Thing
There is a classic scene from the movie Goodfellas where Henry Hill describes what doing business with the Mob is like; needless to say the painted picture is less than desirable. So why would two loc...
10/15/12 at 8:56 AM
Legislative notebook: Leaders join cancer study
By Don Davis and Danielle Nordine Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon knows more about cancer than many Minnesotans after twice surviving breast cancer and dealing with her husbands cancer death. We wa...
3/14/12 at 9:46 PM GOP frowns on super majorites for spending, tax cuts 8/20/11 at 9:34 AM
Conservatives eye spending cap 12/7/09 at 8:44 PM
mama mondays: it's about more than coffee
Several years back, someone who I looked upon as highly moral gave me a double-take when I told him I've been known to take my kids out for coffee. The moment I let it slip, I felt like my skin had tu...
11/7/11 at 12:00 AM
OTC? Get a prescription for that
Workers opting into flexible spending accounts are getting a bit of a surprise this year: If they want to set aside pre-tax dollars to help pay for over-the-counter drugs, they'll have to get a doct...
11/15/10 at 12:59 PM Debating the r-word 7/7/09 at 5:11 AM