September 5, 2020

Why Minnesota lumber prices are going through the roof

A do-it-yourself home-improvement and construction boom has sent the price of lumber skyrocketing, as sawmills and strand-board manufacturers, including in Minnesota, scramble to keep up […]
September 5, 2020

You would do well to heed Warren Buffett's margin-of-safety lesson

Legendary stock picker Warren Buffett celebrated his 90th birthday last weekend. He marked the occasion with Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company he runs, taking an […]
September 5, 2020

Pandemic is leaving some with extra cash

If you have managed to end up with extra money during the pandemic, here is how to take advantage of those savings. 1. Start an […]
September 5, 2020

How overdraft protection can translate into fees

Not sure if you have overdraft service on your checking account? Now might be a good time to double-check, to avoid surprise fees. When the […]
September 5, 2020

Wet basement? Try to solve it before you spring for more costly options

Summer rains can create a lot of headaches with wet basements. But before calling a basement waterproofing contractor, try other remedies. Many contractors that advertise […]
September 5, 2020

How the pros ride market volatility — and why you shouldn't

  The stock market this year has strapped investors onto a roller-coaster ride filled with stomach-heaving drops and exhilarating highs. Seasoned stock traders often deploy […]
September 5, 2020

Home real estate may be immune to the pandemic, but commercial properties aren't

The real estate industry is yet another place to see how the effects of this pandemic fall so unevenly. It seems not quite proper to […]
September 5, 2020

Northland's summer drought may dull some fall colors

“Looks like fall is coming early!” is often the response. But of course, early fall color is not a sign of an early fall. Trees […]
September 5, 2020

The Latest: Czech Republic sees 700 new cases for 1st time

PRAGUE — The number of people infected with the coronavirus has continued to surge in the Czech Republic, surpassing 700 for the first time. The […]
September 5, 2020

Wisconsin's effigy mounds connected people to spirits

Peter Krsko is an artist who creates sculptures and murals, and he gets his ideas from forms and structures that he finds in nature. “My […]