January 10, 2021

Parler squeezed as Trump seeks new online megaphone

President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to […]
January 10, 2021

Blocking noise of Zoom calls with kids

Q: I’m trying to block background noise on Zoom calls with students ages 5 to 8 who are at home or in daycare. The students […]
January 10, 2021

Minnesota conference exhibit maker made COVID equipment to survive 2020

Until last March, nParallel was in the business of making booths, kiosks, stages and other equipment that brings people together at trade shows and conferences. […]
January 10, 2021

Be a mentor, not tormentor as a business leader

We never stop needing role models. That notion has been around since forever, and it’s just as true today as it was in ancient Greece. […]
January 10, 2021

Determing why your company exists and how it will meet its goals

Q: What is the difference between a mission statement and a corporate purpose? A: A mission statement is really about how a company plans to […]
January 10, 2021

So many lakers: Why ore boats are 'bunching' on Lake Superior

In talking about how ore freighters have been stacking up on Lake Superior, including in the port of Duluth-Superior, they described it alternately as “bunching” […]
January 10, 2021

Tech Savvy: Amazon Alexa smart speaker setup, security

One of the most popular lines of smart speakers comes from Amazon. The online retail giant practically invented the modern day voice assistant or at […]
January 10, 2021

Frandsen Bank introduces Sunny Berndt as universal banker in Nisswa

Sunny Berndt joined Frandsen Bank & Trust last fall and is now serving customers in the role of universal banker at the Nisswa office. She […]
January 9, 2021

Protect yourself from a stock market drop with these basic steps

How will your household finances fare if the stock market tanks sometime this year? The stock market is not the economy. The major market indexes […]
January 9, 2021

Improve yourself in 2021 by improving your writing

A friend of mine collects self-improvement books published more than a century ago, containing wisdom their authors had gleaned long before modern gurus borrowed from […]