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How to Drive in a Roundabout
How to drive in a roundabout and other info from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
posted May 31, 2013 by Linda P. Category: Minnesota

Looking for a tech graduation gift?
Consumer Reports has some ideas!
posted May 25, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Observing Memorial Day
Memorial Day, a federal holiday, allows us to pay tribute to Americans who've died in military service. In their honor, please observe a moment of remembrance at 3:00 p.m. local time on Monday, May 27. Many events are scheduled throughout Minnesota over the long weekend.
posted May 24, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Choosing your Business Entity
Wondering whether to choose a partnership, sole proprietorship or partnership? Rebecca Bell from LegalCORPS will explain the forms of business organization at a presentation at the Ridgedale Library and identity the factors to consider when choosing the most suitable business structure. Time for questions and discussion follows presentation. Scheduled for June 18, 6:30 p.m. Register Online or call 612-543-8800.
posted May 22, 2013 by Kim P. Category: Small Business

CQ Researcher
Should doctors be allowed to help terminally ill patients die? This is the topic of a recent report available on CQ Researcher, a database which presents both sides of timely controversial topics. Other recent reports include mental health policy, media bias, and free speech at risk, among many others.
posted May 21, 2013 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

Scam Alert
Is an employment listing for a dream job or a nightmare? Here is how one experienced career counselor and webmaster checks out a listing that sounds too good to be true and what steps to take if it is a scam.
posted May 21, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

2013 Legislative Session
Check out the Minnesota Legislature page from Minnesota Public Radio for a rundown on the 2013 session.
posted May 20, 2013 by Marni B. Category: Politics/Elections

Green Pages - City of Minneapolis
Cover Art Minneapolis Public Works provides many services that help residents support sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices. The department seeks to make its operations easier on the environment through partnership and innovation.
posted May 19, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Minnesota Grown Directories @ Your Library
Cover Art The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s The Minnesota Grown Directory giveaways have arrived in libraries. “Buy direct or spend the day at one of 970 Minnesota farms, markets, wineries & garden centers.”
posted May 16, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Music Online Database
The Music Online database searches all nine of HCL's Alexander Street Press music databases at once. Find streaming audio and video, interviews, liner notes, scores, biographies, and cover art and more, with just one search.
posted May 14, 2013 by Jean B. Category: Music

File For Electrical Permits Online
Cover Art Homeowners and trades professionals can create and pay for permits online at the Department of Labor and Industry's (DLI) eTrakit system. Track current and historical permits, review inspection results and pay fees in a matter of minutes.
posted May 12, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Announcing the newest Webbys!
Voted on by the experts, the Webbys honor the best of the web.
posted May 10, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Minnesota news sources in one place
Our database, Minnesota News Collection offers a one stop source for news from around the state. Sources include newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, and news transcripts.
posted May 10, 2013 by Carrie B. Category: Current Events

Project Homeless Connect
On Monday May 20, 2013, Project Homeless Connect will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Over 100 organizations will be available to assist people experiencing homelessness find mental and chemical health care, employment training and placement, free haircuts, medical and dental care, ID assistance, and more. Volunteers needed.
posted May 9, 2013 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

Making Sense of the State Budget Process
Are you wondering about the status of the state budget as it works its way through the legislative process? The Minnesota Senate provides up-to-date 2013 Budget Tracking Spreadsheets that show the status of the appropriations bills and the latest committee action. The Legislative Reference Library also provides a user-friendly online guide to the complex budget process.
posted May 8, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Domestic Abuse HelpLine
952-884-0330. Cornerstone HelpLine 24/7 provides immediate access to emergency services for individuals and families that are in crisis due to family abuse. Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Richfield and Brooklyn Park. Learn about Ask To Help initiative.
posted May 7, 2013 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota
Search for your Native ancestry through our Multicultural Family History links which include Trace Indian Ancestry, Native American Resources on the Internet, and Online Native American Indian Genealogy Records and Databases.
posted May 7, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Hennepin Gallery Exhibit- May to June 12, 2013

Hennepin County is home to 28 percent of Minnesota’s Asian population. Who are they and where are they from? This exhibit
offers a glimpse into the lives of Asian communities within the county. It includes artifacts, jewelry, traditional clothing, traditional cooking utensils, pottery, materials and more on loan from: Hmong
ABC Bookstore, St, Paul; the Chinese Heritage Foundation; the Korean Service Center; and the personal collection of Hennepin County Library—Augsburg Park Librarian Phuoc Tran.
posted May 6, 2013 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

24 Hour Crime Victim Hotline
Help is available for crime victims at 612-340-5400 through the Council on Crime and Justice. This is a 24 hour hotline available for all crime victims and is free and confidential. Advocates are available to provide guidance, advocacy, information and emotional support.
posted May 3, 2013 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

A Worldwide Trend
With online advertising reaching a plateau, newspapers are now looking for additional revenue streams. Many publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, are beginning to charge frequent visitors for access to their websites.
posted May 2, 2013 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

MNsure and your Small Business
A session of "What the new Minnesota health insurance exchange means to your small business" will be presented May 20 5:15-7:30 p.m. by April Todd-Malmlov, the executive director of MNsure, the new Minnesota health insurance exchange. Time for networking and questions and answers will be provided. Sponsored by Small Business Minnesota.
posted May 2, 2013 by Kim P. Category: Small Business

Duolingo to help your lingo?
Duolingo is a website for language learning that also offers a free app for learning 'on the go'. This trendy site also offers users the opportunity to comment on the exercises and share their expertise and questions.
posted May 1, 2013 by Rachel S. Category: Language Learning

Perfect New Car Match
See The Auto Channel and check on the "Perfect New Car Match" tool (scroll down). Find vehicles that match your driving needs, desires and budget.
posted May 1, 2013 by Jerry B. Category: Automotive

Go Fishing - or Race for the Cure
The Minnesota DNR is ready for the fishing opener on May 11; are you? Or honor your Mother by joining Race for the Cure on May 12, Mother's Day. The library has maps and guidebooks on Minnesota fishing and materials on running for everyone.
posted May 1, 2013 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

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