Category Archives: local economy

Kitchen Remodel & the Local Economy

Every big remodeling project undertaken by a novice has to have a mistake or two (or more). The biggest mistake I made would not have occurred if I had followed my own rule to “shop local.”

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Support LOCAL Community-Building Resources This Season

Many people make end-of-year financial gifts to charities, either in the name of a family member as a holiday gift, or for tax purposes. If this is part of your tradition, consider adding local community-building organizations to your list of … Continue reading

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Do You Dream of Going Solar?

Fall is the time to start planning for a solar PV (electricity) installation for the coming year. You can learn more about solar energy by taking a class at the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES). This organization also offers site … Continue reading

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This Blog is a Denial-Free Zone

I’ve been hit by a lot of spam since my last post (could be a coincidence …). One post actually did relate to the contents of this blog. For that person’s benefit I am going to repeat what I’ve posted … Continue reading

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Low-Carb Vacation (carbon, that is)

Last week we took a mini-vacation to Hastings, Minnesota for an overnight stay at The Classic Rosewood Inn. I wanted to bring this lovely B&B to your attention for a couple of reasons. Hastings is a short drive from the … Continue reading

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