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Intimidated by boyfriend’s friend

Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Tim” for about a year. When we first started dating, I was intimidated by how pretty some of his female friends were, but that feeling faded when I got to know them. They’ve all been warm and welcoming — that is, except for one girl. I’ve always gotten ...

Data deletion

Dear Heloise: Most people think that by deleting material on their computer, they have effectively erased all of their past personal data. Well, they haven’t! If you are going to dispose of an old computer, it’s always best to make sure that none of your personal information is on there. ...

Heavy period after Provera

Dear Dr. Roach: My cousin is having irregular periods. Her last one was three months ago. She was given Provera for 10 days to help, but after she stopped it, she had a very heavy period. Is that normal? — T.R. Answer: Provera is a brand of a type of progesterone, a female hormone. This ...

On This Date

In 1784: Zachary Taylor: The 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Virginia. In 1859: British naturalist Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In 1917: Nine members of the ...

Regional Calendar

Today Community Transit Hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. SW MN Arts Council Gallery 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located in the Public Works Building, Marshall. Call 532-8210 for more info. Walking @ the ...

Marshall Community Services

For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.ci.marshall.mn.us . n Icky, Sticky Fun will be from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Marshall Middle School for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Kids will ...

Dessert’s not the problem

Dear Annie: My husband and I have both been married before, and our children are from our first marriages. My husband’s daughter lives close by, and she brings her kids to our home often, which we all enjoy. The problem is that every time they show up — even when they know we are preparing ...

Mooch management

Dear Heloise: If one of our family members calls and asks to come over and bring the kids, we usually say “yes,” because we’re not busy. Then after a while they’ll say, “Where are we going for lunch?” We’re always put off, because “lunch” wasn’t part of the plan, but we ...

Blockage in blood vessel

Dear Dr. Roach: My wife, age 65, has been suffering from abdominal pain for over a year. The pain comes within minutes of eating a meal. She was diagnosed with abdominal angina, and had a stent placed to open the vessel that showed blockage. We were told that she’d get immediate relief if ...

Different priorities in retirement

Dear Annie: My husband and I have just retired, and I’m beginning to worry about our personality differences. We live in the same town as our children and grandchildren. I love to help out with baby-sitting and carpooling. I love my children and grandchildren and enjoy being a part of their ...

Fast words make for bad ads

Dear Heloise: I’m concerned about loan companies whose advertisements use words like “speedy,” “now,” “quick” (sometimes styled as “quik”), “fast,” “express,” “zippy,” “dash” and “rush.” These words are meant to impart a sense of urgency in the consumer. ...

Cervical health

Dear Dr. Roach: Last year, I had an abnormal Pap smear. My follow-up colposcopy did not show anything. Two weeks ago, I had another abnormal Pap smear, and I am scheduled for another colposcopy next month. I am scared and nervous that precancerous cells will be found. I am 51 years old. — ...

News from the DNR

DNR to host employment seminar for military veterans The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a veteran employment seminar Jan. 3 in St. Paul. Many veterans want to work in a natural resources environment, and many military skills translate into DNR positions. “If ...

Wanting a shift

Dear Annie: For the past year, I have been working as a licensed nursing assistant, taking care of residents. I love the patients, and I’ve gotten very close to them. But the facility administration itself doesn’t work with employees to meet their needs. I have requested to work morning ...

The view isn’t camouflaged

Dear Readers: Today’s Sound Off is about the wearing of camouflage clothing: “Dear Heloise: People from babies to adults are wearing camouflage clothes. It’s used on sheets, towels and whatever. “I think this is a slap in the face to our men and women in the armed forces, who have ...

CoolSculpting

Dear Dr. Roach: I would like to know your opinion regarding “cool sculpting.” Does it really work? Are there any bad consequences that a person should know about it? Is it advisable for a person in her 80s who is in good health and is not overweight but is beginning to add fat around her ...

Republicans don’t understand that Americans depend on Obamacare

The Grand Old Party remains hung up on the false belief that most Americans don’t want Obamacare, despite all evidence to the contrary. Repeated efforts to repeal and replace it having failed, the GOP now wants to include in its new Senate tax reform bill the elimination of the individual ...

Other Views

Expanding MinnesotaCare deserves discussion Driven by partisan ambitions, elected officials at the federal level are repeatedly failing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Minnesota, meanwhile, might have a viable solution if — and, yes, that's a big “if” — its ...

On this Date

In 1789: North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1864: President Abraham Lincoln signed a letter expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a Boston widow whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War. (As it turned out, only two of Mrs. ...

Wedding guests left hanging

Dear Annie: I recently attended a couple of weddings that left me baffled. The custom of most weddings in the Midwest is for the wedding couple and their wedding party to hire a limo, party bus or some other method of transportation to take the whole group around to various bars after the ...