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Woe she is

Dear Annie: My husband and I enjoy getting together with a group of friends every couple of months. But recently, one of them has hijacked every evening with her saga over looking for a new husband. We feel bad that her husband left her for, quite frankly, an extremely expensive car. Another ...

Can Fido go visiting with us?

Dear Heloise: It’s tempting to bring along the family dog when visiting family and friends, because boarding a pet can get expensive. Hints for visiting with your pet: 1. Is your dog thoroughly housebroken? Food-aggressive or shy? Does your pet need to be crated if you go out? 2. Make ...

Black bear grease

Dear Dr. Roach: I recently opened up some stored tuna that my son had saved for me. He loves to hunt his own food. When I ate it, I realized that when he had gone to Alaska, he had not only hunted tuna but also black bear. He had used the black bear grease to cure the tuna. I was mortified that ...

Kovel’s Antiques

By Terry and Kim Kovel During the late 18th century, the very rich made a long trip to Europe to admire the architecture and art of Europe, including the ruins of past civilizations. The town of Pompeii was a major attraction. It had been covered with ash and lava in 78 A.D. and forgotten ...

New at the Library

New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Washington Decree • Aguinis, Marcos. Against the Inquisition • Bradford, Laura. Portrait of a Sister • Briggs, Paul. Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise • Cobb, May. Big Woods • Gabhart, Ann ...

On this Date

In 1776: During the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York. In 1792: The French First Republic was proclaimed. In 1862: President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should ...

Questionable mom

Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, “Ted,” and his wife decided to call it quits over the holidays after being together since high school (about 25 years). Their relationship was very strained and was more of a roommate situation than a marriage for at least 15 years, getting worse every year. ...

Camping with rust?

Dear Heloise: We inherited my uncle’s camper, and the sink has rust stains. Do you have a cleaning formula that I can use instead of commercial cleaners? — Evelyn G., Shreveport, La. Evelyn, for a job like that, I’d recommend slicing a lemon in half and dipping it in borax. Then scrub ...

Unusual vertigo

Dear Dr. Roach: After many years of various treatments, including allergy shots, food studies and an ear tube, I was recently diagnosed with “semicircular canal dehiscence.” Can you explain what this is and the treatment (besides surgery) to relieve the symptoms of inner ear pressure, ...

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 log on to https://bit.ly/2mIZEQh. n Punt, Pass & Kick will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field. Boys and girls (ages 6-11) compete against peers in punting, ...

How to give your cat a pill

Dear Annie: Many years ago, my cat-loving sister clipped out an Ann Landers column called “How to Give Your Cat a Pill.” She lost it during a move, and I’d love to surprise her with a new one. Could you please let me know where I might be able to find that? — Cat Aunt Dear Cat Aunt: ...

Recycling rules

Dear Readers: We’re all into recycling, but not everything is recyclable. Here are some biggies to keep out of the recycle bin: • All medical waste (needles, syringes, etc.). • Plastic shopping bags — return these to the store. • Plastic-coated paper containers, such as food ...

‘Cotton-ball’ sensation

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m a 63-year-old male diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. I am 5 feet, 11 inches and weigh 240 pounds. I have two stents and take Sprycel for the CML. My levels are good, and the coronary disease is under control. For a ...

Wife gets no respect

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for many years. She was and is my business partner and a great businesswoman. We would not be where we are today without her business acumen, drive and determination. She connects well with other people of both sexes and from all walks of life and ...

A ‘clean’ meatloaf

Dear Heloise: I have a pretty good hint: When you make meatloaf the cleanup is a pain in the you-know-where. I spray the pan with any kind of cooking spray, then line it with foil. When you take the meatloaf out of the pan, there is very little cleanup. — Linda W., Bakersfield, Calif. Dear ...

Tumor of brain lining

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a faithful reader of your column, but I don’t read many questions about brain tumors. I am 53 years old, diagnosed almost four years ago with multiple meningiomas. I had an atypical meningioma removed, followed up with gamma knife. My question is whether I will be at a ...

Keep your chowder light to preserve the flavor of your cod

(AP) — This modern fish chowder honors its simple roots by showcasing moist, tender morsels of fish in a delicate broth. Searching for a route to fresher, cleaner flavors, we got a bonus: shorter cooking time. We started by gently poaching meaty cod in water flavored with salt pork, ...

Tiger marching band competes at Rosemount

The Marshall Tiger marching band placed 3rd in Class AAA at the Rosemount Marching Band Competition on Saturday. The band was .1 behind Eastview High School, said band director Wayne Ivers. Eden Prairie High School was 1st. The band received many compliments from the judging panel, Ivers said.

Heavy-handed neighbor

Dear Annie: I live in a neighborhood with two non-state-maintained roads. One is a long, straight, steep hill with about 20 residences. My neighbor “Sally” lives in the middle of the hill. She lets her pets roam free in her yard and has toddler grandchildren. People driving up her hill need ...

Make payment, get info

Dear Heloise: We returned from a trip where tourist-area gift shops had signs that said “Smile, cameras are watching” or “If I break, I cry; if you break, you buy.” I realize shoplifting is an issue, but these signs are rude and off-putting. When I see one of them, I leave. — ...