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The Writing Life - Kindle reading is Nov. 20

October 31, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

 
 
 
Ask a Trooper: Passing at intersections

October 31, 2014 Q: Is it illegal to pass someone at an intersection? What about tractors and combines? Does the law allow for passing these vehicles because they are moving so much slower? A: This is an excellent... more »»

Ask a Trooper: What is ‘Social Hosting’?

October 17, 2014 Question: What is Iowa’s new ‘Social Hosting’ law? A. Requires large corporations to host parties for employees on a semi-annual basis. . more »»

ISU Report: Income inequality growing in Emmet County

October 10, 2014 This month I want to share the results of a study conducted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach rural sociologist David Peters which shows growing income inequality is increasing i... more »»

The Writing Life - Exercises in creative writing

October 3, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Tractor lighting rules

September 26, 2014 Q: Are radar detectors and fuzz busters illegal in Iowa? A: One of the most popular questions asked of troopers at lunch has always been, ‘How fast can I go without being stopped?’ This question is... more »»

What’s going on at the Extension?

September 12, 2014 Registrations are currently being accepted for Emmet County Leadership 2014, a program designed to maximize the strengths and skills of current and future community leaders. more »»

The Writing Life - Building your book for kindle

September 5, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itsel. more »»

The Way to Wellness - Hitting the trail for better health

August 29, 2014 Editor’s note: The following is a monthly column from a member of the Emmet County Wellness Coalition. Every once in a while (not nearly often enough) I like to go hiking on one of our area trails. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Tractor lighting rules

August 29, 2014 Q: I am the owner of a small farm operation in northwest Iowa. We don’t have the resources to purchase the newer and larger tractors/combines that you see on the road today. more »»

What’s going on at the Extension?

August 8, 2014 Another fair is in the history books and what a great fair it was! There were many outstanding projects and livestock entries this year and the weather was wonderful! Thank you to all the youth,... more »»

Ask a Trooper: Zero tolerance law

August 8, 2014 Q: What does the Zero Tolerance law actually mean when it pertains to under age 21 drinking and driving? If the law is . more »»

The Writing Life - Points of View

August 1, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Fine amounts

July 18, 2014 Q: What are the fine amounts for these violations (listed in the answer)? Perhaps if people knew how much a fine costs, they would be less likely to commit the traffic violation. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Passengers in 5th wheel campers

July 11, 2014 Q: I have heard that it is illegal for passengers to ride in a 5th wheel camper while it is being towed down the road. more »»

What’s going on at the Extension?

July 11, 2014 Do you check your credit report annually to be sure you are ‘you’? You have the right to a free annual credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com, online at www.AnnualCreditReport. more »»

Why Dee mattered

July 11, 2014 I was absolutely stunned when a good friend, Dr. Jim Roberts, called me a week ago Friday and told me Dee McDonald was in the hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. more »»

The Writing Life The Iowa Summer Writing Festival

July 4, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itsel. more »»

What’s going on at the Extension?

June 13, 2014 June is dairy month- a good time to consider the benefits of drinking milk and eating other dairy foods for calcium and Vitamin D. more »»

The Writing Life - Tips on art from a master

June 6, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. The Art of Fiction by John Gardner. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Semis making wide turns

May 30, 2014 Q: Say you are sitting at a stop sign waiting to go and a semi with a trailer is coming to turn into the lane on your left…are you obligated to get out of his way or is the truck supposed to wait... more »»

 
 
 

 

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