A future for rural grocery stores Photo (right) by Elizabeth Flores. Copyright 2015, Star Tribune The rural grocery store is facing change. Big box competition is fierce. Customers shop in larger towns, and grocery store owners who have played a vital role in small-town life for decades are retiring Kathy Draeger, director of Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) , led RSDP to study the struggles. A survey that garnered responses from 175 grocers is helping RSDP consider what could help rural grocery stores thrive . One finding is that owners want to pass the baton to a new generation. Sixty-three percent do not intend to own their store in 10 years, but a majority do…
Rescuers are Shocked to Find What Are In 14 Tubs Left Outside Shelter and Rush to Help...
Rescuers were shocked when they discovered 14 plastic tubs outside their animal sanctuary with something moving inside. Upon investigation, they retrieved a total of 16 kitties. Even with kitten season underway and already hundreds of cats under their care, they refuse to let any of these kittie...
Here's a story about what foster care is like for an abused child removed from her home.
Kids who are abused or neglected and placed in the system go through a lot. This young girl explains how it feels.
Learn How Charles County Creates a Budget
Each year, Charles County Government staff, Commissioners, and affiliated agencies work collaboratively to provide recommendations for the General Fund Operating Budget adoption. This effort lasts nine months, and involves reviewing how much general fund money is available and where these funds should be allocated Starting in the fall, county analysts begin preparing revenue estimates based on economic data, such as salary amounts, fringe estimates, and spending patterns of county departments County analysts send budget recommendations to all the departments in November. Each department is assigned an analyst who works with the director and staff to determine their budget and needs. Once departmental budgets are decided, the County Administrator reviews the budgets. If there is a deficit,…
Flood plains and commercial buildings
When a commercial building is located in a floodplain, a real estate transaction can become more complicated or even impossible. This webinar discusses techn...
Justin Thomas' Tips On How To Smash It
Justin Thomas shares some fresh ideas on how to smash your tee shots.
How to handle negative reviews online
With independent reviews on any business a few clicks away, what steps can brands take to manage their reputation effectively?
Pulled Over for No Reason? 5 Tips for Dealing With the Police
Red and blue lights flashing in the background. A siren whoop. Looks like you have to pull over. What did you do? Are you been pulled over for no reason? Traffic stops may be a daily occurrence for police officers....
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