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I am desperate for a landscape that is both beautiful and functional for our family, that will fit our current budget.


By Peggi J. Redalen

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Celebrate spring by discovering your best investment to turn even the smallest space into a garden gem. Often the very first and major mistake people make is thinking that but eliminating the cost of a landscape design, they will be saving money, It’s simply not so. You need to think in terms of the long-run. You wouldn’t build a house without a plan would you? Without a well-planned design, the typical result is money lost to incorrectly chosen plant material. hard-scape gone wrong, frustrating family disputes, or a piece-mealed yard that frequently resembles something akin to a display lot at a large retail garden store. Having an overall landscape design plan, that can be developed over time in pace with your budget, will save you money and yield pleasurable outdoor ‘living’ space.

Corn Planting Tips

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

By Bjorn Rud •Check your planting depth often! In southeastern Minnesota corn seeds should generally be planted 1 3/4 inches to 2 inches deep depending on soil type. •Frequently check and adjust your planter. Seed placement is EXTREMELY importa ..... 
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Did the estate tax change?

By Jennifer Gumbel

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Yes. The laws for Minnesota estate gift tax have changed significantly. For many years, Minnesota’s estate tax exemption was $1 million, with added exemptions for qualified property. About a year ago, Minnesota added a tax on significant gifts. No ..... 
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I know the Journal does a lot more than publishing this weekly newspaper, but what else do you do?

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

We have an incredibly talented team all under one roof in our Preston office, and they are dedicated to serving the media and marketing needs of customers near and far. Besides publishing the Fillmore County Journal, we also publish the Visit Bluff ..... 
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Early Bird:

By Scott Brunsvold

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

I am sure everybody has heard the phrase “The early bird gets the worm.” You might not have thought it had anything to do with the car business but it does. Recently I have had multiple customers on the same vehicle. I can understand when a deale ..... 
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Should I sell my products online?

By Michelle Haugerud

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

If you are a small business owner and have a retail store, you know it is not always easy waiting for people to come to your store and hopefully purchase items. Maybe you don’t have a store, but want to start selling your products online, but don ..... 
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What constitutes a buildable property?

By Chad Garteski

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

One of the most frequently asked questions when dealing with the sale of rural land is whether or not a given property is buildable? To further qualify the question, most people are referring to a “permanent dwelling” or a home when they ask. I ..... 
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Did the long cold winter hit your budget hard with high energy cost?

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

By Lyndon Lee Most people living in older homes or newer homes built with regular poured concrete or concrete block foundations and stick framed upper levels were hit with higher than usual energy costs this winter with all the cold weather. Conside ..... 
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I want to purchase a handgun or semi-automatic military-style assault weapon, do I need a permit and if so where do I get the permit?

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

A handgun or semi-automatic military-style assault weapon may be sold by a federally licensed dealer (FFL) to a person who presents a permit to acquire handguns or carry permit. A permit to acquire handguns may be obtained from your Police Departmen ..... 
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