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What is Responsive Web Design?


By Michelle Haugerud

Mon, Dec 30th, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

It used to be that you needed a website and a mobile website. Today with so many different sized computers and devices, a website design needs to be built to RESPOND. Content and images move and adjust automatically to look good and create a better user experience in a variety of screen sizes.

In addition to looking good on any device, is the content interactive? Can you touch the phone number and call? Can you click the address and get directions? If you have a website, check out the analytics. They can show you how many users are accessing your website via a mobile device,

including smart phones, tablets, and iPads. The number of users accessing websites on their mobile devices is rising, and this trend will most likely continue to grow. If your website is not responsive, it is time to look into converting it.

What can I do to get my garden ready for winter?

By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Put your perennials to bed properly so they'll bloom again next year. Clear away dead foliage and destroy all weeds. Make sure your garden bed is clean to prevent disease. Perennials that are dormant at a constant temperature rarely have trouble surv ..... 
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How do I make sure my church information is updated in the Fillmore County Church Directory?

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

About three years ago, the Fillmore County Journal started to dedicate an entire half page of space every week for presenting information for all churches in Fillmore County -- at no charge to churches. The information presented includes address and ..... 
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Looking to buy or sell your home in 2014? Make sure you understand the new radon requirements.

By Scott Springer

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Section 144.496 of the Minnesota Statutes, also known as the Minnesota Radon Awareness Act, becomes effective on January 1, 2014. Pursuant to this statute, duties are placed on sellers of residential property to advise buyers if and when radon testin ..... 
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Cosmetic Appearance:

By Scott Brunsvold

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

If I can, I would .-like to share with you some anonymous situations I have had with customers, kind of like Dragnet, where the names are changed to protect the innocent. A couple weeks ago I had a customer interested in a vehicle I had. It was a loc ..... 
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What is an online presence and should my business have one?

By Michelle Haugerud

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Most people use the internet to look up information, such as a business phone number, location and hours as well as research before they even contact a business. Your online presence is what information is found. Try searching your own business. Ther ..... 
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3 reasons to fertilize in the fall

By Mike McDowell

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

1. Timeliness: There is more time to put fertilizer on all types of ground cover int he fall, when you aren't trying to plant and fertilize between spring rains, and applicators aren't balancing time between sprayers and fertilizer spreaders. 2. Les ..... 
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Winter Berry Plants for Birds

By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Invite flocks to your backyard 'by design' with fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and groundcovers in our landscape. Feeding birds comes naturally with trees and shrubs with nutritious berries. They create a beautiful display with their fall colors and fru ..... 
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Winter transportation

By Scott Brunsvold

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Once again we are coming up on the winter season (didn’t we just have a snow storm in May) and is it time to trade vehicles? There are many reasons to trade before the winter season. A four wheel drive would be handy. A car that starts when it is b ..... 
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