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Della Schmidt: Thanks for successful farm night

Most people don’t even know that Winona County is the third-largest dairy producing county in Minnesota. Agriculture is important ...
the Wirtland Dairy of Lewiston, owned and operated by Russ and Donna, Doug, Denny and Kim, and Duane and Liz Wirt.

H.S. Track: EL's Dunn, Lewiston's Allen race walk onto U.S. Junior team

Kids grow up on skates in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota ...
Edward Little High School's Spencer Dunn and Lewiston High School's Kayla Allen will be teammates this summer after qualifying for the U.S. Junior team last weekend at the USTF Junior ...

Lewiston trout guide brings talent as teacher to fly fishing

Mark Reisetter taught at Lewiston-Altura High School for 33 years, and he's been fishing for Minnesota trout for even longer. Now, he combines his talents as the owner/operator of Lewiston Area Trout Guides. Reisetter has been guiding clients in the ...

City receives nearly $300,000 from Rochester sales tax fund

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF ...
Young noted that Carlson has experience with the city of Lewiston and has also taken various city administration trainings. He added that there were approximately 25 candidates in the interview pool ...

Benefit planned for Lewiston girl diagnosed with rare brain cancer

Analyse Gibas of Lewiston was 7 years old when ...
Analyse’s parents, Rick and Kristy, tried to get her into a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota, but to participate in the trial, candidates can have no more than 56 radiation treatments ...

Cyclists make Lewiston pit stop Minnesota students riding across the country to raise cancer awareness meet with those affected by disease

Eleven days after they pedaled their tandem bicycle out of the Pacific Ocean to start their quixotic cross-country journey, friends Alex Kvanli and Mitch Gillen arrived in Lewiston on Friday afternoon. The 22-year-olds aren't experienced cyclists and they ...

Tournament Tuesday for college players hoping to make the Meijer LPGA Classic

Nearly 40 competitors from Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin Grand Valley ...
Kim is traveling from Redondo Beach, Calif., Peters from Lewiston, N.Y., and Choi from Dallas, Texas.

Laughing Stitches is a rural Caledonia family affair

Baby quilts, hand bags, diaper bags and chemotherapy hats made by Jessica Nelson of rural Caledonia and her aunt, Janet Beyer of rural Lewiston, have been shipped ...
And Beyer works part time for University of Minnesota-Extension, screening 4-H volunteers ...

John Florance Considine, Sr.

Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. John was born July 1, 1928, in Rochester, MN, to Florance and Ellen Considine. He grew up on a farm outside Lewiston, MN, in Winona County until the 8th grade. His father died when John was 5 ...

Lewiston, Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Lewiston, Minnesota offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Lewiston, MN, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Edmund Muskie, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States in 1972

Background Edmund “Ed” Muskie was an American politician from Rumford, Maine.  He served as governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, as member of the United States Senate from 1959 to 1980.  He was Secre…


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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in LEWISTON MINNESOTA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in LEWISTON MINNESOTA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]

The importance of local education funding in LEWISTON MINNESOTA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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