Wednesday, December 5, 2012
December is designated National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and Dakota County officials are warning drivers about the dangerous consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Editor's Note: The following is a joint press release from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office and the Dakota County Attorney's Office. Now that the holiday season is here Americans across the country will soon be involved in holiday activities and travel. For some however, the season won’t be free of disaster. That’s why Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows are joining highway safety organizations and law enforcement partners across the nation to remind people during December and throughout the year that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving and that drinking and driving don’t mix. December is designated National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. It is a time to raise awareness about the dangerous …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Need the advice on a perfect pairing? Need a good gift idea? Ask our pros all your vino questions in the comments section below.
The holiday season is a time of celebration, good food and, of course, an adult beverage here or there. Whether you're entertaining, attending a holiday party or need to pick up an easy gift, a good bottle of wine goes a long way. But, with so many options, which brand, flavor or color do you choose? What is a tasty dessert wine? What sets off the main course perfect? Is there an inexpensive bottle that's perfect to bring to a gathering? Here to help answer all your holiday wine questions are three "Patch Pros"—local industry workers, managers and wine buffs: Add your question in the comments section below and our experts will get back to you with their suggestions.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Kids have started making their lists and checking them twice. How do you help them make their lists?
When I was a kid, the excitement that would blow through the Burgess home as the holiday shopping season began can be pinpointed to one thing: The Toys-R-Us catalog arriving. My sister and I would pore over the pages, carefully dog-earring them to call special attention to the items circled therein. We would proudly hand it to our parents, believing we had done them a great service. (There would be no way they could disappoint us if they took our direction on the gifts.) Of course, I never got that electric Barbie car. (Sigh) A paper catalog seems a little old school now with the Internet and so many shops to choose from. So, how do you help plan your kids' gift lists? Do you take them to the store? Supervise them online? Or do you wait …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Have a dish that's to die for? Let other Patch readers know your secret.
The holiday season is upon us, which for many means a time of great meals with the ones we love. And great meals start with great recipes, passed down from generation to generation. These family cooking traditions bring people together during the holidays. Patch editors and readers from across Minnesota have rounded up a few of their favorite family recipes, which we are sharing with you. If you have a great holiday recipe of your own to share, please post it in the comments section below. You can also add a photo of your delicious dish by clicking on the "submit photo" button below. Happy holidays, from all of us at Patch. *** Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix pumpkin with brown sugar, vanilla and spices, blend well. Mix in yogurt. Fold in Cool Whip …