大家好！Welcome to the final installment of my accounts from China. As my trip in Xi'an is coming to a close, I've had lots of time to reflect on my growth as both a language learner and a person. I'm so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to not only grow myself, but connect with people halfway across the world.
This week marks the fourth week I, Olivia Alberts, will be in Xi'an, China, with the NSLI-Y program. Throughout these four weeks I've been so lucky to experience so many different aspects of Chinese culture, from centuries old temples to modern shopping centers and restaurants. The mix of rich history and cutting edge technology is, in my opinion, what makes Xi'an so fascinating.
好久不见! Or, if you'd want to translate this Chinese phrase word for word, as Americans did in the late 1800s, long time no see!
Japanese beetles have been observed in high concentrations in Farmington, and city wants residents to know how to combat them. "Due to the wet spring and warm temperatures, the beetles are having another year of high population," Public Works Project Coordinator Tom Hoffman said. Japanese beetles are an invasive tree pest that feed on the leaves and flowers of numerous trees and plants, including ornamental roses and fruit trees. During years of high population, they can defoliate entire areas. Fortunately, the beetles rarely cause plant mortality
As co-chairs of the Dew Days Committee this year, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the people who made this year's celebration happen.
China, with a gross domestic product of more than $11 million, is home to the second largest economy in the world. Despite the fact that China and the United States don't see eye to eye in political theology, our economic interests are so deeply entwined that we both seek to be on good terms with one another. With talk of U.S.-Chinese tariffs already in action, any upcoming political action may determine the nature of Chinese-American relations for the foreseeable future.
By Dr. Kristi Trussell. She is the assistant medical director of The Urgency Room in Woodbury, Eagan and Vadnais Heights, Minn. After being cooped up from such a late and snowy spring, us Minnesotans are bursting at the seams to get outside and simply be active. But, it’s important to remember that spring is typically the busiest season of the year for the board-certified ER doctors at The Urgency Room’s three Twin Cities locations.
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Finally, welcome news for seniors at tax time in Minnesota! Minnesota has long been one of the highest taxed states for seniors with Social Security income being taxed at the same rate as all other income at the state level.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has named a new member to the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board. Chad Sheets will represent the public education sector following his March 27 appointment. Sheets, dean of Customized Training and Continuing Education for Dakota County Technical College, leads a team of sales representatives, administrative support specialists, curriculum developers and adjunct instructors in analyzing area training needs, program and curricula development, and delivering training to businesses and industries in Dakota and Scott counties.