With Minnesota winters, there is perhaps no tool more important than the snow shovel. Gabriel Ruegg, a senior lecturer of product design in the College of Design, answers questions about how to make sure you select a quality shovel this winter.
Dressing for winter means more than a high quality coat and solid snow boots. A bit of extra consideration for your inside winter wardrobe can make a lower thermostat setting tolerable and even comfortable — resulting in your family saving money and energy.
Minnesotans are eager to get back to their gardens and are busy picking out this year’s plants and seeds. As you make your garden selections this spring, consider plants that will help support the state’s declining pollinator populations.