“Minn. Univ. Participates in Campus Fire Safety Month,” Firehouse.com, Sept. 28, 2012. “Students and staff at one Minnesota university remembered a student who was killed in an off-campus house fire Thursday, by holding their second annual Fire Safety Expo.”

“Survey: Twin Cities home prices rose nearly 6,000 over the summer,” Pioneer Press, Sept. 28, 2012. “The median price of homes for sale over the summer that were not distressed properties in the 13-county Twin Cities market increased nearly $6,000, according to researchers at the University of St. Thomas.”

“UW No. 12 on list of ‘Party Schools that Pay,’” Pioneer Press, Sept. 29, 2012. “As the burden of student loan debt deepens, the latest rankings on starting and midcareer salaries for graduates of more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide might offer another yardstick for high school students to estimate return on investment as they narrow their college choices.”

“Judge Dismisses Suit: HHS Mandate No Threat to Religious Freedom,” LifeNews.com, Oct. 1, 2012. “In a decision in one of the dozens of lawsuits the pro-abortion HHS mandate faces, a Missouri federal district court rejected a legal challenge to the Obamacare mandate brought by a small business whose owner is a Catholic.”

“Avoiding razor burn on your wallet,” KARE 11, Oct. 1, 2012. “The cost of razors can be expensive, so much so that razors are now one of the most shop-lifted items at stores.”

“Brisk home sales and more,” Star Tribune, Oct. 2, 2012. “An index compiled by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business (got all that?) found that home sales were brisk this summer in the 13-county metro area.”

“Family Speaks Out In Support Of Marriage Amendment,” WCCO, Oct. 2, 2012. “The marriage amendment, which seeks to define marriage as between one man and one woman, goes before voters in November.”

“Good Question: When Will Your Home Value Bounce Back?” WCCO, Oct. 2, 2012. “After years of housing woes, the news has started to turn.”

“Comcast gets into retail with Roseville showroom,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 3, 2012. “Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider and a leader in the increasing digitalization of modern life, has a new trick up its sleeve that it is using to lure Twin Cities customers to its many new services.”

“Living with ALS, part VIII: A career in full,” Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 5, 2012. “Anyone who has left a long-time job either because of downsizing or early retirement, or even if the move was planned in advance, will tell you it is a tough transition to make.”

“Remember Ralph Reed? He’s back — and helping Minnesota marriage amendment supporters,” MinnPost, Oct. 6, 2012. “Remember Ralph Reed, the driving force behind the Christian Coalition? He’s back, and he’s working cleverly and quietly on the campaign to insert an amendment into the Minnesota Constitution banning same-sex marriage.”

“The Competing Views on Competition,” New York Times, Oct. 8, 2012. “Just before bedtime on a recent night, two toddlers marched reluctantly to the bathroom to brush their teeth. And on the way, my four-year-old son told his little sister: ‘I’m going to win. I’m going to win!’”

“Random Sample: Patricia Stankovitch, PsyD,” APA Monitor, Octotber 2012. “The former human resources exec dropped her ‘fancy title’ to work as a counseling pshychologist. ‘My family thought I was crazy. But they’re proud of me now.”