Be careful before giving out any personal data — especially financial — over the phone. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Scammers are targeting older Americans

A fifth of people over 65 have been victims of fraud. Part of the solution: talking about it.

Wanted: older adults to serve as poll workers

October 17
Many older adults, such as these Minneapolis election judges, work the polls on Election Day.
Learn more about what it takes to be involved on Election Day.

With cruising industry booming, Duluth bets on new wave of passenger ships

September 4
Miami-based Victory Cruise Lines plans some stops in Duluth by next summer.
In hopes of establishing the Lake Superior port city as a destination for passenger ships, the city and local agencies are investing in port infrastructure.
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October 17
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A stack of newspaper cuttings and headlines all concerned with computer-related crime on a background of binary code.

Falling for a scam? I thought it couldn't happen to me

I thought I was above being tricked ... until I got a call from the Windows guy.
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October 17
Caregiving duties more often fall to women.

Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: 'We're going to face a huge crisis'

Prof. Joan Griffin on why caregiving has been women's work, the risks and benefits of being a caregiver and what older adults can do to be prepared.
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October 17

How to age-proof your résumé and LinkedIn profile

Twelve tips for job hunters over 50 from a pair of career pros.
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October 17
Exercises such as the “Bird Dog” can help strengthen your core and eventually help ease lower back pain.

Low back pain? Strengthen your core

Try these four exercises to fortify important muscles.
October 17
A Corvette Z06 parked next to an Oldsmobile Cutlass in Birmingham, Mich. Muscle car fans consider the Mustang, Camaro and Corvette, Challenger and Cha

Concern rises for future of muscle cars

Faltering sales are pointing to bigger-picture issues.
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October 17
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Tips for spotting and avoiding scams

The cardinal rules for avoiding fraud: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And never make hasty financial decisions out of…
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October 17
San Diego bus driver Tom Middleton, 66, who had a career as a software engineer, waits at a traffic light while driving his route.

More delay retirement, but it's tough to find work

With a master's degree in computer science and 30 years of experience working for technology companies, Tom Middleton had little doubt he would soon find…
October 17

Did you know? Now you can 'freeze' your credit for free

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law.A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from…
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September 4
Empty-nest syndrome "speaks to a life development issue — aging," said Eddie Luker, a clinical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Cros

Words of wisdom for parents about to face an empty nest

A clinical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., offers parents guidance to find joy in new possibilities.
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July 26
Pam and Ken McClanahan camp out on property they own near the Boundary Waters. Provided

What are Minnesotans' go-to summer traditions? Hint: There are quite a few

We asked a wide swath of Minnesotans: What's your go-to summer tradition? We received an equally wide range of answers.
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July 24

My Good Life: Summer evenings, when life is wonderful

The warm season is prime time for backyard patios, unglamorous reading and living in the moment.
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July 24
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A bird-watching primer

With this healthy and rewarding hobby, the bird is indeed the word.
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July 24
My mom: My first superstar

My mom: My first superstar

A strong and stylish mother left a lasting impression.
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July 24
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Back to college after 50: the new normal?

One college just cut tuition 50 percent for its career-focused online degrees.
July 24
Side View Of Senior Couple Power Walking Through Park

Let's hear it for low-intensity workouts

Low-intensity steady state (LISS) is a great program for anyone easing back into fitness.
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July 24
Katie Flannery, left, and Lil Heiland have made it a tradition to travel with their grandkids. They’re shown here with Tanner and Lucas Rankin on a

Vacationing boomers put new spin on grandparenting by taking grandkids along

Traveling together builds the intergenerational bond.
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July 24
Raymond Robinson and Mattie Henderson, who both live at the senior high rise Rainbow Terrace, use the free Northside Circulator shuttle to run basic e

Free North Side shuttle connects folks to community: 'I love it'

The Northside Circulator is part of a mission to provide access to basic amenities.
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July 24

Here are some basic steps to take to fight scams on elderly

Scams are a scourge, especially for older adults.
July 24
If your goal is to live long and stay healthy as long as you can, call Minnesota your home.

Minnesotans stay healthier longer than everyone else in the country, new study says

When focusing on health as well as longevity, Minnesota outranks every state.
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July 24
Tips for baby boomers who want to get back into the dating game

Tips for baby boomers who want to get back into the dating game

Baby boomers who would like to date again may find the scene has changed. Here's how to adapt to the digital dating era.
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