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, 2018
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, 2018
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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February 2
A day at the beach, especially in January, is quite different in Minnesota than it is in Florida. But weather isn’t the only factor in determining t

Schafer: The best spot to retire might not be the warmest

It turns out that Minnesota is a contender on lots of rankings of the healthiest states.
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January 19

A quick look at 3 strategies for making your money last in retirement

Figuring out how to manage household income once you are no longer working isn't easy.
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December 27, 2018
Personal trainer Dan Zeman, right, has worked out with former soccer player and now sporting director of Minnesota United, Manny Lagos, left.

Minnetonka exercise physiologist: Boomers have moral obligation to be fit

In his new and very frank book, fitness expert Daniel Zeman says boomer men "expect someone else to take care of their bad choices."
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November 30, 2018
Nearly a third of all bathroom remodels by baby boomers involve taking out the bathtub.

Houzz study reveals latest bathroom trends

Baby boomers are remodeling to age in place, according to Houzz trends study.
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November 23, 2018
Common-sense advice in the age of the baby-boomer traveler

Common-sense advice in the age of the baby-boomer traveler

For travelers 55 and older, the State Department's basic guidelines are just a starting point.
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November 14, 2018
Claire Schierman, left, assistant Prof. Kelly Gage and Maggie Krawczyk wear the menocore look at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

With 'menocore' style, middle age is all the rage

The look, now popular with women of all ages, is all about comfort, body positivity and values.
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October 20, 2018
By pushing oversized buttons, seniors can play games, or call or video chat with family members who link in via their own GrandPad companion apps.

GrandPad's Minnesota customer service reps are helping 'super seniors' get online

A high-tech device for seniors relies on Minnesotans to create a personal connection.
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October 17, 2018
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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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
istok Username and password written on a paper note in the shape of a fish attached to a hook - Phishing and internet security concept

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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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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, 2018
My mom: My first superstar

My mom: My first superstar

A strong and stylish mother left a lasting impression.
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