Check your garages and sheds!  A huge recall has been issued for some outdoor gear sold at Family Dollar stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois due to injuries that could be caused while using the product.
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Family Dollar recalls over 38,000 beach loungers due to injury hazard

If you shopped at Family Dollar or familydollar.com at any point between January 2019 and September 2021, check the info below from the Consumer Product Safety Commission about the latest recall due to an injury hazard of a product that was sold during that time frame.
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  • Product recalled: beach lounger that was sold for $25
  • Reason for recall: the product can collapse unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard if fingers get caught in the metal folding joints.
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  • Product description:  the beach lounge chairs that have been recalled have a white metal frame and either red or blue woven plastic fabric. If you happen to still have the tags on them, one that was on the product at the time of sale stated “Outdoors by Design” on one side and “Distributed by Midwoods Brands LLC” on the other side.  The following info is also above the bar code: SKU 3499631 or SKU 3401281. For SKU 3499631, a sewn-in label is also added stating “Outdoors by Design” at the top and “Midwoods Brands LLC” near the bottom.  SKU 3401281 has a sewn-in label stating “WARNING” and “DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG” near the top and “MADE IN CHINA” at the bottom.
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  • What to do if you have the product that was recalled: stop using the product immediately and return it to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.  According to the cpsc.gov website, if you have questions, you can also email Family Dollar for instructions to make the beach lounger unusable and to then provide Family Dollar a photo. Once confirmed, Family Dollar will provide a refund to the consumer.
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17 parking rules you probably want to read before you try parking in Rochester, Minnesota

We all know that parking in downtown Rochester can be a struggle.  What you may not know is that there are 17 parking rules in town that you must follow.  If you don't, you will probably end up getting a ticket.  Be informed and help avoid those parking tickets by seeing the entire list of parking rules below.

Parking rules in Rochester, Minnesota that you probably don't know

If you've ever received one of those little slips of paper on your windshield, you've experienced the terror or the parking police in Rochester, Minnesota. I know they are just doing their job but sometimes, it is hard to know when and where you can park in this town. To save yourself a few bucks, check out the parking rules in Rochester, Minnesota that are posted on the City of Rochester website that you may or may not know about.