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Peterson on White House agriculture budget request

Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, released a statement last week in response to the release of the White House’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes an 8.2 percent reduction in discretionary spending…

Senator Howe, colleagues, begin the first day of 2020 session

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Senator Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) and the Minnesota Legislature convened for the first day of the 2020 legislative session at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. The legislative session must adjourn by May 18. “From childcare…

Demuth delivers tribute to Plantenberg as House starts session by honoring fallen guardsmen

The Minnesota House returned to the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 11, and began the session by honoring three Minnesota National Guard members who perished in a helicopter crash near Kimball last December. State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, presented a House…

Caucus Senate District 13 precincts Feb. 25

Caucus Senate District 13 Republican precincts for Fair Haven Township, Kimball City, Lynden Township, Maine Prairie Township will be held at Kimball Area High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Stearns County’s 2019 Outstanding Conservationist

By Brittany Lenzmeier, Stearns County SWCD Each year, the Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes an individual(s) or organization for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota’s natural resources on agricultural land. Galen Wilczek, 2019 Stearns…

‘The Death Boat’ a story of tragedy and loss

By Michael Tidemann “The Death Boat” is a gripping account of a tragic boating accident the night of July 28, 1929, that claimed nine lives of West Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa. Author Lloyd B. Cunningham lives in Lakeland, Fla.,…

EV-W Menus – Feb. 24-28

EV-W Elementary Breakfast Monday: French toast sticks or cereal choice, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit choice, juice choice, milk. Tuesday: Cinnamon roll or cereal choice, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit choice, juice choice, milk. Wednesday: Cheesy scrambled eggs and toast or cereal…

The ABCs for healthy calves

By Emily Wilmes, U of M Extension Calves play a vital role in the future of your dairy farm. Let’s brush up on our ABCs for healthy calves. A is for attention to detail. When it comes to raising dairy…

‘An American Bum in China’ – an entertaining curiosity

A book review By Michael Tidemann When I was asked to review “An American Bum in China,” I agreed. What I received in the mail was a relatively small volume, four-by-seven inches and 114 pages, not including prologue. I don’t…

River Lakes girls shine in playoff semis, fall short in finals

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The third-seeded River Lakes Stars ousted the two-seeded Fergus Falls Otters, 4-2, in the Section 6A semifinals Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Fergus Falls Ice Arena. That set up the finals match between River Lakes…

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