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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office will host forums open to the public in six counties across Minnesota, including Stevens County on Jan. 24.
Help is available for school lunch costs
Any old lake won't do, not when these snowmobiles can race across it at speeds of 150 to 160 mph. "We must accommodate the extra fast sleds that can reach 150 to 160 mph over 1,000 feet," said Brad Krosch an organizer of the West Central Trail Blazers' Jan. 28 and 29 snowmobile races. "They need at least 1,500 feet to shut down.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. After several weeks of bitter cold it has turned nice this week and is supposed to stay nice for the immediate future. Hard winds, plus cold temperatures made last week's snow very hard and almost impossible to blow at first.
Sara Hoffman received first place and Katelyn Jepma received honorable mention for their essays on Martin Luther King Jr. in an essay contest for high school students. The essay contest was part of the MLK Day activities in Morris Jan. 16. Hoffman read her essay before the community meal at Faith Lutheran Church. The meal was the culmination of the day's events which included community dialogue sessions and march from East Park to the church.
MORRIS, Minn. - Despite a steady drizzle and temperatures in the low 30s, over 250 people participated in a Women's March in Morris Saturday morning. Organizer Anne Hennen-Barber said the event was planned in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. She was thrilled with the turnout, "I thought maybe 10 people to show up. This is really exciting." Hennen-Barber said she hopes the event will encourage more people to get active in politics. "Getting together as a group is a first step."
A date in criminal court usually doesn't inspire much happiness but for Crystal Erlandson this day in court was happy. Erlandson graduated from Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District's Drug Court Jan. 12 in the Stevens County District Court in Morris. Erlandson had been sober for 881 days as of Jan. 12. She had obtained and maintained a full-time job, got her driver's license back and changed her life, Erlandson said.
Keep an eye on the Minnesota State Legislature this session and for the good of your county, city and school district pay particular attention to the issues of Local Government Aid, the bonding bill, education funding and County Program Aid. Any cuts or inadequate funding in those areas has an impact on your school classrooms, street maintenance, county road maintenance and overall economic health of the school district, city of Hancock and Stevens County.
Sunday, January 22 KC FREE THROW CONTEST will be held at the Morris Area Elementary School gym. Open to boys and girls who are between the ages of 9 and 14 as of Jan. 1, 2017. Winners may advance to the district competition. Monday, January 23 MOVIE MATINEE at the Morris Public Library at 2 p.m. No charge and no pre-registration required. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Morris Friends of the Public Library. Call the library for the movie title at 320 589-1634. Tuesday, January 24