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By Kristi Zellman With all the information in the news about Avian Influenza or "Bird Flu", I wanted to share some information from public health. People have many questions and concerns, and rightfully so. I will try to summarize some of the main concerns people have. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is concerned about Avian Influenza and will continue to work closely with state and federal agencies to monitor and prepare a response if the disease is detected in North America.
By Aaron Peterson Let's give credit where credit is due. I want to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Republican leadership this session. Politicians are often criticized for not living up to their promises. This session, Speaker Steve Sviggum went above and beyond the call of duty to meet his obligations to a very special group of lobbyists. On Feb.
By Ted Kooser Everywhere I travel I meet people who want to write poetry but worry that what they write won't be "any good." No one can judge the worth of a poem before it's been written, and setting high standards for yourself can keep you from writing. And if you don't write you'll miss out on the pleasure of making something from words, of seeing your thoughts on a page. Here Leslie Monsour offers a concise snapshot of a self-censoring poet.
Students, teachers congratulated During the week of May 23-26, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted our 27th annual Heritage Week. During this four-day period, more than 1,200 school children and adults attended this popular annual event with approximately 16 school children coming from St. Marys School, in Morris. Your community has a lot to be proud of. The children who participated in Heritage Week were courteous to the other students and adults in attendance, attentive to the instructors and "Village Residents" and were well prepared for their visit.
People from West Central Minnesota and those visiting the area for some time now have talked about establishing the area as the renewable energy capital of the U.S. Platitudes from politicians arent new, but in this case it really does appear as if the Stevens County is poised to mold reality around the lofty title. The latest step was Gov.
Wendy Lindberg of Morris passed on information about a worthy cause to remember, especially coming on the heels of Memorial Day weekend: I would like to take a moment to write to Sun Tribune readers to ask, well, a favor. I received an email a few days ago from my friend, Effie Horning, who is in contact with a staff Sergeant in the military currently serving over seas in Iraq. This is what he had to say in his letter: Effie, Great to hear from you! We are settled in and time is going by quickly which is a good thing.
Miss Midwest Brittany Kill is preparing for the Miss Minnesota pageant. See what shell be wearing as well as momentos from her year-long reign at a send-off party Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ottertail Building. The Miss Minnesota pageant will be held June 16-17 at the Tedd Mann Theatre on the University of Minnesota campus. Kill is one of 17 contestants participating in the program.
This is about the time of year many people decide to pick up a cute kitty or puppy as a pet. Trouble is, some might not have the money to prevent that cute kitty or puppy from eventually creating even more cute kitties and puppies. And huge problems. Families on tight budgets may not have the funds to spay or neuter their pets. But the Stevens Community Humane Society received a $2,500 grant from Spay/Neuter Initiative, Inc.
Chuck Molenaar might have lost a farm hand, but the Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation District gained a young agronomist. Rick Molenaar, 24, is set to begin his third week as the SWCDs Farm Bill Technician. The Renville native joined the SWCD after earning bachelors and masters degrees in agronomy from South Dakota State University. This feels like home, Molenaar said. As the Farm Bill Technician, Molenaar will help land owners and producers enroll in the various conservation programs available.