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The Morris Tiger Sharks swim team returned to Fergus Falls last week for a A/B/C level weekend invite. It was the third meet in eight days for the Sharks and six swimmers competed in 17 individual events and achieved an impressive 14 A, B and C Minnesota state level times. In the boy's 11 to 12 year old C level category, Thomas Roberts took a first place with a time of 37.02 in the 50 yard freestyle. This was his third C level time in this event this season. Thomas then swam for the first time in the longer 100 yard breaststroke and butterfly events.
Coaches often cite the need to move on as a reason for taking a new job. University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball coach Randi Peterson wanted to move back. The Iowa native and last season's Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year is leaving UMM to assume the head coaching job at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Peterson's hiring at Coe was announced Tuesday, and she cited a desire to be closer to her family as the primary reason for accepting the offer to coach the Kohawks women's team. "I wasn't at all looking for a job," Peterson said.
When the 2006 Legislative Session concluded in May, lawmakers left St. Paul knowing the state was in good financial shape, as more Minnesotans were working and the state was collecting more revenues. Two recent reports from St. Paul suggest that we are in even better fiscal condition than previously believed. The first report confirmed that more citizens are finding jobs, as Minnesota's unemployment rate for May hit a five-year low of 3.7 percent. This number is down from 4.1 percent in April, and is also lower than the national average, which has an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent.
By Julie Buntjer Worthington Daily Globe Editor's Note: This is the third story in a series on the renewable fuel industry. LUVERNE -- Amid a family strawberry patch and rows of garden vegetables stand clumps of hardy grass that, come fall, will reach about 10 to 12 feet tall. Most people likely see the clumps for what they are -- plantings of a simple ornamental grass.
Storytelling binds the past and present together, and is as essential to community life as are food and shelter. Many of our poets are masters at reshaping family stories as poetry. Here Lola Haskins retells a haunting tale, cast in the voice of an elder. Like the best stories, there are no inessential details. Every word counts toward the effect. Grandmother Speaks of the Old Country That year there were many deaths in the village. Germs flew like angels from one house to the next and every family gave up its own. Mothers died at their mending. Children fell at school.
The Center for Rural Policy & Development announced Friday the receipt of a $265,000 grant from the Grand Rapids, Minn.-based Blandin Foundation.
"The Iraq war has also made anti-Americanism respectable again, as it was during the Cold War but had not been since the demise of the Soviet Union." Those words come from Robert Kagan of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, writing in the June 18 issue of the Washington Post. In his article he was at pains to show that anti-Americanism did not begin with President George W. Bush and will not end with him. "Some folks seem to believe that by returning to the policies of Harry Truman, Dean Acheson and John F. Kennedy, America will become popular around the world.
Former University of Minnesota, Morris philosophy instructor Benjamin Goodman will speak this week at the Most Excellent Way meeting at 211 E. 6th St. Goodman will be sharing his testimony of overcoming past addictive behavior. Most Excellent Way is a group of men and women helping each other to stay clean and sober and lead a healthy lifestyle. On Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goodman will be sharing some keys to finding freedom and maintaining it in a "Spiritual Freedom Seminar." The seminar will also be held at 211 E.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
As farmers were getting prepared to head to the fields this spring, the FSA office in Alexandria received its newest employee. Anna Anderson has become the newest member of the Farm Loan Program team that services Douglas, Grant, Stevens, Pope, and Traverse County. While new to the office, she is not new to the agency or the area. Prior to relocating to Alexandria, Anna worked and trained to be an FSA Farm Loan Officer in the Stearns County FSA for about 14 months. She also did a summer internship during college at the East Polk County FSA office located in McIntosh, Minn.