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Homeowners wanting to be involved in a cost-sharing program aimed at preventative treatment for boulevard elm trees should get applications to the city by mid-August. The Morris City Council approved the program Tuesday night. Under the program, the city Tree Board would share some of the cost with private property owners to treat trees for Dutch elm disease. City money will be available to offset some of the cost for property owners who want to pay some money to try preserve elm on their boulevards. The tree board would review applications and select which trees are eligible for the cost-
West Central Minnesota needs rain badly, but not just for 2006. The lack of rainfall in the area has farmers and ranchers concerned about their crops this summer, and the situation could be even worse in 2007 if the skies don't open up soon, experts say. "It's under stress," said George Nelson, a crop scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center.
By Llewellyn H. Linde Herman Linde, born and raised at Kvamsoy, Sogn, Norway, came to America as a young man in 1892 to make a new life. Trained as a house painter at the Bergen Technical School, he made his way to Fargo, North Dakota, where he worked to earn tuition money to continue his education. He completed a four year course at Concordia Academy (now Concordia College) in Moorhead in 1898. After that, his skills and interests took him to Hamline University Medical School in St.
Representatives from the City of Morris and Darnen and Morris townships will be involved in a first mediation session Aug.
10 Years Ago July 25, 1996 Tribune Golfers and stockholders crowded the Pomme de Terre Country Club Monday night to talk about the future of golf in Morris. Many came to support - or oppose - a locally- based offer to buy the course for $90,000. So it was a great surprise when the group learned that a new proposal has emerged to buy the course for $225,000. Brus and Diane von Ende of Golden Valley submitted the new offer.
Breighton James Logan was born on July 10, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Shalley Beebe and Lance Logan of Lowry. Breighton James weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.
15 Years Ago July 9, 1991 Sun Senior citizens age 60 or older (and their spouses or companions regardless of age) shared a week-long, living-learning experience during the recent Elderhostel 1991. Three non-credit courses and a variety of social, recreational and cultural activities were offered to participants. The event was sponsored by Continuing Education and Summer Session at UMM. The parade will once again be a highlight of the three-day Prairie Pioneer Days Festival, July 12, 13, and 14. The parade on Sunday will include approximately 100 units of all types, shapes and sizes.
In May I wrote an article regarding the latest gadgetry available for tracking a lost pet. As useful as it is to have identification tags, microchips, dog collar video cams and even tattoos, a pet owner is still at the mercy of whoever finds their dog first. Many pets are never returned due to the rescuer's good but misguided intentions. If mistreatment of the animal is suspected they may be placed in a "good home" rather than contacting the owner. Since lost pets are often skittish, hungry and thirsty this would be a natural but very possibly an incorrect assumption.
As we move into the heat of summer, our attention turns towards the sky looking for relief from the hot weather and the dry conditions. It is hard to write this column because of the wide area it covers and there may be areas that have had adequate rain this spring and early summer, but for most of us the rain has been pretty scarce. Driving through the countryside and seeing corn that is "fired" two to three feet on the stalk tells me we need rain desperately.
Bob Stevenson almost didn't file for another term as Stevens County Commissioner last week. In fact, he says now that he wished he wouldn't have, given that the late filings of four challengers for his District 5 seat make it appear he's getting out because there's too much heat. But if there's one thing Stevenson never shied from in his 40 years serving on the county board, it was doing the work of the county, no matter the repercussions. "He's as loyal a county commissioner as you could find," said Stevens County Coordinator Jim Thoreen. Stevenson announced Wednesday that he wouldn't see