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A graduation open house honoring Mark Barsness and Lucas Banta will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Richard Barsness home, 38870 180th St., Cyrus. An open house graduation party in honor of Nate Vold, son of Brad and Kris Vold, will be held Saturday, May 27, from 3 to 7 p.m., at their residence, 8 miles west of Chokio and 1 mile south on Co. Rd. 71. Watch for signs. There will be an open house bridal shower for Carly Dietz, bride-to-be of Trampas Howe, on Friday, June 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio.
Memorial Day flags will be flying the entire weekend leading up to Mondays holiday. Morris veterans groups and the National Guard raised the flags at 6 p.m. Friday, according to John Helsper, Commander of the Morris American Legion. In previous years, the flags were raised Memorial Day morning. The Memorial Day program begins at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the American Legion Club. A program begins at 9 a.m. at the National Guard Armory, another change from previous years when the program was held in the old Morris Area Elementary School auditorium. Staff Sgt.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune If you were to compare Morris to Crookston, youd find a number of similarities. Both communities were founded along the St. Paul & Pacific railroad, have strong agricultural roots and are home to a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota Now the two communities have business in common. On May 11, Bhupen and Amy Ray completed their purchase of the Prairie Inn of Morris from Ed Morrison and Julie Cottington.
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL The ethanol industry appears to be abiding by the law of supply and demand, not breaking state law when E85 prices rise, the Minnesota Attorney General says. An eight-month investigation produced no proof of illegal pricing of ethanol-based E85 fuel. I dont believe there is price fixing, Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday.
By Patricia Anderson Across the country people are worried about whether they will receive a pension when they retire. Minnesota taxpayers should be happy to learn that some real progress was made on the reform of public pensions. While there has been much talk recently about gridlock and partisanship, I think its noteworthy that on an issue as important as public pensions, the Governor, State Auditor, and legislators of both parties were able to come together and work in a give-and-take fashion to do what is best for the State.
By Sheldon Richman The Bush administration, without court authorization, collects our telephone records and eavesdrops on calls involving U.S. residents to and from foreigners. It refuses to rule out wiretapping of fully domestic calls. Meanwhile, the administration is building military bases in Iraq and throughout the Persian Gulf.
By William L. Bainbridge School officials nationwide have been encouraged by government agencies and national associations to rely on background checks conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement systems.
By Torrey Westrom As the years move forward, times of conflict for this nation are something that young people only read about in history books or see in a movie. We rely on books and television programs to bring the horrors of war to life in their minds -- often sacrificing reality and accuracy for a romantic or heroic portrayal of life during war times. I urge our young people to not become complacent about the affects of armed conflict on our society.
Stooping low I put a beautiful plant on my mothers grave for Mothers Day. I went to pick it up the following Thursday afternoon and it was gone. If someone needed a plant that bad I would have given them the money to buy one. They did not have to take mom's. Too bad mom did not reach up and grab the person by the leg and teach them a lesson. I am sure the person or persons who took it will not read this as they are probably too lazy, too stoned or just plain illiterate.
The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned its 2006 session and our elected representatives are now back at home telling us what a great job they did. I have to admit, I have not had the opportunity to go through all of the reports and read the final copies of bills that I was interested in, but I'm not convinced that there's much to be cheering about. Of course, the big news is that the Twins and the Gophers got funding for stadiums.