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As a man I'll never gain the wisdom Sharon Olds expresses in this poem about motherhood, but one of the reasons poetry is essential is that it can take us so far into someone else's experience that we feel it's our own. My Son the Man Suddenly his shoulders get a lot wider, the way Houdini would expand his body while people were putting him in chains. It seems no time since I would help him to put on his sleeper, guide his calves into the gold interior, zip him up and toss him up and catch his weight.
I'm a liberal. I pride myself on seeing both sides to every question. For example, although I am strongly "pro-choice" on the question of abortion, I can understand the "pro-life" argument, as well. There is a certain sentimental appeal to the idea that any abortion is the taking of human life and thus not to be considered under any circumstances.
The Morris Legion baseball team finished their season with two losses to Wheaton in the District Championship. Morris won the first game of the series, 5-0, but Wheaton regrouped after that and took the rest of the series. Wheaton defeated Morris in the second game, 9-5. Morris led early by two, and despite some good hitting from Matt Wohlers, Andrew Loher, Josh Griffith and Tony Schultz, they just couldn't regain their lead.
Two area volunteers were among 27 seniors in the five-county area served by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program who were honored this month. The volunteers were presented Certificates of Appreciation for contributing 500 hours or more of volunteer time to non-profits organizations affiliated with the RSVP program during the year ending June 30. Another 18 volunteers received Honorable Mention Certificates for serving 400-499 hours. For Stevens County, Mary Ann Reimers, of Morris, and Lorraine Lerbs, of Donnelly, both volunteer drivers, were made a member of the 500 Hour Club for 2005-
The Morris 13U baseball team fell just short of defending their state title, losing to Alexandria in the championship game on Sunday, July 30 in Marshall. Morris ended the season with a 24-2 record, winning tournaments in Hutchinson, Marshall, Morris, and Somerset, Wisc. during their undefeated regular season. Morris lost their first game in pool play during the state tournament. Willmar, a team that Morris had defeated handily twice during the regular season, scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 14-12 upset victory.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheets for a proposed swine production facility about six miles southwest of Clinton in Big Stone County, and for a proposed expansion of another swine project west of Madison. The EAWs on both projects, which describe potential impacts on land use, water quality, and air quality, is open for public review and comment through Aug. 30, 2006. The Lismore Hutterian Brethren Inc.
"Ready, set, mow!" That's when the racers run to their mowers, start the engines, and start mowing down the track. You can see all the "Grassed and the Furious" action at the Stevens County Fair next Saturday, August 12, for a 6:00 p.m. race. The Minnesota Lawn Mower Racing Association (MNLMRA) presents The STA-BIL 10,000 Lakes Mow Down in our own backyard, or fairgrounds, to be exact. The STA-BIL 10,000 Lakes Mow Down will feature grass-kicking action on riding lawn mowers at speeds up to 60 mph with all cutting blades removed. Racers compete for points and bragging rights.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Attorney General Mike Hatch faced off for the first time in the 2006 governor's race Wednesday, leaving no doubt to nearly 700 farmers watching that they agree on few issues. In a 90-minute forum at the annual FarmFest trade show, the pair previewed what Minnesota voters can expect in the fall campaign season.
It's rare that a state auditor could wind up being one of the most recognizable people in state politics. But those days could be coming, whether or not Pat Anderson remains as State Auditor following the Nov. 7 elections. Anderson, elected in 2002, is again running for the position.
Local and state law enforcement officials are investigating a suspected arson fire in Morris Township. An empty house at 20773 461st Ave. sustained damage in a fire reported to the Morris Fire Department and the Stevens County Sheriff's Office at about 5:30 a.m.