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Players and coaches from the Alexandria Beetles Northwoods League baseball team held a baseball camp on Friday, June 23 in Morris. Players Jonathan Greene, Preston Land and Brandon Rapoza joined coaches Chandler Rose and Erik Maas and camp director Jarad Wagner worked with 17 youth on basic skills. The camp concluded with an autograph session.
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team won two of three weekend games to even their record at 9-9. The Eagles lost 7-6 to Fergus Falls in extra innings on Saturday, but rebounded to defeat the Minneapolis Angels 4-1 later that day. On Sunday, the Eagles won 8-4 at Rosen, despite delays that caused them to show up just 10 minutes before game time. After starting the season 1-5, the Eagles have won eight of their last 12 games.
By William L. Bainbridge Recent opinions of the United States Supreme Court affecting elementary, secondary and higher education have been greatly impacted by former Chief Justice William H.
By Michael Eshkibok A UND survey using the very strict guidelines of the Institutional Review Board shows that the Fighting Sioux team name and logo has real effects on students. The controversy at UND sparked the study based on the Indian mascot logo issue. Sparked by the controversy at UND, (I) developed a study based on the Mascot Logo issue.
By Tammy Swift I think I have mange. I've decided this after developing a rash that stumped even the doctor. My dog scratches a lot. And, most importantly, I learned from the Internet that the mites for sarcoptic mange can transfer to human skin. Before you develop a sympathy itch, let me provide some background. At different times in my life, I have believed I had: Diphtheria. Rat-bite fever. Elephantitis of the thighs. As you've probably guessed, I am a hypochondriac. And the Web is a mighty dangerous tool in a hypochondriac's hands.
While the University of Minnesota, Morris is welcoming a new chancellor, folks at the West Central Research and Outreach Center are preparing to say goodbye to their leader. Greg Cuomo has accepted a dual appointment as Operations Director of the University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education (UMore) Park and Director of the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. Cuomo's new assignment begins Oct. 15. Cuomo has led the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris for six years. He came to WCROC in 1996 from Louisana State University.
Margaret Kuchenreuther felt it was time to return her shoreline on Lake Crystal to something as close as possible to its native state. And she found a program through which the State of Minnesota will pay the lion's share of the cost to do so. Kuchenreuther and more than a dozen volunteers spent Thursday and Friday planting about 50 varieties of shrubs and other plant life native to Minnesota in and near the 100-foot shoreline. Through the Department of Natural Resources' Shoreline Habitat Restoration Grant Program, the DNR is paying about 75 percent of the cost. "It's a way to do my littl
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune If you'd like to see your name on the November ballot for a Stevens County or Morris Area School District office, you'll need to visit the auditor's office or the school district office next month. The filing period for several county and school board positions opens July 5 and runs through July 18. Filings for City of Morris elected positions is Aug. 29 to Sept. 12. Candidates can file for two seats on the Stevens County board of commissioners.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing a new program to alleviate tailgating that uses so-called "distance dots." The program is being tested on a short stretch of highway in Wright County, near Buffalo. MnDOT has painted large dots on the roadway and signs tell motorists that they should see two dots between themselves and the vehicle ahead or they're snuggling up a little to closely to the back bumper to brake safely. If the year-long program proves effective in reducing crashes, it will be used in other areas, MnDOT says. The program recalls the driver education dictum of
The New Wine group from Morris toured the Mississippi Gulf coast and viewed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, June 22. The group made a stop at Long Beach, Miss., and took an hour-long ferry ride to Ship Island and spent some time relaxing on the beach. They'll need the respite. The youths will be forming work groups in the next few day and helping to "muck" houses damaged by the storm and also will perform other volunteer work in the area.