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By Mark Muller The alarming rise in obesity and other food-related health concerns have become a regular topic in the media. Public health organizations are asking some very good questions do food and agricultural policies contribute to the proliferation of unhealthy foods in our stores and restaurants? And why are corn and soybeans, which provide a large percentage of U.S. sweeteners and oils, so much cheaper than healthier crops like fruits and vegetables? The answer is simple because food companies and the folks in Washington want it that way.
By Donald Kaul When I saw the headline: Bush Takes Steps to Stem Increase in Energy Prices, my heart skipped a beat. I had just come home from a cross-country driving trip that had taken a second mortgage to finance. Finally, I thought, after years of relentlessly pursuing policies that raised energy prices, the president is seeing the light. Actually, as I learned when I read the story, hes not.
ST. PAUL Stadium construction proposals worth $1.2 billion Minnesota Senate won votes Tuesday, but dont plan any tailgating parties at new stadiums just yet. In a mostly partisan debate, senators approved building a University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, then passed a second bill authorizing new a Twins ballpark and Vikings stadium. Each bill passed 34-32; Democrats mostly favored it, with Republicans against. The two sides didnt agree on how the votes affect the future of stadium legislation. They wanted to kill the Twins and I think they did it, Sen.
SHAYNE MICHAEL WIEGMAN was born May 2, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Shawn Wiegman and Charity Winslow of Graceville. Shayne Michael weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Dan and Carol Wiegman of Graceville and Curtis and Paula Barnes of Clear Lake. Great-grandparents are Delbert and Lorraine Wiegman of Graceville and Mary Jean Winslow of South Bend, Ind.
CALEB LEWIS DOGOTCH was born March 26, 2006 at North Side Cherokee Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. to Damon and Sheila Dogotch. Caleb Lewis weighed 9 lbs. 1/2 oz. and was 21 1/2 long. Grandparents are Tom and Colleen Dogotch of Morris and Lewis and Angie Boggess. Great grandparents are Leo and Thelma Dogotch of Hancock and Alice Wulf of Lester, Ia. and Ruth Elvick.
News Notes STEVENS COUNTY FOOD SHELF HOURS: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday. Closed on holidays. Please bring own bags or boxes. LOCATION: 701 Iowa Ave. btf MORRIS LIFE-CARE PREGNANCY CENTER, 10 East 6th Street, Morris. Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., other days and times by appointment. (320) 589-0300 or 1-800-285-0712, call any time. btf STORYTIME AT THE MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY every Thursday at 10:30-11 a.m. and an evening reading on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6:30-7 p.m.
An open house bridal shower in honor of Tera Taffe, bride-to-be of Nate Kleepsie, will be held Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Morris Senior Center. Bring a favorite recipe. Everyone welcome. bw19 There will be an open house bridal shower for Mary Stade, bride-to-be of Jeremy Korn, on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 108 West 8th Street, Morris. bw19 The Sam Smith family reunion will be held Sunday, June 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pomme de Terre Park, Morris. Potluck.
Thank you everyone for the feedback on the column thus far. I appreciate hearing your opinions and suggestions. Some people have asked me for my predictions on the NHL playoffs, so I chose this topic for this weeks column. The first round of the playoffs is already over. In the Western Conference, the top four teams lost, which has never happened before. Detroit, which had the most points during the regular season, lost to the eight seed Edmonton 4-2. Ex-Wild goalie Dwayne Rolosons stellar play in net propelled the Oilers to the upset.
15 years ago April 23, 1991 Sun The train depot in Morris provided the backdrop for the photo of a strike scene. The US Congress moved that same day to put a quick end to a coast-to-coast strike by 235,000 rail workers that threatens the nations fragile economy. A number of local railroad workers were involved in the strike action. Bring on the nationals can again by the rallying cry for MAHS in National Academic Challenge. For the second straight year, MAHS students will be traveling to Houston, Texas, for the pinnacle of the program.
Kindergarten: The kinder kids worked with the sound th this week as in thanks! We are also working on our addition.We are pretty smart! We had a blast delivering May Day baskets to the other grades. We visited the Armory and Sgt. First Class Brent Fuhrman gave us a great tour. We also visited the Dairy Queen because it was Devin Fuhrmans wonderful week. Grade 1: In science we are learning how we can reuse and recycle to protect our worlds resources. We all have needs and wants and in social we are learning what is a need and what is a want.