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Jacqueline Johnson on Wednesday was named University of Minnesota, Morris chancellor, according to a release from University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks. Johnson is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Buena Vista University, in Storm Lake, Ia. Johnson will assume the chancellor's job Aug. 1 pending approval of the U of M Board of Regents at its May 12 meeting. Johnson succeeds Sam Schuman, who is retiring after the 2005-2006 school year. She becomes the fifth chancellor in UMM's 46-year history. Johnson was among four finalists for the position.
Swan Lake On Tuesday evening, May 2, large hail fell at my home. It damaged the roof of my house as well as plants around the house. Hail balls bounced off everywhere and sounded like a tornado. Mr. and Mrs.
An open house bridal shower in honor of Tera Taffe, bride-to-be of Nate Kleespie, 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 Shannon Snowberg on Saturday, May 13 from 3-5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Shannon is the daughter of Jim and Judy Snowberg. Everyone is welcome. w19 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.
News Notes MORRIS NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors) and MAC (Mothers and Children) Distribution will be held the first Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Morris Senior Center, 603 Oregon Ave., Morris. If you have questions, call (320) 589-3142. wtf ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Fri. at 8 p.m., Wed. at 7:30 p.m., and Sat. at 9 a.m., at 7 East 1st St., Morris. For information, call (320) 585-5368. wtf THE STEVENS COUNTY LOCAL ADVISORY Council for Mental Health meets the second Thursday of every month from 3-4:30 p.m.
10 years ago May 9, 1996 Tribune The East 7th Street project is a "go" again. At last Monday's meeting of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners, the Board voted to call for bids for reconstructing the deteriorating street that runs past Eagles Park to where it meets the Highway 59 bypass north of town. Bids for the reconstruction of Chokio's main street will also be opened at the same meeting to be held June 3. The DFL 1996 Senate District 13 endorsing convention will be held May 13 at Appleton.
LANE DENNIS WULF was born May 2, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Kurtis and Savannah Wulf of Hancock. Lane Dennis weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 1/2" long. Grandparents are Dennis and Judy Wulf of Hancock and Tim and Gwen Gramm from Hancock.
VINCENT ROMAN DEVITA was born May 5, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Nicole and Jason DeVita of Chokio. Vincent Roman weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20" long. Grandparents are Joe and Karen DeVita from Chokio and Roxy Repp of Glenwood. Great grandparents are Irene Jenson, Joe DeVita, Leroy Mueller and Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schmidt.
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.