Morris Sun Tribune Staff
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ST. PAUL Its better a little late than never for the Minnesota Legislature. After a 2005 session that stretched two months too long, and resulted in a partial government shutdown, lawmakers headed home for the year Sunday night when they finished an unexpected brief final meeting and heard speeches from retiring members. The concluding meeting was the first time the Senate has met on a Sunday and only the second time for the House. Leaders had planned to end work by 7 a.m. Sunday, which state law considers the end of the legislative Saturday.
Albert Ernest Svor, age 93, of Benson, passed away on Sunday afternoon at Homestead Place North in Benson. Funeral services for Albert Svor were held on Thursday, May 18, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. The Reverend Pari Bailey officiated. Burial was in St. Pauli Lutheran Cemetery in Camp Lake Township, Swift County. The Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson was in charge of arrangements. Albert Ernest Svor was born on August 13, 1912, in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, the son of Ole A. and Bertha Christine (Lyslo) Svor.
Bruce Bailey Burnes, age 73, of Red Wing, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, after a three-year struggle with multiple myeloma. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, with interment in Glen Haven Cemetery, Crystal, Minnesota. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Bruce was born in Red Wing and graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. He earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St.
For almost 20 years, the University of Minnesota, Morris had been hatching plans for a new place to play football. Morris Area football teams had spent decades busing from the high school to Coombe Field and preparing for games in dank locker rooms at the old elementary school.
Stevens County residents will obviously see tax increases should commissioners approve jail construction and renovation projects at the courthouse. But how much the increases would be, and if county taxpayers would get a chance to vote on them, still is to be decided. And it could get complicated. The county commissioners met Tuesday with Carolyn Drude, of the financial consulting firm Ehlers & Associates, to discuss various financial options and the tax impact of new law enforcement facilities. The county is considering an $8.86 million project that would include a 40-bed jail and new fac
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will give the Opening Convocation for UMM's 2006 First Year Seminar on Sept. 5. Gov. Blanco was originally scheduled to present the convocation for the 2005 First Year Seminar. However, due to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, her visit to UMM was postponed. Gov. Blanco is the mother of Morris resident Pilar Eble, and mother-in-law of Michael Eble, assistant professor of studio art and curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at UMM. On Jan.
The second inning was big for the MAHS Tigers in game 1 of their Monday doubleheader against the ACGC Falcons. Monday was day 1 of back-to-back doubleheaders for the MAHS girls, giving fans abundant opportunity to appreciate the diamond action. Tiger fans greatly enjoyed what they saw in the second inning of Mondays game 1.
Several Morris Area High track and field athletes made the all-conference circle with their performances Thursday at Montevideo. Sprinter Jimmi Lembcke ran the 100 meters in an 11.69 time to place first and garner all-conference. The All-WCC-South distinction was also captured by the 4x800m relay team composed of Justin Lund, Nathan Lund, Brian Wall and Aaron Lund.
By Nathaniel Hart Once, while hiking in northern Minnesota, lost in thought and paying little attention to the trail, I suddenly sensed that I was not alone. I looked sharply ahead and spied a large black bear lumbering down the path toward me, completely unaware of my presence. A black bear in the wild is a marvelous sight. The forest is his home and he fears nothing in it. He moves in luxurious ease, careless of anything that might seem to be in his way, his manner so unlike the nervous twitching or intense watchfulness of a rabbit or deer.
By Ted Kooser Contrary to the glamorized accounts we often read about the lives of single women, Amy Fleury, a native of Kansas, presents us with a realistic, affirmative picture. Her poem playfully presents her life as serendipitous, yet she doesn't shy away from acknowledging loneliness. At Twenty-Eight It seems I get by on more luck than sense, not the kind brought on by knuckle to wood, breath on dice, or pennies found in the mud. I shimmy and slip by on pure fool chance.