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The Center for Rural Policy & Development announced Friday the receipt of a $265,000 grant from the Grand Rapids, Minn.-based Blandin Foundation.
"The Iraq war has also made anti-Americanism respectable again, as it was during the Cold War but had not been since the demise of the Soviet Union." Those words come from Robert Kagan of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, writing in the June 18 issue of the Washington Post. In his article he was at pains to show that anti-Americanism did not begin with President George W. Bush and will not end with him. "Some folks seem to believe that by returning to the policies of Harry Truman, Dean Acheson and John F. Kennedy, America will become popular around the world.
Former University of Minnesota, Morris philosophy instructor Benjamin Goodman will speak this week at the Most Excellent Way meeting at 211 E. 6th St. Goodman will be sharing his testimony of overcoming past addictive behavior. Most Excellent Way is a group of men and women helping each other to stay clean and sober and lead a healthy lifestyle. On Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goodman will be sharing some keys to finding freedom and maintaining it in a "Spiritual Freedom Seminar." The seminar will also be held at 211 E.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
As farmers were getting prepared to head to the fields this spring, the FSA office in Alexandria received its newest employee. Anna Anderson has become the newest member of the Farm Loan Program team that services Douglas, Grant, Stevens, Pope, and Traverse County. While new to the office, she is not new to the agency or the area. Prior to relocating to Alexandria, Anna worked and trained to be an FSA Farm Loan Officer in the Stearns County FSA for about 14 months. She also did a summer internship during college at the East Polk County FSA office located in McIntosh, Minn.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for a swine production facility proposed in southwestern Stevens County. The EAW, which describes potential impacts on land use, water quality and air quality, is open for public review and comment through July 19, 2006. Randy Koehl, managing partner of Moore Lean LLP, plans to build two barns for gestation and farrowing of swine about eight miles south of Chokio near the intersection of County Roads 8 and 15 in Stevens Township.
By Tom Cherveny West Central Tribune BENSON -- If agriculture can provide the solution to America's energy needs by replacing fossil fuels with renewable biomass, Benson will show the way. That's where ground was broken on Friday at the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant to construct one of the state's first biomass gasifiers. It will convert biomass -- anything from wood chips to corn stover -- into a synthetic gas. Called "syngas," it will replace the natural gas that now provides most of the energy used in converting corn to ethanol at the Benson facility. "Innovative'' is how Gov.
By Craig McEwen Forum Communications Lloyd Case, chief operating officer of Forum Communications Co., has been elected company president by the FCC board of directors. The promotion, announced Monday, places the 60-year-old Forum Communications Co.
Cyrus Eilert and Dorraine Beyer visited with their grandchildren Ashley and Tyler Mithun of Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the home of their dad, Carter Mithun, near Starbuck, Tuesday, June 13. Eilert and Dorraine Beyer spent Wednesday evening, June 14 until Friday at the Vernon and Kim Quaal home near Underwood babysitting Morgan, Cole and Shanda. Thursday, June 15, a son was born to Vernon and Kim Quaal at the Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. They named him Holden David. He weighs 8 lbs. 5 oz.
Funeral services for Stefan Chizek were held Monday, June 19 at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Leo's Cemetery. Stefan Jack Chizek died June 15, 2006 in his home surrounded by his family and friends. Stefan died just 12 days short of his 16 birthday after an 8 month battle with Leukemia. Stefan was born June 27, 1990 in Fargo, N.D. He was raised in Casselton, N.D. where he went to school at Central Cass. During his school years he enjoyed football, basketball and baseball as well as many other extracurricular activities.