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The 2006 session of the Minnesota legislature could serve as an example of what happens when you work together for the common good. That assessment from three state representatives who participated in a legislative panel organized as part of the Symposium on Small Towns. The overall theme for the Symposium was "Working Better Together for the Common Good." Representative Laura Brod, a Republican from New Prague, noted that this most recent session has been billed as the most productive in years.
The Elementary League softball season opened with a flurry of runs in the first three nights. Here are recaps of the season-opening games: June 1 Recap For the second time in three nights a game ended in a tie. Ag Country took a three-run lead into the bottom of the sixth, but allowed Bank of the West to score three runsbring in three runners to score. The game ended tied 18-18. On the north field Engebretson finally got in the win column with a 10-5 victory over Thompson.
When you think of campus and community involvement many different things come to mind. Service learning projects between students and community members or faculty research projects about the community are some of the traditional ways that partnerships are formed. But an expert at the 2006 Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit on Tuesday encouraged these groups to work together and think outside the box on their partnerships. John Hamerlinck, a member of Minnesota Campus Compact, introduced the idea of institutional civic engagement as a tool for strengthening these relationships.
During a practice Wednesday at Chizek Field, Morris Area baseball coach Lyle Rambow worked with Craig Knochenmus on a drill designed to help the lanky lefty hit to the opposite field. So much for the best laid plans. Knochenmus pulled a three-run homer to right field to put the Tigers up in the Section 6AA title game against St. Cloud Cathedral, then finished off his complete game victory on the mound. The 7-3 win at Dick Putz Field in St.
10 Years Ago June 6, 1996 Tribune It's becoming a common occurrence: Stevens County applying for disaster aid. The request comes about due to the damage caused by the May 17 storm that ripped through the central part of the county from south of Chokio to north of Donnelly. About 100 homes suffered damages and a number of farm buildings were damaged or destroyed. On June 9th, retired Bishop Sylvester W. Treinen of Boise, Idaho, will return to the parish of his youth, St. Theresia's Church of Donnelly, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.
All is not rosy in rural America, but conditions in the heartland also arent as dire as a great number of people might believe. Ben Winchester of the University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns, and Randy Cantrell, of the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative opened the third-annual Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit with that general conclusion Tuesday. The two-day symposium concludes today at UMM. Cantrell has extensively studied rural trends in Nebraska, and while its true population growth tends to center around urban areas and Interstate 80, the statistics many r
By Don Davis Forum Communications MINNEAPOLIS Republican Party activists left Minneapolis fired up for the Nov. 7 election. It is exciting to hear from who we have running for office, first-time convention delegate Kenneth Cobb of Bemidji said as time ran out on the three-day event. The 28-year-old echoed party leaders who spoke from the stage: We believe we have the right message. Gov. Tim Pawlenty reminded mostly conservative delegates Friday that Minnesota has a liberal tradition.
The summer community festival season is set to begin and the folks of Cyrus invite you to join them for Cyrus Days on June 9, 10 and 11. The three-day celebration begins Friday with city-wide garage sales from 3 to 7 p.m. Signs will be posted throughout town to direct you to the sales. After an afternoon of bargain hunting, you can enjoy refreshments and a family dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Dahl Street, between the Lariat and Hometown Community Bank. Admission is free with a donation to the Food Shelf. At dusk, there will be a fireworks display.
Learning Unlimited has planned an event to honor Flag Day on June 14 with band and vocal music, speeches and food. The family-style event will kick off at 6 p.m. at East Side Park with a performance by the Morris Area High School Drum line.
Brother Michael Peterson, O.S.B., son of Phyllis Peterson of Morris and the late Jack Peterson, was ordained a transitional deacon at St. Josephs Cathedral in Sioux Falls, S.D., on June 1. Brother Michael is a member of Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, S.D. He professed vows as a Benedictine monk in 1998. His studies for the priesthood were completed at St. Johns Abbey, Collegeville, where he earned a double masters degree in Monastic Studies and Divinity. In the fall of this year, he will be ordained to the priesthood at Blue Cloud Abbey.