CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Minnesotans could vote in June
Minnesotans could cast primary election ballots in June two years from now after just two years of August voting.
Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, switched her vote as voting ended Wednesday to give ... Posted on 4/5/12 at 1:49 AM
Chapter wraps up FFA Week with $7,850 in donations
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA Chapter capped-off its National FFA Week festivities by giving something back to the communities that have supported it over the years.
$26M available to establish easements in flood prone areas
WORTHINGTON — The federal Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and the state’s Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) program are partnering once again, this time to fund up to $26 million in conservation easements for marginal land in southern Minnesota.
WORTHINGTON — Every homeowner knows that along with the joys of ownership come expenses — expected and unexpected. The Historic Dayton House — the fully restored 1890s home that was once the residence of George Dayton, founder of the Dayton and Target retail store empire — is no exception.
As a facility that is used by the public for gatherings, lodging and tours, the Dayton House not only encounters the normal costs incurred by any functioning residence, but also must keep its facilities guest-ready all the time and be prepared for any unexpected expenses.
Cost-share available to repair, install erosion control practices
WORTHINGTON — Farmers in 29 Minnesota counties, including those in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota, are now eligible for up to 100 percent cost-share to repair or install existing erosion control practices due to late-September flooding.
Candidates scramble to get every vote possible
ST. PAUL — A governor’s campaign argues a poll it lost is inaccurate, state auditor candidates squabble about being a bully and famed humorist Garrison Keillor tells Democrats his congressional candidate is more honest than her opponent.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home.
LUVERNE — The eighth annual Remember Rally is just around the corner and, for the second time since Sept. 11, 2001, the motorcycle run and fundraiser will be on the actual anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota veterans took aim at legislators and media accounts critical of the governor’s office using veterans’ funds to pay a staff member, and during a Thursday committee hearing senators apologized to veterans.
WORTHINGTON — Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties was awarded $9,020 in federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
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