THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES What to do with a HB: The Okoboji Bridge
In connection with my last article on Thacher truss bridges, we are going to have a look at this bridge, the Okoboji Bridge. Located four miles west of Fostoria over the Little Sioux River on 180th ... Posted on 4/16/13 at 2:05 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Finding polling places a click away
Secretary of State Mark Ritchies Web site can help Minnesotans find their polling places during off-year elections Tuesday.
School district elections like this year often have different polling place... Posted on 11/7/11 at 9:04 PM
REPRINT 2011: Items of Historical Interest
Here are a few little snippets of historical things I've come across in the past month or so. (Many are from BoingBoing.net.)
How the Oregon Trail came to be in 1971. No, not the real-life one, the a... Posted on 3/26/11 at 11:00 AM
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward early in their 2012 legislative session, hoping they do not need to revisit divisive budget decisions made last year while plugging a $5 billion deficit.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Kirby Baumgard, Staff Engineer in the Aftertreatment Technology Group for John Deere Power Systems, has been named a winner of the SAE International 2011 Forest R. McFarland Award.
Baumgard, a 1977 graduate of Round Lake High School, has worked for John Deere since 1995.
Final decision on child’s name wasn’t made until after
she was born
WORTHINGTON — Khloe Delphine Markus missed her due date — and having the cool birthdate of 1-1-11— but she still managed to be the first baby to be born in 2011 at Sanford Medical Center Worthington.
County remains in hiring freeze at least through end of year
WORTHINGTON — With continued concerns about the 2011 budget, Nobles County Commissioners took no action Tuesday morning on a request by Sheriff Kent Wilkening to replace a deputy sheriff’s position within the department.
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