CAPITOL CHATTER Conservationsists watching lawmakers
Conservation and environmental advocates are watching Minnesota lawmakers to make sure they properly spend tax money that is dedicated to the outdoors.
Proponents of the voter-approved constitutional... Posted on 4/9/09 at 9:50 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has joined a notable list of women’s foundations from across the country and the Walmart Foundation to launch A Partnership for Women’s Prosperity, a platform to share best practices and find replicable solutions to systemic problems facing economically vulnerable women and girls in communities nationwide.
WORTHINGTON — The Friends of the Auditorium, Southwest Arts and Humanities Council and the Nobles County Library are partnering to offer discounted tickets to performances of Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” Aug. 4,10, and 11 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium.
Joint powers’ request for legacy funds advances to Worthington City Council
WORTHINGTON — Members of the Okabena-Ocheda-Bella Clean Water Partnership joint powers board voted Tuesday to request $2 million in legacy funds be dedicated to Lake Okabena and clean water projects in the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District. The legacy funds are from the city’s 2008 sale of Worthington Regional Hospital, of which more than $10 million has yet to be earmarked for specific projects.
CURRIE — In 1862, settlers fleeing for their lives were killed by Dakota warriors in a grassy field that came to be known as “Slaughter Slough.” On Friday, men and women, including descendants of the settlers, the Dakota and the Lakota, will gather at the slough to dedicate an informational kiosk that tells the story of the conflict that took place.
The 2008 Tax Bill, as enacted by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, set property tax levy limits for Minnesota counties and cities. The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) has opposed levy limits as long as I can remember.
Paul Wilson, Olmsted County Commissioner
, June 11, 2008
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