SLAYTON -- Ralph Knapp, president of the Murray County Economic Development Authority (EDA), presented an action plan for economic development for 2006-2007 to the Murray County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, along with EDA Director Heidi Winter. The action plan has four focus areas: business and industry development, tourism, community development and EDA board/director. In business and industry development, the EDA's objectives include involving Fulda and Murray County Central students in new venture development. "About 70 percent of new growth comes from within in smaller communities,
WINDOM -- The Economic Development Authority Director for the City of Windom has been charged with 23 felonies after an audit turned up the possibility of misuse of public funds. James Scott King, 65, of Windom, was charged Friday in Cottonwood County District Court with 23 counts of theft by swindle following an investigation by the Cottonwood County Sheriff's Office. According to Cottonwood County Attorney Doug Storey, the investigation is continuing, and the criminal complaint against King will probably be amended to include additional charges. "It is very time-consuming to get people in
WORTHINGTON -- For those who travel to Mexico for a warm winter vacation or to Canada for a fishing trip, the usual documents needed to re-enter the United States are a birth certificate and a driver's license. But by next year, coming and going from the U.S. won't be quite so easy -- a passport may be required. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will require all travelers, including U.S.