Archive | June 19, 2013

Whether it is a cold and wet spring, punishing drought or foreign countries unexpectedly shutting their markets to American products, Minnesota farmers and ranchers must contend with a range of unpredictable variables that can threaten their livelihood. The U.S. Congress should not be one of them. Unlike Mother Nature’s forces that brought us the poor [...]

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I am always thankful when readers suggest topics. Ken, a reader in Hugo, asked that I write about Minnesota’s “special registration plates” which are sometimes referred to by the more colorful moniker of “whiskey plates.” Have you ever seen these? They are a plainer-looking license plate that starts with the letter W. It is that [...]

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Motorists traveling on Minnesota 36 and Minnesota 95 will experience traffic delays beginning today and crews continue work on the Minnesota approach to the new St. Croix Crossing bridge, project officials announced. Crews also are expected to begin working on bridge pier foundations close to the Wisconsin side of the river, resulting in a narrow [...]

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  The Lake Elmo VFW baseball team is off to a 5-0 start in Fourth District League play and stands 8-5 overall a few weeks into the summer season. Post #5725 opened the season with a 1-3 showing at the Stillwater/Lake Elmo Tournament to start the season and more recently posted a 2-2 record in [...]

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Richard J. “Dick” Carlson, Sr., of Woodbury and Bayport, born in South Stillwater, July 3, 1920, passed away June 15, 2013, just short of his 93rd birthday. Dick graduated from Stillwater High School in 1939. He is preceded in passing by wife of 64 years, Edna, and parents, Harold and Hazel Carlson. He is survived [...]

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ST. PAUL — Marjorie June “Marj” (Willson) Brassard, died peacefully and gently on June 15, 2013 — the day before her 94th birthday — at Alton Memory Care in St. Paul where she lived with her husband of 72 years, John L. (Jack) Brassard, who survives her. Marj met Jack when she flashed by him [...]

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