Archive | December, 2012

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Sen. Ann Rest will be at center of the tax reform debate at the State Capitol. The New Hope Democrat is chairing the Senate Tax Reform Committee this coming legislative session. The assignment is timely, as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders cite tax reform as an important […]

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This legislative session will be study in bulldozer politics. Within the bounds of the state constitution, Democrats can accomplish virtually anything they want.

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Area legislators were talking about politics and the new legislative session that begins on Jan. 8. “We’ll pick the pieces up and go on,” said Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, of the aftermath of the election in which Republicans lost control of the statehouse. Dettmer argues against state tax […]

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Russell Duane French, 74, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at his home in Princeton. Russell Duane French was born on October 15, 1938 in Bloomington, MN, the son of Archie and Lillian (Clemmer) French. Russell grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1957. On June 21st, […]

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Members of the Becker-Big Lake hockey team, which practices and plays at the Princeton Ice Arena, are carrying mops instead of hockey sticks today. A B-BL player came to the arena today for practice and body-checked a water pipe. The pipe broke, flooding the hallway area of the new arena in front of the locker […]

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ELK RIVER — A Fridley man was killed Thursday morning during a 3 vehicle collision on County Road 15 in Big Lake Township. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, the accident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. near the intersection of 211th Avenue and County 15. Ronald Talbot, 48, of Fridley was pronounced dead at […]

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The Princeton boys hockey team notched a 3-0 win over River Lakes Thursday, Dec. 27 in a semifinal game of the River Lakes Tournament in Paynesville. The win put the boys into tonight’s finals against Sartell. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. at the Koronis Ice Arena in Paynesville.  After a scoreless first period, Dan Voce put the Tigers […]

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