Archive | March, 2013

Ninety eight members of the PHS Choirs arrived Tuesday morning in New York City for the first day of their tour.  Students had the opportunity to get their bearings upon arrival via a boat cruise on the Hudson River (pictured) past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty.  The day also included a group meal in Chinatown, [...]

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Michelle Bachmann is bad for the 6th District. Bachmann made deliberate misstatements at the CPAC convention and followed that up with claiming on the house floor that Obamacare demands 100 percent control over health care and it will kill women and children. We can do better. Let’s elect a representative who will not be an [...]

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Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed to invest $40 million to expand participation in all-day kindergarten. The funding would be available to schools that offer optional all-day kindergarten free to all students in that district who want to participate. The funding is intended to cover 70 percent of the state funding formula for a full day [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Lawmakers departed from the Capitol last week for holiday break, with the legislative session resuming on April 2. Legislative leaders had a few things to say on Friday, March 22, before leaving. A vote on same-sex marriage legislation is unlikely for April, House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-St. Paul, indicated. [...]

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As residents entered the Baldwin Township maintenance building for the annual meeting, an election judge verified residency and gave only those people with voting credentials a pink slip of paper. When votes on township issues occurred, residents were asked to simply raise the pink slip. This ensured the integrity of the results because only the [...]

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The board approved a request from the Mille Lacs County Historical Society (MLCHS) to be the fiscal agent  to reapply for a legacy grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to replace the roof of the century-old former depot in Princeton. The MLCHS was previously denied the grant, but the state Historical Society suggested it would [...]

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