Political Tidbits by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers Political Editor As we look at the makeup of the new Minnesota Legislature, we see the gender representation almost equal in the House and the Senate. Of the 134 members of the House of Representatives, 90 (67 percent) are men and 44 (33 percent) are women. Of the [...]
by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers Political Editor It appears there will be no requests for additional state funding for Camp Ripley during the 2013 session of the Minnesota Legislature, says Col. Scott St. Sauver, commander of the 53,000-acre regional training facility for military, federal, state, local and civilian communities. Camp Ripley is located six miles [...]
Five school district buildings were subjected to scrutiny Saturday, Dec. 1, when the District 831 facilities task force conducted Day 2 of its investigation into buildings and grounds. The purpose of the 59-member task force is to recommend repairs and improvements to the school board. The data-gathering process includes three Saturdays spent visiting schools, athletic [...]
Hill-Murray Theatre will present “White Christmas” from Dec. 6 to 16. Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas, the Musical” tells of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont inn — and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the [...]
The Scandia Elementary Peace Team sponsored a collection drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy. By bringing in their loose change during the week of Nov. 26, they were able to donate $222.77 to Convoy of Hope to buy supplies.
North Lakes Academy sixth-grader Cade Sigfrinius helped bag food donations for the Family Pathways Forest Lake Food Shelf. Each week students brought in items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal—everything except the turkey—and put them in reusable bags donated by local businesses. The students donated 670 pounds of food plus $350.