Archive | May 21, 2013

Eight-year-old Jasmine Brunschon of Chisago City has been selected as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota pageant to be held June 2 in Bloomington. Jasmine enjoys gymnastics, dance, swimming and comedy, and she is an aspiring artist.

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Weary lawmakers quit the State Capitol shortly after midnight on Monday (May 20) after setting a two-year, $38 billion state budget. “I think it worked extraordinarily well for Minnesota,” Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said of DFL control of state government. Final pieces of the five-month session slipped into place [...]

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Jerry Vitalis Chisago County Master Gardener Fungi growing directly on a live tree tell the tale of heart rot within. Heart rot can cause decay in both heartwood and sapwood. Sapwood is living cells that move the sap through the tree, store extra energy, close off wounds, and actively fight invading microorganisms.  In all trees, sapwood [...]

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DeAnn Devine is the Minnesota Reading Corps tutor in Scandia. Through a program funded by the federal AmeriCorps program, she spends 20 minutes per day, one-on-one, with each child who qualifies. Three times a year, students in kindergarten through third grade are tested to see if they need tutoring. Each grade has a benchmark score, [...]

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