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The Minnesota Legislative Water Commission is announcing legislative recommendations for the 2019 session. At the release of the recommendations, Commission Co-Chairs issued the following statements:  Representative Paul Torkelson stated that “Minnesota’s economic strength flows from our water....
Have you ever had the eerie feeling that someone is watching you or that someone is following you?   Unfortunately, this happens more often than we think and it happens in many ways that often are not looked upon as threatening, such as unwanted gifts, cards and flowers sent to one’s home or work,...
Christmas lights up Pine Grove Park I’s like to send out a big thank-you to Rob and Trish Jasmer, and anyone else who helped to make the “drive through” Pine Grove Park so beautiful. The lights were perfect. It provided ohhs and ahhs from our car load all the way through. Thanks for the work. It...
According to a 2017 report from the Center for American Progress, 26% of Minnesotans live in a child care desert.  Data from the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows that challenges in Greater Minnesota are distinct from those in the metro area. They identified a loss of 22,714 family...
Following President Donald Trump’s signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson released the following statement: “I am happy to see President Trump sign the farm bill into law today, especially considering the challenges our farmers...
Congress released its compromise farm bill Dec. 10, securing several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure long-term funding for working lands conservation, according to Center for Rural Affairs Policy...
Fifty years ago today, Apollo 8, the second manned spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space mission, lifted off from Cape Canaveral. Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon and return safely.  In this article, Dr. Glenn Marsch recounts this historic mission and...
This is just a fun tongue-in-cheek look at inflation. If the Fed needs any more data before deciding whether to hike rates, they may want to consult this list. The 2018 cost of “The 12 Days of Christmas” gifts compared to last year: • One partridge in a pear tree $220.13 (+0.1%) • Two turtle doves...

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