Archive | January 24, 2012

To the Editor: The Republican Party is out of touch with average Americans. Rep. Mike LeMieur and Sen. Paul Gazelka continue to defend their votes, but let’s compare those votes with what average Americans want. You decide. Average Americans don’t want their property taxes increasing when their valuation goes down. Republicans who voted for that, […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Senior Andy Poster, junior Cory Wensmann and sophomore Mitch Lange took first place in their weight classes to lead the Royalton-Upsala wrestling team to  fourth place out of 10 teams at the Elk River Invite, Saturday. Sophomore Matt Neu placed second, freshman Brady Moulzolf earned third and freshman Kyle […]

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Guest speakers from three Midwest universities are among speakers scheduled at the Feb. 8 – 9 Minnesota High Tunnel Conference in Baxter. High tunnels, or hoophouses, are unheated greenhouses that can help market gardeners extend their growing season so that they can improve the profitability of their farms. Mary Gardiner of Ohio State, Russ Groves […]

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Following a month-long residency at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Acting Company will make Central Lakes College the first stop of its 2012 tour to perform Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. “Julius Caesar” is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The Little Falls girls basketball team dropped a narrow non-conference match-up, Saturday, falling 60-54 at Detroit Lakes. Senior Whitney Weisz scored 17 points and hauled in eight rebounds and senior Annie Ploof recorded 10 points and four assists to lead Little Falls. Junior Jamie Jenks followed with nine points, […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Sophomore Rachelle LeBlanc led the Little Falls gymnastics team to an easy home win Friday, as Little Falls outdistanced Benson and Princeton. LeBlanc placed first in the all-around with a score of 37.075 by winning all four events, including a career-high score of 9.55 on beam. Senior Staci Stein […]

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 By Mike Liepold, University of Minnesota Extension  How many people does it take to run your small town? How many people are available to fill that need? Starting with these simple questions, University of Minnesota Extension conducted a study in 2010 that revealed two significant trends in rural Minnesota leadership: 1) The number of community organizations, and […]

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Plans are under way for the Mid-Winter Meltdown Carnival in Upsala Sunday, Feb. 12. It will be held from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the commons area at the Upsala Area High School. An auction begins at 3:30 p.m., with the raffle drawing to follow. One of the highlights of this year’s Meltdown will […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The 10th-ranked Pierz wrestling team improved its record to 17-3 with a dominating sweep of its home quad, Friday. The Pioneers won all but eight individual matches in dual wins over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale (64-9), Crosby-Ironton (62-5) and Paynesville Area (40-16). Winning all three of their matches for Pierz were seniors […]

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