Archive | May 25, 2012

They may be confusing, but more reasonable – and maybe even helpful Potentially misleading, probably more reasonable and hopefully, helpful. That’s how families may view a new system of accountability that was just released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). 1. Confusing — Why won’t you find some of Minnesota’s highest performing schools in [...]

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If I had been asked to make a commencement speech to the Class of 2012, here’s what I’d have said: One of my favorite movies is “The Shawshank Redemption,” a tale of undying hope and redemption. Set in a Maine prison, a lifer, Ellis “Red” Redding, played by Morgan Freeman, comes up for his third [...]

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From the standpoint of suburban and outstate communities, the 2012 Legislative session on major issues was disappointing. Even the Vikings stadium plan approval, the centerpiece of the session, ignored a good suburban location in Arden Hills and an opportunity for major economic development in the northern region. Little was done to provide tax relief for [...]

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  Dairy Cattle & Equipment Auction • 10:30 a.m. Little Falls Area 2-1/2 miles E of Little Falls on Hwy 27 to #17717 Mid-American Auction Co. www.midamericanauctioninc.com

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  Dairy Cattle & Farm Machinery Auction • 10:30 a.m. Staples Area 1 mile S of Staples on Hwy 210 to Church of Christ then 1.5 miles W on 490th St to #25826 Mid-American Auction Co. www.midamericanauctioninc.com

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  Farm Equipment Auction • 12:30 p.m. Verndale Area Located 1-3/4 miles N of Verndale on CR 23 to #13725 Mid-American Auction Co. www.midamericanauctioninc.com

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  Auction • 1:00 p.m. Little Falls Area From St. Cloud Hwy 10 W to CR 34, right to 170th St, turn left onto gravel road, N 1-1/2 miles on right #10292 Donald Henry Auction Service www.donhenryauctions.com

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  Amish Estate Auction • 10:30 a.m. Long Prairie Area 1 mile S of Long Prairie on Hwy 71 then 6-3/4 miles W on CR 10 to #16806 Mid-American Auction Co. www.midamericanauctioninc.com

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GREEN APPLE CHICKEN SALAD   1/3 c. mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard Salt, pepper if desired 2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced (a generous 2 c.) 2 small celery stalks, cut into small pieces 1/2 red onion, cut into very small pieces 1/2 green apple, cored, cut into medium pieces 1/3 [...]

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