Archive | March 19, 2013

by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor Gov. Mark Dayton will present a bonding bill proposal in the $750 million range and will announce its contents in two weeks. Dayton told the ECM Editorial Board last week that he is focusing on economic development projects that include   projects for Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud. The governor […]

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The Randall Fire Department responded Tuesday morning to a report of a chimney fire at the Jason and Kimberly Brady home in Enchanted Lakes. The fire trucks went out at about 1:20 a.m. but could not get near the home due to unplowed roads. The fire fighters had to hike approximately 200 yards to the […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor Despite what the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) calls a low walleye population, department fisheries experts report the outlook for summer fishing should result in good walleye opportunities. Dirk Peterson, DNR fisheries section chief, said efforts are also being made to expand opportunities for good fishing of northern pike and […]

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Mae C. Nagel, 88 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, died Sunday, March 17 at St. Otto’s CareCenter in Little Falls, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN at 11:30 A.M. with Father Nicholas Landsberger officiating.  Burial will be held in the parish cemetery.  […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor Minnesota’s largest private employer, the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, has been flexing its muscles at the State Capitol this session, with hopes of passing one-of-a-kind legislation that will help the medical institution achieve a $6 billion project to expand itself and also grow the city of Rochester. A few […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com North Iowa swept the first two games of the North American Tier III Hockey League playoffs against the Minnesota Flying Aces, Friday – Saturday, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. The host Bulls came away with a 3-1 win in the opening contest, fending off the Aces […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Sen. Branden Petersen sat against a flat-white office wall last Friday, March 15, talking about a big decision. “If you want to blame me for forcing this confrontation, you can. But I think the confrontation was inevitable,” Petersen said of Republicans and same-sex marriage. Newly elected to the Senate, […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor With the Minnesota health insurance exchange passing the Senate and now on its way to the governor’s desk to become law, the Senate can focus on its second top priority, all-day kindergarten. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, told the ECM Editorial Board on Friday that the Senate will […]

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