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Things are looking up on the Range

Over 2,000 workers on the Minnesota Iron Range have been idled over the past year as mines have wrestled with a market downturn.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Cliffs Natural Resources will reopen its taconite plants in Silver Bay, recalling 540 workers that it laid off.
Cliffs officials say that the demand for domestic ore is picking up as new trade tariffs imposed by Congress and the Obama administration have slowed imports of underpriced steel.

Canadians’ perspective on U.S. politics

Canada is our largest trading partner, it shares the longest border with us, yet Americans literally ignore our large neighbor to the north. We simply take it for granted. But what happens in the States impacts Canada almost as much. So Canadians have opinions about the current free-for-all called American political campaigning.
I decided to see what they think about our political process. Here’s a sample from my Canadian friends and relatives:

Is Donald the Almighty’s trump card?

Donald Trump could be the best person for Jesus Christ to use to make America great again.
It may be because Donald is the only candidate that J.C. and His Father could make a deal with! God is looking for people who are willing to listen to His Son and His Holy Spirit. Ask yourself:

GSL project to be bid in 3 packages

Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Business Manager Michelle Sander gave the School Board an update on the bid packages for the upcoming construction project at the board’s regular meeting Monday night.
The project has three bid packages. The first includes precast walls for the gym and footings to get the project started. The second is plumbing, electrical and the main construction needs. The third bid package is an equipment bid.

Townships host annual meetings

Township annual meetings were held throughout Minnesota on Tuesday, March 8. In some townships, annual elections for a supervisor and a clerk also were held. Other townships schedule their elections with the fall general election. Following is a round-up of the annual meetings and elections:

County DFLers choose officers, hear candidate

McLeod County DFL’ers gathered Sunday afternoon in Hutchinson for their annual convention, hearing from Minnesota Senate candidate Amy Wilde, as well as considering resolutions and appointing delegates to future events.
Wilde, a former Meeker County Commissioner, is vying for the Minnesota Senate District 18 seat currently held by Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson.
Although she has not been a state official, Wilde said she has been on the “front line” of state issues because of her position on the county board.

GSL choir concert set Monday, March 21

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) choirs will perform Monday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium.
The concert begins with the seventh- and eighth-grade choirs. They will perform songs from many different genres and styles.
Everyone is invited to stay after the junior high choirs to hear the SA Singers and the Concert Choir; however, due to space limitations, if people feel they need to leave after the first two choirs have finished, there will be a slight break.

Newman is ranking Republican on transportation committee

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, state Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, began serving as the ranking Republican member on the Transportation and Public Safety Committee.

Jazz concert to feature acclaimed drummer

On Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) will host the Jazz Ensemble from Southwest Minnesota State University and guest artist Mike Clark, an acclaimed drummer. The concert also will feature GSL Jazz I.
There is no admission charge for the concert, which will be held in the high school auditorium.

Irish for a day