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Archive - Dec 13, 2017


Wurm wins No. 100

Panthers knock off top-ranked Tigers

Breakfast with Santa in Plato

Helen Baker School surplus furniture on its way to Haiti

Buildings come tumbling down

Santa Claus visits Glencoe

Helen Baker School surplus furniture on its way to Haiti

Band students and parents from Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) schools and members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe gathered at the former Helen Baker Elementary School on Saturday to help load surplus furniture into a semi that will be sent to Haiti by Orphan Grain Train, a nonprofit organization located in Norfolk, Nebraska, in partnership with Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, USA.

Brownton keeps levy level; one attends taxation hearing

The Brownton City Council voted to not increase its levy for 2018, but one person still came to its truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, to ask about his property tax statement.
Jesse Spaude said the property taxes assessed against his home keep going up each year.
City Clerk Ella Kruse said that while the city kept its 2018 levy at the same level as 2017, the assessed values of property in Brownton rose significantly. The amount of taxes applied to a property is based on its valuation.

Senators were wrong to call for resignation

As of last Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, said he was not sure if he would resign amidst allegations of sexual harassment. As an initial allegation sparked more complaints, many of Franken’s colleagues and fellow party members called for him to resign.
A handful of women came forward with allegations, the most damning of which was supported by a photograph of Franken’s hands hovering close to a co-worker’s bosom as she slept during a USO tour when Franken was still making his living as a comedian.

Making the most of apprenticeships

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
It’s no secret that our workforce is one of our state’s greatest assets. Minnesota is home to some of the best-educated, hardest-working people in the country. We have the numbers to back that up. As of October, the unemployment rate here was just 3.3 percent, well below the national average. When U.S. News named Minnesota the third best state to live in earlier this year, it cited our outstanding labor force participation. And last year, employment in Minnesota grew at a faster rate than in any of our neighboring states.