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July 23rd, 2014

The GOP message is the same, so who to pick in Aug. 12 primary?

One can sure tell there is an election this year. The politicians, or their surrogates, have been showing up with more frequency of late. Especially the Republican candidates for governor, who have been stumbling over themselves to pronounce they are the most electable, thus the worthiest opponent for incumbent DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.
The GOP gubernatorial hopefuls are canvassing the state seeking support in the crucial Aug. 12 primary election. Yes, voters, there is a primary election this year.

I’ll never be like them; well, here I am

Nearly 40 years ago, I was sitting at my editor’s desk at the Fort Frances (Ontario) Times and in walks my predecessor, Carl Schubring. He is in his 70s, walks with a cane and had been the editor of the Times for more years than anyone could remember.
He came in with a little advice on how I should do my job and who I should talk to in order to get a story. It was unsolicited, and for the most part, wasted my time.

Community survey? 40 minutes of torture

I have an aversion to filling out forms.
I think it all started in my junior year of high school, when we started filling out financial aid applications for college. My dad, with his “misery loves company” philosophy, made me sit at the kitchen table with him to fill out the forms, when all I really wanted was to be out cruising around town with my friends.
So when the U.S. Census Bureau started sending me requests to fill out its American Community Survey online, I tossed the mail on the kitchen counter with the intent to get to it “later,” as in never.

July 18th

Bergen Township - Election Filing Notice

Bergen Township
Election Filing Notice
Notice is hereby given that a general election will be held in Bergen Township on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.   The offices up for election in Bergen Township are:
Treasurer Position – 4 year term
Supervisor Position – 6 year term
The filing period for these offices begins on July 29, 2014 and ends at 5 p.m. on August 12. 

City of Biscay - Filings Open

City of Biscay
Filings Open
Notice is hereby given that filing for city offices in the City of Biscay, Minnesota will be open on July 29, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and close August 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the following offices.
One Mayor (2 year term)
One Council Member at Large (2 year term)
One Council Member at Large (2 year term)

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board - Fuel Bid Notice

Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
FUEL BID NOTICE

Helen Township - Election Filing Notice

Helen Township
Election Filing Notice
Notice is hereby given that qualified voters who wish to be candidates for the office in Helen Township, McLeod County, Minnesota must file an affidavit for candidacy between 8 a.m. July 29, 2014 and Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Filing fee is $2.
Office subject to election is Supervisor A for a six-year term.

City of Glencoe - Filings Open

FILINGS OPEN FOR THREE CITY OFFICES
CITY OF GLENCOE
Notice is hereby given that filing for city offices in the City of Glencoe, Minnesota will be open on July 29, 2014 and close August 12, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. for the following offices:
One Councilor, Precinct Two 
One Councilor, Precinct Three
One Councilor, At-Large

July 17th

Here's to the reliable ol' Jeep

As much as I write about the troubles of the Jeep, I don’t give it enough credit when it does get me to where I’m going. 

July 14th

City of Brownton - Election Filing Notice

ELECTION FILING NOTICE
The period for filing for the following positions of the City Council for the City of Brownton begins July 29, 2014 and ends August 12, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Mayor  -  two (2) year term
Two Council Members  -  four (4) year term
Terms expiring December 31, 2014 are the following:  Mayor Jay Werner and Council Members Charles Warner and Douglas Block.