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February 15th, 2017

Reform of prevailing wage law will benefit state

To the Editor:
One of my chief authored bills, HF508, updates prevailing wage provisions and raises the cost threshold for state government-funded projects that require prevailing wage. Currently, prevailing wage laws only apply to state subsidized projects that exceed a certain dollar amount.

 An early start on a strong farm bill

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
D-Minnesota
A sugar beet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand his operation and hire more workers. And a Morristown turkey grower knows all too well the risks that come in her line of work thanks to outbreaks like the 2015 avian flu.

Florence Hovda, 104, of Hutchinson

Florence Hovda, 104, of Hutchinson, formerly of Brownton, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. Soloist Shyann Topel sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “There’s No Disappointment in Heaven.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.” Cory Deming operated the sound board.

Joan Marilyn Hatlestad, 83, Glencoe

Joan Marilyn (Thompson) Hatlestad, 83, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Lemke named to Augsburg list


Christopher Lemke, son of Jonathan and Mary Lemke of Glencoe, was named to the Augsburg College dean’s list for fall semester 2016. He is studying biology and chemistry at the college, and is involved in football, is a member of the Football Leadership Board, and is on the Student Council for Athletics.

Schlagel named to dean’s list


Brandon Schlagel, Silver Lake, was among the students named to the fall semester 2016 president’s list at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
 

St. Thomas names dean’s list


Four area students were named to the University of St. Thomas fall 2016 semester dean’s list. They include Aaron Boraas, Raymond Eberhard and Shannon Twiss, all of Glencoe, and Eric Thalmann, Plato. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale to be named to the list.
 

Daughter for Stewart couple


Amber Bartishofski and Ryan Anderson of Stewart announce the birth of a daughter, Finnlee Harper Anderson, born Feb. 2, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Finnlee weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth.
 

Graduate from Moorhead


Minnesota State University Moorhead awarded to degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program in December, including: Samantha Iverson, Glencoe, who graduated magna cum laude Bachelor of Science in speech, language and hearing science; and Shannon Schultz, Silver Lake, who earned a Master of Science in educational leadership.
 

Named to Moorhead dean’s list


Minnesota State University Moorhead recently released its fall semester 2016 dean’s list, which includes the following area students: Alexis Kerslake, Glencoe, majoring in public relations; Mark Lueders, Glencoe, majoring in biology; and Rachel Rusten, Glencoe, majoring in biology.