December 28th

Living Nativity

Christmas dinner at Unhinged! Pizza

Silver Lake City Council holds tax hearing, OKs 1.38% levy increase

The Silver Lake City Council held its annual truth-in-taxation hearing on Monday, Dec. 19.
Representatives from Cedar Crest, a senior living facility, attended the hearing to express concern over its increasing city taxes.
They informed the council that Cedar Crest’s taxes had increased over 10 percent in the last year to nearly $57,000, with $37,000 of that amount going to the city of Silver Lake.
The city’s portion increased nearly $5,000 for 2017.

Jeanne Marie Seller, 52, Hutchinson

Jeanne Marie Seller, 52, of Hutchinson, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at her home.

John Richard Glawe, 56, of Buffalo

John Richard Glawe, 56, of Buffalo, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at St. Cloud Hospital.
The memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, with visitation two hours prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Julie Pederson, 60, of Buffalo Lake

Julie Pederson, 60, of Buffalo Lake, left this world surrounded by her loving family on her 60th birthday, Dec. 18, 2016, after a 21⁄2-year battle with cancer, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.

Mary Monahan, 97, of Hutchinson

Mary Monahan, 97, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.

Private management of MRF facility?

Our view: It’s another option for the county, along with restructuring

 Creating new jobs in rural Minnesota

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat’s biodiesel plant in Isanti. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has produced approximately three million gallons of diesel fuel to help fuel our cars, trucks and ships. And it’s employed more than two dozen people to do it.

 Want to govern effectively, Mr. Trump?

By Lee H. Hamilton
As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets … but still will have to govern in prose.