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6th grade students of the month
Published May 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm
Tracey Finck: Preparing for summer trips with kids
Published May 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm
Family trips can be great fun. They can also be stressful. One challenge is keeping kids positively engaged during down time as they are riding in the car, standing in line, or waiting for food at a restaurant. Electronic devices are most kids’ go-to for amusement. But Neil Postman has warned us...
Erickson: Bill sent to governor addresses teacher shortage
Published May 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm
SAINT PAUL- Today the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate passed and sent to Governor Dayton’s desk the conference committee report for HF140, a bill that creates a tiered teacher licensure system. The bill passed on a bipartisan 76-54 vote in the House. The new licensure structure...
Governor’s Fishing Opener held in St. Cloud; Willmar Lakes Area is tabbed to host in 2018
Published May 16, 2017 at 8:20 pm
By Thomas A. Kvamme – Union-Times What makes the Minnesota fishing opener unique is the fact they actually close the season, thus allowing for an opener. Anglers of all ages sit back and are hungry as they await the annual opening of the walleye season each spring. A promotion that has...
Ask a Trooper: Laws don’t address where pets can be in a vehicle
Published May 16, 2017 at 8:22 am
Public Safety »
Question: I can’t help but think of all the ways to be distracted while driving such as texting, using the phone, changing the radio, eating, smoking, etc. that in addition, having small pets on one’s shoulder or lap while driving can be legal. Not only cats and small dogs being positioned...
Dayton catches 17.5 inch small mouth bass during fishing opener
Published May 14, 2017 at 8:04 am
The 2017 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was a success! With perfect weather in the St. Cloud area, Governor Mark Dayton, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, and their fishing parties caught over 40 fish on the Mississippi River. Lifelong St. Cloud area residents Todd Bissett and Josh...
Tracey Finck: Books can teach us about drawing cartoons
Published May 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm
Cartoons are fun to read in newspapers and books. Cartoons are also fun to draw. If you want to learn to draw cartoons, there are books for kids and adults with step-by-step instructions that take the mystery out of mastering cartooning. Duane...
Landwehr: Proposed cuts would hurt anglers, hunters and state parks
Published May 5, 2017 at 11:33 am
Opinion & Columns »
Whether we live in rural or urban areas, Minnesotans have always identified ourselves as great supporters and users of the outdoors. But right now, our state faces an imminent threat of funding cuts for fish and wildlife management, state parks, trails and other outdoor recreation opportunities....
Advocacy skills, leadership training offered for those impacted by disabilities
Published May 1, 2017 at 4:48 pm
Community & People »
To Increase their knowledge and confidence, and gain new tools and strategies to better advocate for their needs, Minnesotans with disabilities, and parents of young children with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply for the Partners in Policymaking® leadership training...
Princeton library offers many spring activities
Published April 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm
Arts & Entertainment »
princeton – Sharing an activity you love doubles the fun, and a great way to share a love of reading is to join a book club. The Princeton Area Library, through East Central Regional Library, has access to a large number of book club kits for both adult and teen book clubs. Over 25 new...