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Articles from the December 5, 2013 edition

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 By Dan Reed    News    December 5, 2013

Staffing needs considered in budget discussion

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners are working through a new budget for 2014 as some surrounding counties vow to not increase the levy at all. The State Legislature has capped levy increases to 6.5 percent. That level is not being considered...

 

TXT4Life program receives award

The program “TXT4Life” was chosen as the top award in the county category for the 2013 Local Government Innovation Awards organized by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This award is in partnership with the Bush...

 

Winter arrives in full force

In a quick transition to winter weather, the region was slammed with snowstorms beginning Monday. Tuesday, the heavy, wet snow made for treacherous driving conditions and caused many delayed start...

 
 By Al Rose    Local News    December 5, 2013

Grinch gives back

A youngster visits with the Grinch last week at MarketPlace Foods in Moose Lake. This Grinch was not out to steal Christmas, but was volunteering his time as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army Red...

 

Seth Franco offers basketballs, inspiration

Seth Franco knows how to lead a crowd. Even before the recognizable Harlem Globetrotter's theme music began, even before he walked on the Moose Lake High School auditorium stage November 5, Franco...

 

Take time to appreciate trees

We travel to see the world anew. And we don’t have to travel all that far to be impressed by living things we encounter. For the Thanksgiving holiday we went to Iowa City where my mom lives, 375...

 

Our day for talkin' turkey

This year our traditional Thanksgiving meal consisted mainly of a party of three people — myself, my wife and a real live Mall Santa Claus. This was Santa’s only day off during his 42-day run up...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    December 5, 2013

Barnum Bomber girls dominate Sauk Rapids

The Barnum lady Bombers opened their first 7AA season taking on Sauk Rapids-Rice. Sauk Rapids' season started out on the down-side with a discrepancy with the scorer's book giving them a technical...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    December 5, 2013

Barnum boys crush Braham

The Barnum Bombers hosted the Braham Bombers for their boys basketball season opener on November 26. This was Barnum's first season as a section 7AA competitor. Zac Carlson was first to strike for...

 

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