Monthly Archives: March 2007

Senate passes $1 billion income tax increase as part of education supplemental bill

The Senate passed a $1 billion income tax increase on Saturday (March 31) as part of an education supplemental bill.

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DFL-controlled Senate passes tax bill by 38-28 vote

The DFL-controlled Senate passed its tax bill on Friday (March 30), one with a number of local provisions.

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Gov. Pawlenty asks Small Business assistance for Browns Valley

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is asking the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make financial assistance available for residents of Browns Valley.

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Senate tax bill would use income tax bracket to capture $1 billion over 2 years

The Senate Tax Committee Friday (March 30) passed an education supplemental bill creating a fourth-tier state income tax bracket and other tax changes estimated to capture about $1 billion over the next two years.

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Career milestone reached for three area girls

The Upsala and Royalton girls basketball teams will have a different feel to them next season. That is to say they might seem a bit empty. The Cardinals will lose two of the best scorers in school history as they graduate Kayla Tschida and Bethany Burggraff, while the Royals will sorely miss Brooke Winscher.

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Career milestone reached for three area girls

The Upsala and Royalton girls basketball teams will have a different feel to them next season. That is to say they might seem a bit empty. The Cardinals will lose two of the best scorers in school history as they graduate Kayla Tschida and Bethany Burggraff, while the Royals will sorely miss Brooke Winscher.

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Dog kennel permit: The devil is in the details

Are those species of animals that are used by humans mostly as household pets and companions entitled to treatment different from livestock raised for slaughter? In a nutshell, that is the crux of the argument beneath all the sound and … Continue reading

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Task force concludes Pierz fire department policy and procedures manual is sound

By Terry Lehrke “Our task force had a very narrow focus,” Lorae Vardas said Monday. “We found the procedure-interviews, process and point system-sound.” She was speaking as a member of the task force appointed to review the Pierz Fire Department … Continue reading

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Board approves findings between Mid-State and the District

In a past decision, the District of Little Falls withdrew from the Mid-State Education District effective June 30, 2006. A verbal agreement between the two allowed the Little Falls District to receive its share of the assets and pay its share of existing liabilities as of the withdrawal date. The Little Falls School Board voted to accept the recent findings which had no money changing hands. Continue reading

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LF school board votes to have its technological infrastructure assessed

By Tina Snell The Little Falls School Board voted Monday to have Syvantis Technologies assess the technological infrastructure of the Little Falls schools. The cost of this assessment is not to exceed $5,000. Syvantis Technologies proposes to provide a detailed … Continue reading

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