Monthly Archives: March 2008

Statewide smoking ban said to accelerate decline in charitable gambling in Minnesota

The statewide smoking ban is doing more than clearing the air. It’s costing charitable gambling organizations big money, indicates a new report. According to a study by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board, the statewide smoking ban, which went into affect … Continue reading

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Letters to the editor March 23-29, 2008

Celebrate agriculture To the editor: American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life

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Labor of love

Watch an excerpt from the Abby Invite documentary. by Jeff Achen Thisweek Newspapers Neither of them had much experience behind the camera, or in front of it for that matter. But that didn’t stop them from scripting, shooting and editing … Continue reading

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Cold shooting cools off Blaze at state

by Jason Olson Thisweek Newspapers Burnsville’s second trip in school history to the state boys basketball tournament ended Wednesday in the Class AAAA state quarterfinals with a 54-52 loss to No. 3-seed Robinsdale Cooper. Neither team could make shots down … Continue reading

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Lightning girls hope to run just as fast as last year

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers The Eastview girls track and field team is gearing up for another interesting year. The Lightning are coming off a wildly successful 2007 when they finished third in the Lake Conference, first in sections and … Continue reading

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Eagle girls aim for an even better 2008

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers In 2007, the Apple Valley girls track and field team had an exciting year placing second in the Lake Conference and 11th at state. This year, the team is hoping to elevate those marks. Almost … Continue reading

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Eagle baseball hopes for another successful year

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers Players from last year’s Lake Conference championship team Apple Valley knows that every other team will be gunning for them this spring. The Eagles baseball program had an exciting 2007 with a 14-4 conference record … Continue reading

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Picture perfect showcase

  Brooke and Shannon Kearney made picture frames during the Wednesday, March 26, Dakota County Technical College Showcase. This year, the event included booths and information about programs at the college, food from area restaurants and a “Deal or No … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter will talk baseball Wednesday, April 9 in Elk River

Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins, will discuss the new professional baseball stadium and the economics of baseball Wednesday, April 9 at noon at the American Legion Club in Elk River.

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Gambling Control Board issues report on impact of statewide smoking ban on charitable gambling

The Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 (Minnesota Session Laws, Regular Session, Chapter 82) included a provision for the Gambling Control Board, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Revenue, to study the impact of a statewide smoking ban on lawful … Continue reading

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