Monthly Archives: July 2008

Storm well represented at state swim meet

The largest contingent of South Metro Storm individual swimmers in the team’s history is poised to compete at the Minnesota State Long Course Championship swim meet July 31-Aug. 3. Twenty-two individuals have achieved championship level times, qualifying them to compete … Continue reading

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Familiar face in a new role

Eagan’s new Athletic Director was a part of a very successful volleyball program from the beginning by Jason Olson Thisweek Newspapers How often does that dream job come along? For newly-hired Eagan Athletic Director Sandra Setter-Larsen it came on July … Continue reading

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Patriots win district VFW title

by Jason Olson Thisweek Newspapers Knowing the difference between swinging for the fence every at-bat and playing small ball to manufacture a run is a lot to expect of 15- and 16-year-olds. But for VFW Post 9433 coach Kevin Niemioja, … Continue reading

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Sox season done in by Bobcats

Ninth-inning rally too much for Rosemount to handle in district amateur baseball tournament by Jason Olson Thisweek Newspapers Burnsville remained alive in the District 5 Class B tournament following Wednesday’s 12-5 win over Lakeville at Alimagnet Park in Burnsville. The … Continue reading

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Cobras playing for pride

Already qualified for next weekend’s state Legion tournament in Burnsville, Cobras still have plenty to play for by Jason Olson Thisweek Newspapers Burnsville’s sixth-ranked Cobras 17-and 18-year-old baseball team already has one thing the competition doesn’t have at this weekend’s … Continue reading

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Prescription tint exists for specific reasons

Q: I drive a Nissan Altima that has 20% tint on the side and rear windows (5 windows). I have a physician’s prescription for having the tint. I was pulled over last year for it and the trooper said he … Continue reading

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Car dealers can no longer sell vehicles with unlawful tint

Q: How can licensed car dealers sell vehicles that have the improper window tint?   Brenda, Rochester, MN   Brenda, Because until now, it was not against the law. In the last legislative session they made it against the law, … Continue reading

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Local lawmakers return from outdoor pursuits with aches and pains

Rep. Jeremy Kalin, DFL-North Branch, thus far has gone through one pair of shoes out door knocking the district and is half way through a second pair, he reports. Pounding the pavement takes a toll. “I started the ibuprofen regiment … Continue reading

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Rep. Jeremy Kalin flabbergasted over feds hiring of Sonia Pitt

Rep. Jeremy Kalin, DFL-North Branch, didn’t need to seek the news that former Minnesota Department of Transportation Emergency Response Coordinator Sonia Pitt, fired for being absent from the state for two weeks last summer during the I-35W bridge collapse and … Continue reading

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Fun at the fair

The Washington County Fair got underway Thursday morning. Lingering showers made the pigs in the swine show feel right at home in the mud. The 137th annual  fair runs through Sunday between Lake Elmo and Stillwater.     Mike Clemens, … Continue reading

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