Monthly Archives: August 2010

Band on a stick at the State Fair features Burnsville Blaze Band

The Burnsville Senior High School Blaze Band marched through the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27 as part of the daily parade and high school marching band competition. Dakota County was well represented that day with the Rosemount Fire … Continue reading

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Franken calls on Russia to reopen market to poultry imports

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) today (Tuesday, Aug. 31)joined a bipartisan group of 29 of his colleagues in urging the Russian government to immediately reopen their market to U.S. poultry imports. In June, Sen. Franken requested that … Continue reading

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Federal legislation seeks to clarify prescription disposal

Hopkins, MN — Representatives from law enforcement and health care will join U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 10 a.m. in Hopkins Wednesday, Sept. 1 to celebrate Senate passage of legislation she authored to provide consumers with a safe and responsible … Continue reading

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Pawlenty order directs agencies to decline Obamacare participation

NEWS RELEASE Saint Paul — Gov. Tim Pawlenty today (Tuesday, Aug. 31) signed Executive Order 10-12 directing state agencies to decline all discretionary participation in the federal health care legislation known as Obamacare. “Obamacare is an intrusion by the federal … Continue reading

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School District 15 considers locker advertising to boost revenues

Pink jellyfish floating across the lockers would help with shrinking budget revenues and rising costs. The St. Francis School District 15 School Board is weighing the pros and cons of allow advertising on school lockers. The idea was presented to … Continue reading

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District 11 middle, high schools shift to trimester time

When school starts Sept, 7, Anoka-Hennepin’s high schoolers will crack the books on 5×3 time, registering for five classes per day, with the school year divided into trimesters. That gives a new look to the high school syllabus, since for … Continue reading

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Minnesota voters in military urged to apply now for absentee ballots

St. Paul, MN — Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminded Minnesota voters serving in the military and those who will be overseas on Election Day to apply now for their absentee ballots. Doing so ensures that they can begin receiving … Continue reading

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Extra "Move Over" enforcement marks Trooper Ted Foss anniversary

St. Paul, MN — Flashing lights mean “move over” in Minnesota — it’s the law. Today, Aug. 31, the Minnesota State Patrol and several agencies statewide will increase patrols to enforce the state’s “Ted Foss Move Over” law. The effort … Continue reading

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Valid 21-day license permit will prevent charge of expired tabs

Q: Hi there trooper. I just purchased a car for my husband and the tabs on the car are expired. We haven’t gotten new tabs for the car yet but the seller gave us a 21-day permit to put on … Continue reading

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Special orange LEDs for scooter not illegal

Q: I have recently been looking into buying a moped or scooter. When I get it I want to modify it to look sort of like a land speeder. I also wanted to put some orange leds in it to … Continue reading

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