Monthly Archives: January 2011

Braham family bands together to make Gospel music

Sam Garms taps time on his leg as he listens to a recording of his sister singing. Almost involuntarily, the nine-year-old begins to sway. Sam’s siblings, Caleb and Jayme, lean over the edge of the bunk above Sam, transfixed as … Continue reading

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Running state government about values and priorities, says Gov. Dayton

by Howard Lestrud, ECM Online Managing Editor — Solving the state’s budget challenges will result in some painful and difficult decisions in upcoming months, said Gov. Mark Dayton in delivering a keynote message last Thursday to the combined convention of the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Local projects in Dayton’s proposed $1 billion bonding bill

Improving the Coon Rapids Dam on the Mississippi River is one of the projects DFL Gov. Mark Dayton includes in his share of a proposed $1 billion bonding bill. Continue reading

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Senators Klobuchar, Brown introduce bipartisan innovation legislation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Scott Brown (R-MA) today (Monday, Jan. 31)introduced bipartisan legislation that would help revitalize America’s innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. The Innovate America Act would cut red … Continue reading

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Improving Coon Rapids Dam one of projects in Dayton’s $1 billion bonding bill

  by T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter — Improving the Coon Rapids Dam on the Mississippi River is one of the projects Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton includes in his share of a proposed $1 billion bonding bill. “This is a … Continue reading

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Clicking on the Web

By Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor Former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey definitely made his mark in politics on the state of Minnesota, on the nation and on the world. He just fell short of his quest for the … Continue reading

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Melvin A. Van Bockel, 79

Melvin A. Van Bockel, 79 of Little Falls, MN passed away Wednesday (January 26) at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls attended by his family after a 17 year battle with cancer.  A Memorial service for Melvin A. Van … Continue reading

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TwinsFest at the National Sports Center

Three days of fan-based baseball fun ended smoothly as well as safely as 25,000 attendees packed Blaine’s National Sports Center (NSC) for TwinsFest 2011. Continue reading

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Delroy H. Mohs, 63

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Cloud for Delroy H. “Del” Mohs, age 63, who died on Friday at his home.  Rev. Anthony Oelrich will officiate and burial … Continue reading

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Montessori school expands to add toddler program

A local private school has expanded its programming to include the youngest of learners. Late last year the Minnesota Renaissance School, an Anoka-based Montessori education center, started a toddler program for children ages 16 though 32 months old.
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