Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bell sentenced to 345 months

by Jim Boyle Editor Cory Daniel Bell sat before Judge Thomas D. Hayes less than two years ago when the 10th District Court judge sentenced him for burglary and assault with a knife that he used to slash an Elk … Continue reading

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Fire destroys family’s home

by Jim Boyle Editor A Zimmerman family is starting over after a fire claimed their home at 11605 261st Ave. N.W. Billy Sanderson was rocking his teething son upstairs one night last week when he smelled smoke. He went downstairs … Continue reading

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Motorist hits fire truck on icy highway

by Jim Boyle Editor Three Zimmerman firefighters narrowly escaped injury when the rescue truck they were parked in was rear-ended by a motorist Monday on a slippery stretch of Highway 169 near 239th Avenue. Just moments before the crash the … Continue reading

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Police report: One snowbank helps police nab two drunk drivers

Elk River police responding to the Elk River American Legion on a report of a car stuck in a snowbank got a two-for-one special. The call came in at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 20. When the first of two officers arrived … Continue reading

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Lawmakers respond to positive news on state budget deficit

by T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton today (Monday, Feb. 28) styled the latest economic forecast that showed a $1 billion decrease in size of the state budget deficit a good news, bad news revelation.   It’s good … Continue reading

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Environmental permitting bill goes to governor’s desk

by T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter — The Republican-controlled Legislature sent to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk today (Monday, Feb. 28) legislation designed to speed up the environmental permitting process. Both the governor and Republicans have called for a more speedy process. … Continue reading

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Downing, Anderson crowned king, queen

     

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Heaney awarded for ‘unwavering’ support

by Jim Boyle Editor Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney has been given a Patriot Award. It comes from the Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). She was nominated for the award by Deputy County Attorney Sam Wertheimer, … Continue reading

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Opinion: Dayton offers up Wisconsin as cautionary tale

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton depicts the political storm wracking neighboring Wisconsin as a cautionary tale. Dayton, locked in his own budget debate with the Republican-controlled Legislature, portrays the Wisconsin drama as a result of … Continue reading

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Opinion: What do you think about the state’s budget debate?

Political pundits, state legislators and a few people in Minnesota who have been roused by the state’s budget dilemma have been weighing in on what should be done. But what does the common citizen think should be done? People in … Continue reading

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