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On Thursday, Pheasants Forever President and Chief Executive Officer Howard Vincent awarded Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson with the first-ever Pheasants Forever Conservation Legacy Award. Peterson was recognized with the award for his leadership in support of the Conservation Reserve Program. "This year represents the 20th anniversary of CRP.
A Stevens County farmer who sold crops he pledged as collateral on agriculture loans has been sentenced to a year of confinement and two years of supervised release. Vance Gullickson, 48, of Morris was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery for selling soybeans he used as collateral to obtain two loans in 2001 totalling more than $212,000. In a statement Thursday, Gullickson indicated that he always intended to pay the loans and continued to farm and made periodic payments on the loans.
Some things are just meant to be.
As fairgoers start to dream of the latest food "on-a-stick" to boost their energy, the Eco Experience at the 2006 Minnesota State Fair is home to a different sort of energy on-a-stick. Minneapolis-based Windustry has worked with the fair to coordinate the first-ever vertical installation of a full-size wind turbine blade. The 123-foot-tall, 15,000-pound blade was lowered into place using a special crane on the fairgrounds in front of the Progress Center building on Aug.
Minnesota's county attorneys are inviting fairgoers to learn about "Meth: A Minnesota Menace" during the 2006 Minnesota State Fair. An exhibit emphasizing the drug's devastating impact on users and its toll on society will be operated by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. Stevens County Attorney Charles Glasrud, a MCAA board member, will work at the exhibit. Mark Foss and Nikol Lemke, both recovering meth addicts with local ties, are expected to join Glasrud at the exhibit. Glasrud will be at the exhibit Aug.
Even heavy rain and the threat of high winds couldn't derail the Stevens County Fair. Despite a prime-time, Saturday night storm that shut down the fair several hours early, fair board president Steve Storck said 2006 was the fair's best year yet. "Without a paid gate, it's always hard to tell, but carnival sales were at an all-time high," Storck said.
By Kayla Kloos Sun Tribune Stevens County voters will get a say in building a jail. The county Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to put the jail question to a referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot. The referendum, if passed, would prevent the non-homestead agriculture/seasonal-recreational landholders from paying taxes for the jail. The commissioners had several options for financing the project, but had the board approved selling jail bonds without a vote, all county landowners would have been subject to taxation. The commissioners have scheduled an Aug.
A rural Alberta man was sentenced Monday on three counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from incidents related to his work in the refrigeration business. Roy Joseph Amberg, 44, was charged in Stevens County District Court in January 2006 with fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct for incidents involving five separate victims, all of whom were of retirement age. Amberg earlier pled guilty to three counts of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Frankie Donald Price was born on August 11, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Kathy Buse and Terry Price Jr. of Morris. Frankie weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Donald and Leila Buse of Brandon and Liz and Mitch Coker of Sacramento, Calif. Great grandparents are Barbara Mayou from Wheaton, Verna and Norman Schultz of Ortonville.
Brody Seth Nachbor was born on July 31, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Jeff and Cara Nachbor of Herman. Brody Seth weighed 6 pounds 11 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Milton and Franchetta Haupert and David and Pamela Nachbor all of Herman.