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By William L. Bainbridge Over 50 million students and 3 million teachers are returning to 130,000 public and private U.S. schools over the next few weeks. The total enterprise investment will be about $543 billion in school year 2006-2007 for staff salaries and benefits, instructional materials, testing, transportation, food services, student support, maintenance of buildings and capital outlay for new buildings or expansions.
By Don Davis ST. PAUL - Minnesota's top election races are for U.S. Senate and governor - or at least that is the conventional wisdom. However, cumulative state and federal legislative races actually may have a greater impact on Minnesotans' lives. No one state legislator or member of Congress makes a huge difference in every day life, but what party holds legislative power is as important as anything in government. And Democrats at both levels of government make the case they will take that control in the Nov.
By Earl Tilford The scale of violence in warfare inevitably rises to meet the level of objectives. During World War II, Germany's strategic objectives included dominating Eurasia from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and from the English Channel to the Urals along with racial purification to achieve a "Jew-free Europe." Japan's objectives in Asia were just as encompassing. The major combatant nations mobilized totally in a struggle between entire societies in which civilian deaths exceeded combatant deaths by at least four-to-one.
It's been a long, hot summer, perfect for playing in sprinklers. The Morris Park Board would like to take that concept a step farther with the creation of an actual "Spray Park." What exactly is a spray park? Mark Torgerson, chair of the Morris Park Board, described it as an area where kids can cool down. According to the company that has been working with the park board, Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground, a spray park is a water play system without the deep-water worries. It is not a wading pool or kiddie pool, although similar toys are often found in these.
The annual Pomme de Terre Golf Course Men's Tournament will be held this weekend, August 19 and 20. The championship flight qualifying rounds begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Golfers will be on the course all day and should be finishing around 5 p.m. Sunday's tee time is 8 a.m. Course manager Chris Leman anticipates nine flights, from championship to senior. Championship and consolations matches should start around 1:30 p.m. and will be finishing between 3 and 5 p.m. The public is invited to come out to Pomme de Terre Golf Course and watch the championship matches.
Morris Police Fernando Jimenez Jimenez, Hancock, 5-4-06; uninsured vehicle, $582, 30 days, stay 30 days for 1 year. Fransico Javier Jimenez, Hancock, 5/4/06, driving without valid license, $182. Liam Francis Conger, Cook, 3/27/06, intent to escape tax, dismissed; unregistered- after/deface registration, $132, 10 days, stay 10 days for 1 year. Dylan James Farley, Waubun, 4/2/06, underage consumption, $282; 15 days, stay 15 days for 1 year. Brittany Ann Johnson, Fairfax, 7/29/06, underage consumption, $182. Peter Nicholas Verhulst, Lino Lakes, 4/20/06, financial transaction card fraud, dis
By Debi Ghate If termites are weakening a home's foundation, what do we do? We call the exterminator and eliminate the problem.
Appreciates Bush's veto In response to Don Kaul's letter regarding stem cell research in the August 5th issue of the Morris Sun Tribune, I have much to say. I am a human being who started out as an "embryo", I am forever grateful that my parents never called me that, because a baby is a baby is a baby no matter how tiny and it all begins at conception. Life is sacred, to be respected, loved, nurtured, appreciated and protected. We are not to torture, abuse, kill experiment and research Hitler- style for the sake of controlling; we are to surrender to the order God has established for us.
I've decided to try out this thing called "vacation." Just a couple of days at first, to see how it fits. I'm going to sit in the woods, listen to some music, watch ants, pick my nose and notice wildlife (and, no, it's not the kind of wild life you might typically see during a weekend at WE Fest). This isn't meant as some poor-me, I-work-too-much-to-ever-get-away thing. It's more of a poor-him, he's-been-too-stupid-over-the-years-to-get-away thing. The no vacation thing started way back. I don't recall my mom or dad ever taking much time away from work.
CROOKSTON, Minn. - Vanessa Armstrong hunched over a computer on the edge of a science laboratory, inputting a seemingly endless column of numbers. She was a rare student on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus on this summer day. But the senior pre-pharmacy major from Fisher was glad to type in the figures, part of a research project on reptiles. "A lot of people don't get to do research until the graduate level," the Blackduck native said. "I would not be able to do this in bigger schools." With her was her son, Kenneth Armstrong III, a junior on campus.