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Private burial services for James Royal Satter of Rem. Southwest Services, Inc. of Canby were held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Reverend Robert Amundson officiated. James Royal Satter, son of Roy and Gladys (LeSage) Satter, was born November 18, 1942 at the Stevens County Hospital in Morris. He was of Norwegian, German and French descent.
Nickolas A. Bresson, age 78, of Menomonie, Wis. passed away on July 10th 2006 at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Funeral services were Friday July 14, 2006 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard provided military Honors. Nick was born on August 21, 1927 in Canby, the son of Alfred and Kunigunda (Bartemus) Bresson. As a young child he moved with his family to Morris.
Funeral services for Rosella "Rosie" Raasch of Glenwood, formerly of Alberta, were held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Robert Jarvis officiated. Burial was at Synnes Cemetery, rural Alberta. Rosella Maybell Tomoson, daughter of Charles and Bertina (Larson) Tomoson, was born May 15, 1928 in Alberta, Minnesota. She was baptized on June 8, 1928 at First English Lutheran Church in Alberta by Pastor N. D. Peterson and was confirmed on June 14, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta by Reverend A.C. Olson.
A stroll through Morris Floral reveals not only some of the most unique plant life in the area, but most likely the most unusual house pets. Or, greenhouse pets. Morris Floral owner Chris Melberg owns several exotic birds that occupy cages, and delight customers, in the Morris Floral greenhouse. And it's entirely possible the birds could be around to entertain and enchant visitors long after Melberg is gone. Melberg owns a macaw named Flame, a cockatoo named Guido, parrots named Cleo and Caesar, as well as parakeets and doves. Melberg has owned the birds for about 15 years, and they may h
The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau have recognized 180 Minnesota farms as 2006 Century Farms. Qualifying families own farms that have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are at least 50 acres in size. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by the State Fair president, the Minnesota Farm Bureau president, and the Minnesota governor.
The annual 4-H Food Revue and Demonstration Extravaganza were held on June 16. There were 10 demonstrations given and eight Food Revue exhibitors. All exhibitors received blue ribbons. Karl Rudstrom gave a Cloverbud demonstration on pinewood derby cars. In the beginner division, Rebekah Aanerud gave a demonstration on "Making Modeling Clay," Mitchell DeBuhr gave a demonstration entitled "Show me the Chicken," and Erin Rudstrom gave her demonstration on quilting.
By Torrey Westrom Every Minnesotan was horrified by the details in the Dru Sjodin case, and even more horrified that a convicted Level III sex offender - one of the worst of the worst among sexual predators - was allowed back on our streets to allegedly torture and kill another victim. State lawmakers were equally disgusted. It became one of our top priorities of the biennium to crack down on our sex offenders and make it more difficult to commit their heinous acts.
By Sheldon Richman We shouldn't be surprised that President George W. Bush's Svengali, Karl Rove, is an admirer of Theodore Roosevelt. TR is hot these days. He made the cover of "Time" magazine, heralding a series of hagiographic articles, including Rove's, that make him out to be the first modern American president. In the view of "Time," that means he saw the country's potential for big intrusive government at home and abroad -- the first Imperial New Dealer. The magazine's writers see what they want to see in TR.
By Neil Tambe and Eric Warren The U.S. Senate is now considering legislation that would ensure the Internet remains based on a principle of equal and open connectivity. Opponents of so-called network neutrality legislation have contributed to senators' campaigns and political action committees more than three times as much money as the legislation's proponents.
By Ted Kooser One in a series of elegies by New York City poet Catherine Barnett, this poem describes the first gathering after death has shaken a family to its core. The father tries to help his grown daughter forget for a moment that, a year earlier, her own two daughters were killed, that she is now alone. He's heartsick, realizing that drinking can only momentarily ease her pain, a pain and love that takes hold of the entire family. The children who join her in the field are silent guardians. Family Reunion My father scolded us all for refusing his liquor.