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By Tammy Swift I think I have mange. I've decided this after developing a rash that stumped even the doctor. My dog scratches a lot. And, most importantly, I learned from the Internet that the mites for sarcoptic mange can transfer to human skin. Before you develop a sympathy itch, let me provide some background. At different times in my life, I have believed I had: Diphtheria. Rat-bite fever. Elephantitis of the thighs. As you've probably guessed, I am a hypochondriac. And the Web is a mighty dangerous tool in a hypochondriac's hands.
While the University of Minnesota, Morris is welcoming a new chancellor, folks at the West Central Research and Outreach Center are preparing to say goodbye to their leader. Greg Cuomo has accepted a dual appointment as Operations Director of the University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education (UMore) Park and Director of the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. Cuomo's new assignment begins Oct. 15. Cuomo has led the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris for six years. He came to WCROC in 1996 from Louisana State University.
Margaret Kuchenreuther felt it was time to return her shoreline on Lake Crystal to something as close as possible to its native state. And she found a program through which the State of Minnesota will pay the lion's share of the cost to do so. Kuchenreuther and more than a dozen volunteers spent Thursday and Friday planting about 50 varieties of shrubs and other plant life native to Minnesota in and near the 100-foot shoreline. Through the Department of Natural Resources' Shoreline Habitat Restoration Grant Program, the DNR is paying about 75 percent of the cost. "It's a way to do my littl
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune If you'd like to see your name on the November ballot for a Stevens County or Morris Area School District office, you'll need to visit the auditor's office or the school district office next month. The filing period for several county and school board positions opens July 5 and runs through July 18. Filings for City of Morris elected positions is Aug. 29 to Sept. 12. Candidates can file for two seats on the Stevens County board of commissioners.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing a new program to alleviate tailgating that uses so-called "distance dots." The program is being tested on a short stretch of highway in Wright County, near Buffalo. MnDOT has painted large dots on the roadway and signs tell motorists that they should see two dots between themselves and the vehicle ahead or they're snuggling up a little to closely to the back bumper to brake safely. If the year-long program proves effective in reducing crashes, it will be used in other areas, MnDOT says. The program recalls the driver education dictum of
The New Wine group from Morris toured the Mississippi Gulf coast and viewed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, June 22. The group made a stop at Long Beach, Miss., and took an hour-long ferry ride to Ship Island and spent some time relaxing on the beach. They'll need the respite. The youths will be forming work groups in the next few day and helping to "muck" houses damaged by the storm and also will perform other volunteer work in the area.
The other day I drove past my old neighborhood and saw plastic bags scattered throughout the tree. It reminded me to write an article on the value of bagging your apples to protect them from the apple maggot fly. This fly will start emerging from the ground around July 1 and will continue the rest of the summer. It is one reason that it is so frustrating in spraying for this insect because of the long season emergence. The adult fly usually emerges from the soil after at least a half inch of rain.
15 Years Ago June 11, 1991 Sun David Donnelly recaptured part of his heritage Thursday, and it doesn't look like he'll let it get away again. Donnelly, 67, is the great grandson of Ignatius Donnelly, for whom the village of Donnelly is named. Ignatius Donnelly was a lawyer who came to Minnesota from Philadelphia, served as lieutenant governor of Minnesota with Alexander Ramsey, and was elected to Congress in 1862.
With the motto "Showing Pride in Our Community," the Morris Chamber of Commerce and the City of Morris are asking all businesses and community members to help spruce up the place. Community members are asked to take some time during the week of Community Clean-Up Week, June 26-30, to help pick up garbage, pick weeds and spruce up your property. The clean-up comes as the community prepared to welcome visitors during the July 4 holiday and Prairie Pioneer Days.
An open house bridal shower for Jamie Niedenfuer, bride-to-be of David Plocker, will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Jamie is the daughter of Joy and Mark Niedenfuer of Vining. David is the son of Don and Doreen Plocker of Morris. An open house bridal shower for Christine Dingman, bride-to-be of Mike Zaban, will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris.