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MORRIS — Over the past week, I've had two colleagues from larger towns visit, I have travelled to Moorhead to watch my son swim and I have interviewed a candidate from California who applied for position in my office. The common theme throughout these events was an appreciation for the community that I call home, Morris. Last Sunday I was at a USA Swim Club meet at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. This was my first visit to this pool and I have to say, it's not as nice as the competition pool at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
So, the credit cards bills from the holiday shopping are starting to arrive and maybe you didn’t stick to your budget as well as you thought. Let me ask you,...
An open house bridal shower will be held in honor of Shandi Hopkins, daughter of Chris Hopkins and Buzz Hummel, bride to be of Kris Kotelman, son of Lee and Bernadette Kotelman of Brookings, S.D., Sunday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 108 W. 8th St., Morris. A short program will be held at 2:30 p.m. s31 There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Heidi Kelly, daughter of Sheila and Tom Kelly, and bride to be of Jon Anderson, son of Jeri and Warrenn Anderson, on Saturday, Aug.
CYRUS – Cyrus residents will have reduced hours at their post office, starting later this summer. Sue Trocke, Avon Postmaster and Area 3 POST Plan Coordinator for the U.S. Postal Service, met with about 20 residents in Cyrus on Tuesday. “The good news is that we are not here to close your Post Office,” said Trocke.
MORRIS – There will soon be more room for planes at the Morris Municipal Airport, thanks to the construction of a new hangar at the facility. The new hangar is located east of the two long, green hangars at the airport. The new building is 95’ by 110’ which will allow larger planes to be stored there. Keith Davison is the chair of the Airport Advisory Committee. He is excited to see the progress on the new hangar.
MORRIS – On a four to one vote, the Morris City Council on Tuesday finally sold the property where the former Morris Elementary School sat for 90 years. Riley Bros. Properties of Morris will pay $177,500, or $10,000 an acre for the property. Council member Brian Solvie was the lone dissenting vote. “The price is hanging me up,” said Solvie.
MORRIS - Every March for the past 12 years, I have traveled to Washington, D.C. to talk to members of the Minnesota congressional delegation, and really anyone who will listen, about the importance of agriculture research. The Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association has been sending a delegation on this trip for over 50 years and I am honored to be part of this tradition.
MORRIS – What are you doing Tuesday night? I honestly and sincerely hope that you are planning to attend your precinct caucus. Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by the political parties to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2014 elections and to construct the policies that shape party platforms. The precinct caucus is an important step in the process of democracy.
MORRIS – Ethanol is up against big oil and Minnesota’s Agriculture Commissioner says the best weapon in ethanol’s defense is a pen and paper. Ag Commissioner Dave Fredrickson told a group of about 30 people in Morris on Monday that Minnesota’s renewable fuel supporters need to send at least 100,000 letters to Gina McCarthy, director of the Environmental Protection Agency, urging her to drop the proposal to reduce the renewable fuels standard (RFS). McCarthy has proposed reducing the RFS by 10 percent.
MORRIS – More than once I’ve used this space to encourage you to write to your representative and senator on any number of issues. Well, today I’ll be beating that drum again, only this time I’d like to encourage you to write to the Environmental Protection Agency to let them know your thoughts on the Renewable Fuels Standard. Minnesota’s Ag Commissioner was in Morris Monday to deliver the same message.