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MINNESOTA FARMERS OFFER FREE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR!


Wed, Sep 15th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN. (Sept. 15, 2010) - Thousands of Minnesota consumers have learned that a chance to win free groceries for a year is just a mouse click away. In fact, since the Minnesota "Farmers Feed US" promotion at www.FarmersFeedUS.org launched on Aug. 9, Minnesota consumers have registered more than 34,000 times for a chance to win.

Each day through Nov. 6, Minnesota residents can register at www.FarmersFeedUS.org for a chance to win one of two grand prizes of free groceries for a year*, courtesy of Minnesota's farmers. Upon visiting the site, consumers can choose to register with each of nine Minnesota farmers daily, and take video tours of their farms. Each video explains how they produce safe, nutritious and affordable food for Minnesota consumers.



"We're ecstatic with the first month's overwhelming response," said Shannon Kuball, a dairy farmer from Waterville, Minnesota, who is a featured farmer on the website. "By registering, Minnesota consumers are showing that they understand the importance of farmers in the state, and the site is a great opportunity for us to share how we raise the food that Minnesota consumers eat, while also introducing them to our families and giving tours of our farms."

The site features farmers from across the state, each sharing information about their farm and family. "I'm proud to produce food in our great state," Kuball said, "and I want to show people how today's farms operate."

The agricultural commodity organizations sponsoring Minnesota Farmers Feed US selected the farmers featured on the website, with the goal of showcasing farmers who are representative of the different food groups and different farming regions in Minnesota. The nine featured farmers are:

Brian Asmus, egg farmer, Winthrop

Judy Bode, hog farmer, Courtland

Shannon Kuball, dairy farmer, Waterville

Kent Meschke, turkey farmer, Little Falls

Brian Schafer, cattle farmer, Goodhue

Greg Schwarz, corn farmer, Le Sueur

Charity Vold, dairy farmer, Glenwood

Matt Widboom, soybean farmer, Worthington

Bill Wuertz, chicken farmer, Paynesville

And as the official retail partner of the sweepstakes, Supervalu will be helping to connect their customers with the farmers of the state by promoting the chance to win through in-store materials, in shopping circulars, and online via participating Supervalu supplied stores. "We were excited at the opportunity to he .....
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BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BUS SAFETY 101 FOR ALL

Wed, Sep 8th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging motorists to "see yellow" and be ready to respond to school buses and student pedestrians as school resumes in Minnesota. Officials stress motorists ..... 
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DWI CRACKDOWN CONTINUES THROUGH LABOR DAY AS GOVERNOR DECLARES FRIDAY "DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER DAY"

Thu, Sep 2nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Heightened DWI enforcement efforts will surround Labor Day weekend, the seventh deadliest weekend of the year for alcohol-related deaths according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

Around 4 ..... 
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Coalition of Greater MN Cities

Wed, Sep 1st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



St. Paul, MN-With the state facing a $5.8 billion deficit, Minnesotans deserve detailed answers on how candidates for governor will close the budget gap, said the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman t ..... 
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ServeMinnesota's Social & Economic Program Efforts Recognized By Landmark Kennedy Serve America Act With $14.5M in Grants

Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - After undergoing a rigorous competition to receive a slice of $234 million in federal AmeriCorps grants, ServeMinnesota programs received $14.5 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a 25 percent increase o ..... 
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Take action to stop distraction behind the wheel

Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Attention drivers! Around 100 law enforcement agencies are conducting a distracted driving educational push coupled with an enforcement effort during the first week of August. Agencies will increase patrols on Aug. 5 during Gov. Pawlenty's ..... 
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FCC to Hear from Minnesotans on Future of Internet

Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - The Federal Communications Commission's Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn will meet with the public at a hearing on the future of the Internet in Minneapolis on Aug. 19.

WHAT: Public Hearing on the Future of the Internet

DA ..... 
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Rumble strip installation scheduled in Fillmore County

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Motorists can expect brief lane closures as crews install rumble strips in Fillmore County beginning Monday, August 2. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane closures.

AAA Striping Service Co. is the prime contractor for the $221,702 ..... 
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NRDC's 20th Annual Beach Report: More Contaminants, Fewer Advisories for Minnesota's Lake Superior Beaches in 2009

Wed, Jul 28th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota (July 28, 2010) - Pollution continues to contaminate the water at America's beaches, causing 99 advisory days for Minnesota's Lake Superior beaches last year and 18,682 closing and advisory days nationwide. Meanwhile, as of July 23, ..... 
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