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Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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Davids and Minnesota Attorney General Hatch look into gas price gougingBy John TorgrimsonMonday, September 17, 2001

On Wednesday, September 12, Rep. Greg Davids and Attorney General Mike Hatch held a joint press conference addressing the issue of gas price gouging. Davids is the Chairman of the House Commerce, Jobs, Economic Development Committee. On September 26, the House and Senate will hold joint public hearings looking at unexplained swings in retail gas prices. Davids spoke to the Journal about the gas gouging issue.

Journal: Can you talk to the issue of availability of gasoline, and incidents in Minnesota where gas prices have shot up exorbitantly?

Davids: There have been some cases all over the country where the prices of gasoline has gone up to $4, $5, $6, and in some cases $7 a gallon after the tragedy in New York City and Washington, D.C. There were concerns that there may be a gas shortage. I have been informed by the American Petroleum Institute that they will make sure that there is plenty of gas in the entire United States, let alone the Midwest.

What happened Tuesday night is there were rumors that gas was going to go up to $5 a gallon, so people were in long lines late into the night and early into Wednesday morning filling up with gasoline. In fact some people were taking pickups and 55 gallon drums and filling them up. Some stations got emptied out and in some cases stations put up $6 a gallon signs just to keep people away - they didn’t have any gas.

I talked to some people in the petroleum marketing areas - “don’t put $5 or $6 a gallon - just put a sign up saying we don’t have any gas” - because it does look like price gouging.

On Wednesday, the Attorney General Mike Hatch and I had a press conference outlining plans where the Attorney General’s office will identify stations that are price gouging - where there isn’t a reasonable price increase that was determined by actual increase in wholesale price. On Tuesday at noon prices went up 7˘ a gallon at the refinery, and then at midnight it went up 8˘; the 8˘ was later rescinded and I haven’t heard yet whether they have rescinded the 7˘. And so, you saw prices at $1.70 going up to $1.89 and if those increases had held, that would have been reasonable. but when we see $3, $4, $5 a gallon - that is price gouging.

The Attorney General will serve those stations with a Civil Investigative Demand which is a lengthy set of forms to fill .....
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Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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Livingood appeal denied as board upholds zoning administrator’s decision
By John TorgrimsonMonday, September 3, 2001

If you want to see the “firing line” in county government, where tough decisions are made in front of an emotional, ..... 
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Local farmers concerned about new layer of regulationt

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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Public comment sought on GEIS report
By John TorgrimsonMonday, September 3, 2001

The public is invited to comment on the draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) that was recently released by the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) ..... 
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Land use issues dominate County Board meeting

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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Monday, September 17, 2001

Last Tuesday, while tragic events were shaping the future of the world, the County Commissioners were meeting to discuss fishing easements, zoning changes for agriculture land, and fairground bleachers.

It h ..... 
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Former Spring Valley woman witnesses New York terrorism

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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By Carol ThouinMonday, September 17, 2001

It was 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11 when Lisa Vehrenkamp began her day as a Vice President in the Marketing Function at American Express on the 33rd floor of the World Finan ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Sep 14th, 2001
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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