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Coleman cosponsors disaster relief bill for farmers


Fri, Sep 12th, 2003
Posted in Features

MN Senator Says Relief Bill Needed If Conditions Continue and Crop Insurance Falls Short

Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman has joined Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, both Arkansas Democrats, in cosponsoring a disaster relief bill for U.S. farm families stricken by drought and other natural disasters.

“I am concerned that some 50 counties in Minnesota have met the threshold for a formal disaster declaration, said Coleman. While I will lend a hand to the Governor in securing that disaster declaration and the low interest loans it triggers, I am concerned that if conditions continue and crop insurance falls short, that additional relief will be necessary. The bipartisan bill I cosponsor would provide this relie,” Coleman said.

The bill, S. 1309, would provide the same level of disaster assistance to U.S. farm families as provided in the 1998 crop year that was included in the Agriculture Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1999.

“With some luck from Mother Nature and nearly 90 percent of eligible acreage in Minnesota enrolled in crop insurance at higher coverage levels made possible by the 2001 Federal Crop Insurance improvements, I am hopeful that our farm families will have the protection they need to weather this drought, Coleman added. But, if this falls short, the bipartisan bill I am cosponsoring would help,” Coleman said.



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Local hatcheries are key to trout fishing in Minnesota

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

Editor’s note: The Minnesota DNR, in consultation with interested parties, have put together a ten-year plan for improving trout fishing in southeastern Minnesota. This includes increasing the numbers of trophy size trout by improving habitat and imp ..... 
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Judge orders psychiatric evaluation in Morton manslaughter case

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

On Thursday, September 4, Judge Robert Benson ordered Trevor Lee Morton to undergo psychiatric evaluation at the St. Peter Security Hospital to see “if he is able to assist in his own defense.”

Morton, 30, of rural Spring Valley ..... 
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Trout stream plan aims to continue positive trend

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

Anglers will find more large trout on their lines if a new 12-year fisheries plan for southeastern Minnesota streams achieves its goals.

The plan, prepared by the Department of Natural Resources, aims to improve stream quality, ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Sturgis Rules adopted

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

A more subdued and businesslike council worked together through Tuesday night’s agenda. Mayor David Pechulis requested a quiet moment for Council member Mike Gartner who is hospitalized.

Over the last few months council members ..... 
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Commissoner's Report: County Board goes down to the wire in making 2004 budget cuts

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

“It is not work that kills men; it’s worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.”  Henry Ward Beecher

“Not business as usual”, proclaimed Chairman Marc Prestby as painful deliberations continued at Tuesday’s co ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Cooperation continuing on Church Hill Cooperative development

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

Developers Jeff Allman and Warren Kramer of Northcountry returned to the Lanesboro City Council with a refined plan for the Church Hill Cooperative property (the Old School) on Tuesday night. The new plan calls for one handicapped and eight other ind ..... 
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Tragedy on the trail

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

The 11th annual “Ride the Root River Trail” wagon ride ended in tragedy on Wednesday, September 3 when a large dead elm tree fell across the trail hitting one of the wagons.

Killed was Marty Quandt, 53, of Rochester. Two other p ..... 
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Chatfield grocery closes doors after 10 years

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
Posted in Features

"Red pickup, yet?" inquired Bob Vondal of his customer as he carried two bags of groceries out the store’s doors.   Vondal, a 30-year veteran in the grocery business, has been subdued lately as he prepared to close the doors ..... 
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