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AMVETS HONORS MINNESOTA CONGRESSMAN TIM WALZ


Wed, Mar 31st, 2010
Posted in Government

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2010-AMVETS will presented its prestigious Congressional Silver Helmet Award to Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz during a special in-district ceremony this morning at AMVETS Post No. 47 in Albert Lea, Minn. AMVETS honored Walz, a retired command sergeant major from the Minnesota Army National Guard, for his work as both a soldier and a legislator in a ceremony on Capitol Hill earlier this month, but wanted to take the time to recognize the Congressman in his home state alongside the veterans he serves on a daily basis.

"In only two short terms, Walz has become a critical voice for the men and women who bear the brunt of our nation's battles. As a sergeant major, Walz was dedicated to caring for his troops here in Minnesota and he has carried that dedication into his work in Washington," said AMVETS National Commander Duane J. Miskulin. "Congressman Walz has demonstrated a sustained commitment to our nation's troops and our veterans with more than two decades of continuous service as a soldier and a statesman, and it is an honor to recognize his ongoing contributions."

Since taking his seat in representing Minnesota's First Congressional District in 2006, Walz has introduced, supported and testified on multiple bills designed to better serve today's veterans-including issues many in Congress failed to address, such as pain mitigation and equity in travel reimbursement. Walz has also pushed for increased funding for veterans' optical care and traumatic brain injury care, advocating for "centers of excellence" to better identify and treat such conditions.

"I am deeply honored to receive this award," said Walz. "I am also truly honored to work with AMVETS. Their dedication to the men and women who have served our country is unwavering and I look forward to continuing to fight alongside them to ensure that our veterans and troops have the best care possible."

The Congressional Silver Helmet Award is presented by AMVETS each year to a member of Congress for exemplary service to members of the military and the veterans' community.

Commonly referred to as "The Veterans' Oscar," the Silver Helmet is a unique silver replica of a WWII GI's helmet. The first Silver Helmet was first presented to Gen. George C. Marshall in 1954 at the AMVETS 10th Anniversary Dinner in recognition of his contributions as a soldier, statesman, and American. Today, the award recognizes excellence and outstanding accomplishment in the f .....
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Chatfield reviews audit report

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

At the Chatfield City Council's March 22 meeting the annual audit report conducted by Smith Schafer and Associates, LTD, was presented by Jason Boynton and accepted by the council. Boynton said it was their opinion that the city's financial statemen ..... 
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Ban on large assemblies recommended

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

The board room was overflowing with about a dozen more people standing out in the hallway at the March 25 meeting of Fillmore County Planning and Zoning. The agenda for the night was packed with public hearings on a variety of issues that kept the b ..... 
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Fillmore County health

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

At the Fillmore County Board's March 23 meeting, much of the discussion was related to public health issues. Commissioner Tom Kaase was absent due to a scheduled test for advancement at his work place.

Brenda Pohlman, Public Health, reported ..... 
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Another campground north of the Root River Trail

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

The March 9, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. Also present: Zoning Administrator Howard Otis, Attorney Thomas Man ..... 
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Rushford City Council considers Village water issue

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

The issue of a potential arrangement between the city of Rushford and the city of Rushford Village reared its head again at the Monday, March 22nd, meeting. Regarding the state of the water supply, the Village is facing an increasingly urgent matter ..... 
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Budweiser cans, pot holes and trailer park trash

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

Spring Valley's City Council met during its regular monthly meeting, Monday, March 22nd, at 6 p.m. Two members were absent.

Minutes from the March 8th meeting, as well as the list of accounts payable items, were approved with no discussion.< ..... 
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Ostrander discusses website

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Deputy Mayor Thompson. Mayor Linda Schwenn and councilman Christenson were absent.

Motion was made by Ruehmann and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carri ..... 
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National Passport Day

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer's Office is joining the Department of State in celebrating "Passport Day in the USA." This is the second annual national passport acceptance and outreach event. The Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at ..... 
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