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Nibbles & notes: Earth Rider celebrating launch week with beer, music, prizes

Earth Rider Brewery is currently celebrating launch week - through Saturday - with five of its beers on tap at the Cedar Lounge taproom, 1715 N. Third St., Superior, in addition to live music and prizes. On tap: Precious Material (a German Helles lager), Earth Rider Pale Ale, Earth Rider IPA, North

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 10:12:00

Teaching the true spirit of giving

TOWER- While most children get excited with the prospect of getting presents, at Tower-Soudan Elementary children get excited for the chance to give gifts to almost everyone of their list. This is the goal of "Santa's Workshop," a now annual event organized by Tower-Soudan Elementary school staff,


Supreme Court dismisses legislator lawsuit

SAINT PAUL- The state's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Legislature that argued that Gov. Mark Dayton violated the state's constitution when he line item vetoed appropriations for the state House and Senate. The court's 5-1 decision, issued Nov. 16, found that the state's constitution h


For legislative staffers, sex abuse tales ring close to home

The rush of stories in the news in recent weeks about sexual harassment in high places has reminded me of the regular phone calls I used to receive from my mother. For 12 years, she worked as a legislative aide at the State Capitol in St. Paul and she experienced firsthand the lonely feeling of a wo


Groping claims put Franken in the crosshairs

REGIONAL- Minnesota's junior U.S. senator is facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation after a radio personality accused Al Franken of groping and forcibly kissing her during a USO tour in 2006. Franken joined several other senators in calling for the investigation and said he intends to fully


Pope County receives $4.9 million state grant for broadband internet access expansion

Pope County received the largest grant awarded, $4,996,791, in the most recent round of Border-to-Border broadband infrastructure development grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), it was announced by Gov. Mark Dayton's office on Tuesday afternoon. The $4


Kandiyohi County Board approves local option sales tax

WILLMAR - After months of study, discussion and input from the public, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to proceed with a local option sales tax to fund designated transportation projects. The tax will generate an estimated $2.7 million a year that will be used to pay fo

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 13:27:00

Taking the scenic route - MessAge Media: Government Meetings

Mille Lacs Lake is known for its tourism and beauty, among other things. Locals and visitors have traveled the route around the lake to enjoy the bursting fall colors, marvel at sunsets over the water, or for the general feeling of being "up north." For over a year and a half, more than 400 people h

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-23 13:00:00

A pit and an ostrich bag - MessAge Media: Andre Lasalle

To say I look forward to Thanksgiving every year would be an understatement. The fourth Thursday of November is a day to celebrate three things that start with F:friends, family and food, a trifecta that ensures a good time. In our former lives, my wife and I played host for Thanksgiving. We did so

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Remembering Megan - MessAge Media: Features

Megan Engblom was an active 13-year-old farm girl who loved animals, hunting, riding horseback, 4-wheeling, sewing and scrapbooking. Megan loved life and had a bright future ahead of her. However, on Feb. 9, 2005, she was given news that changed the course of that future. She was diagnosed with canc

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Tales of Thanksgiving table fare

In a world with a seemingly endless array of food options, it can be easy to get lost in the savor of the flavor and forget the long path most foods have taken over the years. What is now considered a traditional Thanksgiving menu is a bit different than what was likely at the first celebrations in

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Isle Boy Scouts wreath fundraiser

The Isle Boy Scouts will be selling wreaths this Saturday, Nov. 25, starting at 9 a.m. until sold out in front of Popcorn Video. The wreaths are $20 each and the proceeds will go towards summer camp and their high adventure Alaska trip. The Isle Boy Scouts will be selling wreaths this Saturday, Nov.

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Too early to put up the tree? - MessAge Media: Our Columnists

Why are we so excited for Christmas this year? Well, because it is our daughter's first ever. Although, she certainly won't remember it, as she'll only be 7 months old by that time. However, our family sure will. It has also been years since both my husband and my families will be present for the ho

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-23 13:00:00

Aitkin County veterans take the cake

Veteran county employees were welcomed to join as Aitkin County Veterans Service Officer Penny Harms gave an annual report to the Board of Commissioners during the Nov. 14 regular meeting. The goal of the office is to ensure the men and women who served the country get the most out of their VA benef

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-22 13:00:00

Pasture-raised, pride and joy - MessAge Media: Outdoors

For six years, Nelson Grass Farm in Ogilvie has specialized in organic, pasture-raised livestock, including turkeys for the holiday season. When it comes time to set the table for Thanksgiving dinner, there's little question that turkey is the long-standing centerpiece of the meal. Depending on the

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-22 14:00:00

Winona man injured in dump truck crash

WINONA - A Winona man was injured Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by a dump truck. Around 12:08 p.m. Gach Kuel, 36, of Winona, was on the eastbound exit ramp of Interstate 90. Kyle Barr, 48, of Caledonia was driving a dump truck northbound on Minnesota Highway 76. Kuel entered the intersection

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-11-23 22:12:00

Chronic wasting disease found in buck on Winona County farm

Animal health officials say routine testing has discovered chronic wasting disease in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck from a Winona County farm. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Wednesday it confirmed the results with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state board already has quarantine

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-11-23 16:34:00

Winona may get tough on ‘junk cars’

by CHRIS ROGERS A proposed set of city code changes would give Winona inspectors more legal teeth to go after broken-down cars and rundown houses, city staff say. The City Council gave the proposed rules a positive review at a meeting earlier this month. City code already has prohibitions on keep

WINONAPOST.COM - 2017-11-22 14:28:46

Top 8 places in Winona to take the family (or escape from them) over Thanksgiving weekend

Buy Now If Grandma and Grandpa's house is feeling a little crowded, pack up the kids and let them burn some energy at The Playground in the Winona Mall, 1213 Gilmore Ave. Winona's only indoor playground is open 365 days a year - yes, that includes Turkey Day - and has things for kids of all ages to


Win-Cres Trout Unlimited chapter to host annual wild game dinner Nov. 29

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Win-Cres Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting the annual wild game feed. The dinner takes place at Holzinger Lodge, 651 W. Lake Blvd., Winona. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers. The wild game feast will begin about 7 p.m. TU members and guests are asked

WINONA DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 16:30:00