by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Associated Press is reporting that former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty will announce his run for president in Iowa on Monday. Pawlenty, 50, former state representative from Eagan and two-term governor, has long been seen as a likely presidential contender. At a recent stop in Iowa, Pawlenty told one [...]
If there is a special session of the Minnesota Legislature, there must be a compromise on behalf of Minnesotans who have indicated in polls they agree to spending cuts and an increase in revenues. Gov.Mark Dayton has agreed to spending cuts of $1.8 billion that will be painful, particularly for less fortunate citizens. He also [...]
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A somber Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers apologized to House members today (Friday, May 20) for comments made by a visiting cleric. “Members, I can only ask for your forgiveness,” Zellers said of allowing Rev. Bradlee Dean to offer the morning prayer. “You will have my commitment that [...]
DeMars Adam DeMars and Julie Weikleenget of Elk River announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Rose, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Patti Weikleenget of Coon Rapids, Gary Weikleenget of Burleson, Texas and Robert DeMars of Elk River.
Heyen Mike and Jaclyn Heyen of Zimmerman announce the birth of their daughter, Izzabella Marie, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Peter Currie of Anoka and Katrina of Elk River, and Rob and Dawn Heyen of Coon Rapids. Great-grandparents are Richard and [...]
Carrolli Lindsay and Scott Carrolli of Zimmerman announce the birth of their daughter, Della Jane, Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. Grandparents are Jon and Stephanie Schander of Minneapolis and Chuck and Shair Carrolli of Zimmerman. Great-grandparent is Jolly Owens of Minneapolis.
Gesch Judith Annette Gesch (née Sass), 81, of Elk River, died Friday, March 25, 2011, of dementia. A celebration of Mrs. Gesch’s life will take place Wednesday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m., at Union Congregational UCC Church, 1118 Fourth St., Elk River. Friends may gather one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements were [...]
Meyer Regina Lillie Meyer, 92, of Zimmerman, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. She was born May 27, 1918, in Nowthen to Herman and Bertha (Hamann) Mueller. She was baptized and confirmed in St. John Lutheran Church and also attended school there. She married Laurence Meyer on Feb. 20, 1941. After marriage they lived on the [...]
Blunt Betty Lou Blunt, 81, of Zimmerman, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Per her wishes, private family services were held. Memorials are preferred to Guardian Angels, 280 Evans Ave. N.W., Elk River, Minn. 55330. Her survivors are her children, Jim (Jerry), Patrick (Rosella), Joe (Pat), and Cecilia Niedzielski; daughter-in-law, Colleen Matthiesen; 12 grandchildren; 21 great [...]