Archive | December 31, 2012

Jake Johnson poured in 36 point as the St. Francis Saints turned back Zimmerman 89-79 in the finals of the Dassel-Cokato tournament on Friday. Jackson, a 6-foot-7 post, dominated the lanes, while the Saints (9-0) made nine 3-point shots and 16 of 22 free shots. Jake Wilson scored 24 points,  Max McNulty 15 and Tyler [...]

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Elk River senior Evan Caldon placed fifth among 51 wrestlers in the 132-pound class at huge Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament Thursday and Friday in Fargo. Caldon won six of eight matches, including two pins. The Elks had six  varsity wrestlers along with several entered in the JV tournament. Cole Moening at 120 was [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Sen. Ann Rest will be at center of the tax reform debate at the State Capitol. The New Hope Democrat is chairing the Senate Tax Reform Committee this coming legislative session. The assignment is timely, as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders cite tax reform as an important [...]

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This legislative session will be study in bulldozer politics. Within the bounds of the state constitution, Democrats can accomplish virtually anything they want.

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Area legislators were talking about politics and the new legislative session that begins on Jan. 8. “We’ll pick the pieces up and go on,” said Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, of the aftermath of the election in which Republicans lost control of the statehouse. Dettmer argues against state tax [...]

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LeFebvre Kenton C. LeFebvre, age 81 of Elk River, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Dec 28, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph & Melvina; sisters; Marion, Agnes, Lillian, and Joan; brothers Alvida, Donny and Bill. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years Harriet; children Peter (Kim), Luke (Vicky), Steven [...]

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Hohlen Earl H. Hohlen  age 93, of Elk River, passed away peacefully Christmas night, Dec 25, 2012. He was born on a farm in Clear Lake, MN Dec 7, 1919 to Herbert & Bertha Hohlen. He  married Lorraine Nelson in 1940 and raised 4 daughters. Earl served as a law enforcement officer for 45 years.  [...]

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I’d like to thank Michael Rocklin for his well written and commonsensical letter in last week’s opinion. For more than 20 years I’ve held the belief that at least 10 percent of the general public should be armed and yes, that does include school teachers and staff. If you don’t believe that 10 percent of [...]

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