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BEVINS -- a boy, Melvin Gene; born March 9, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. to Angela Bevins.
GERAY -- a boy, Tyler Daniel; born March 9, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. to Amy Munson.
QUALLEY -- a boy, Nathaniel Morris; born March 8, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. to Melissa and Jonathon Qualley.
Familiar names such as Frazee, Breckenridge, Pelican Rapids and Barnesville may soon disappear off the Lake Park-Audubon sports schedules. Such schools as Climax-Fisher, Ada-Borup and Fosston could replace those teams by the 2007-08 season, if the Raider Nation has its wish. Preliminary steps have been taken by the LP-A school board to withdraw from the Heart O'Lakes Conference and join the Pine to Prairie Conference, ending an association with the HOL that has existed since the 1989-90 season.
There's no doubt that early planting is important for high corn yields. Extensive research over many locations and years in Minnesota has shown the yield advantage of early-planted corn. And Minnesota corn growers have responded by planting corn earlier. Corn is now planted an average of 23 days earlier compared to the mid 1960's. Since 1968, the average planting date for Minnesota's corn acreage has been earlier by about one-half day per year.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, a Lutheran pastor, confessed to Minnesotans Friday, admitting he was "not completely accurate" in relating conversations with Supreme Court justices. The Willmar Democrat said his comments were "sanding off the truth," but would not confess to a lie, which he said would be intending to deceive. "I embellished it. I did. And it's wrong," Johnson told Capitol reporters packed into his office for a rare public apology from a top state policymaker. "I apologize to all of you and to the people of this state," Johnson said.
Fargo police have teamed up with a controversial Web site for four recent arrests of men seeking to meet underage girls for sex. In all four cases, adult men chatted online with people they believed to be underage girls and arranged to meet them for sex.
Reports of tigers running loose, a small-town mayor getting a sweetheart deal on a government surplus car, a transcript of a murder suspect reporting the death of his lover in a Moorhead motel. Those were just a few of many news stories over the past year in which reporters of The Forum used open records or freedom of information laws to pry loose government files. So-called "sunshine laws," which require public officials to open records and meetings, are a valuable tool for citizens to hold their government accountable. That's the message of Sunshine Week, a national observance to heighten
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - The leader of the Moorhead-based National Guard company going to Iraq had two rules for his troops during the buildup to their departure: "Anyone that tells you they know where we're going in the country doesn't know what they're talking about," said Capt. Tadd Vanyo. "Anyone that tells you they know what we're doing in the country doesn't know what they're talking about." That shroud of uncertainty will soon begin to fall for the 2,600 Minnesota troops who have been training here since October for Iraq.
More than 3,000 relatives and friends, many of them from Minnesota, watched in the rain Thursday as their loved ones marched off to war. About 4,000 National Guard and Army Reserve troops, including about 2,600from Minnesota, stood in formation to hear they were "fit to fight" after six months of training in Mississippi and Louisiana. "You proved that you are a lethal, mobile, agile force to be reckoned with," said Col.