Archive | December 6, 2012

Political Tidbits by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers Political Editor As we look at the makeup of the new Minnesota Legislature, we see the gender representation almost equal in the House and the Senate. Of the 134 members of the House of Representatives, 90 (67 percent) are men and 44 (33 percent)  are women. Of the […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers Political Editor It appears there will be no requests for additional state funding for Camp Ripley during the 2013 session of the Minnesota Legislature, says Col. Scott St. Sauver, commander of the 53,000-acre regional training facility for military, federal, state, local and civilian communities. Camp Ripley is located six miles […]

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by Howard Lestrud Abraham Lincoln is alive and well. It seems this is true, seeing the many books, periodicals, television specials and movie productions that are before us. In my new assignment as political editor for ECM Publishers, I just might try to gain an interview with America’s 16th president. I haven’t seen the movie […]

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Riders and taxpayers should not be misled by the news that the Northstar Commuter Rail line is declining slightly in ridership. While ridership the first 10 months has declined by 2.2 percent (13,215), the good news is that the operating fund has been under budget for all three years the train has been rolling down […]

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Tommie freshman plays for D-III national champs Champlin Park High School graduate Kayla Walton and her University of St. Thomas volleyball team made history when they defeated Calvin (Mich.) College, 13-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-16, 15-9, Saturday, Nov. 24 in Holland, Mich., to win the NCAA Division III volleyball championship. Walton is a 5-foot, 2-inch freshman […]

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State tournament team still feeling buzz from memorable season They made school history last March, and it is still reverberating throughout the Champlin Park wrestling program. Fresh off their first Class 3A state tournament appearance ever, the Rebels have already seen a boost in participation numbers at both the high school level, and through the […]

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Girls hoops starts 3-0 The Champlin Park girls basketball team opened its season last week with a trio of games, and it resulted in a perfect 3-0 start for the Rebels. The girls made their debut Nov. 27 by hosting Cretin-Derham Hall. Ali Zopfi scored 18 points, Kalli Zimmerman had 15 and Alexis Alexander and […]

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Jeff Chounard has joined the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) as a chef supervisor. Based at the Educational Service Center, Chounard will be helping CNP site supervisors meet the new federal guidelines for nutrition funded by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. A native of Albertville, Chounard has deep ties to the Anoka area. His […]

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