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by Lisa Kaczke Sun CURRENT Newspapers   I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I decided that I was over this winter. Maybe it was when I was sitting in my car outside in the alley at home thinking “c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, start!” when it was minus 20 degrees outside. Leave it to a polar [...]

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The governor, legislators and Minnesota citizens all received good news in December. Minnesota Management and Budget, formerly known as the State Finance Department, in its most recent economic forecast projected an improvement in the state’s economic position of more than a billion dollars for the current two-year budget cycle. When the Legislature comes back into [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites [...]

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by Linda Herkenhoff The Rockford City Council, at its Jan. 14 meeting, unanimously approved hiring Dan Madsen as the city’s administrator and special counsel.  He will step into the position being vacated by Nancy Carswell, who has held it for over two decades. Carswell announced her retirement plans late in 2013. Madsen’s title with Rockford [...]

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The past four months of my life have been the most exciting, tiring, happy, stressful and fulfilling. My husband and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Arabella, on Sept. 25, 2013. After 13 hours of labor I was holding my daughter in my arms in the delivery room. I looked down and saw a little tiny [...]

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State transportation director Zelle reviews I-94 project by AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Minnesota Department of Transportation Director Charlie Zelle came to Rogers just a couple months ago and was greeted by a room full of somewhat perturbed community leaders and legislators. They wondered and asked Zelle what he could do to help the [...]

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The Crow River Food Co-op voted to dissolve at its Oct. 14 meeting. After working within the Rockford community for over two years, there was not enough support. We received a grant from the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls to have a financial pro forma completed by Bill Gessner of CDS, which was not good [...]

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