Archive | March 19, 2013

Al Franken U.S. Senator As Congress digs into federal farm policy this year, “job one” should be enacting a five-year Farm Bill that will give farmers and ranchers in Minnesota and across the country the certainty they need to plan for the future. At recent Farm Bill meetings I’ve held all over Minnesota, I’ve heard [...]

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On March 6 the FFA ag mechanics and farm management teams traveled to Riverland Community and Technical College in Albert Lea to compete in regional career development events. The farm management team of Matt Meyer, Andy Houdek, Kevin Lapham and Paul Sires won this year’s event. Individually, Matt Meyer placed third, Andy Houdek placed fourth [...]

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Fourth and fifth graders at Caledonia Elementary brought out all the stops March 12 during their science fair. Each student began with a scientific question and sought an answer through controlled experimentation. One of the more popular displays was Jenna Idecker’s glowing pickle. She asked how many amps does it take to make a pickle [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus   As the Houston County Board attempts to trim $200,000 from the 2013 budget to offset the need to tap into the general fund, expensive problems keep popping up. On March 12 County Engineer Brain Pogodzinski said the county’s chloride/water/brine truck is no longer certified to be on the roadway, [...]

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Township elections and annual meetings were held throughout Houston County March 12. Below are the results. Houston Township Supervisor Arlyn Frauenkron – 55 votes Eric Johnson – 74 votes Treasurer Courtney Witt – 122 votes Write-in – 3   Black Hammer Township Supervisor Clayton Johson – 11 votes Treasurer David Skauge – 11 votes   [...]

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