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Archive for April, 2015

Farmers push back against governor’s Buffer Initiative

Apr 2015 • Category: Grace Notes

Farmers across Minnesota are still resisting Gov. Dayton‚Äôs proposed plan to keep a 50-ft vegetative buffer along all streams and lakes in the state, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Dayton said these buffers would help filter out phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment by slowing runoff as well as allowing the vegetation to absorb the harmful pollutants. […]



A look at the problems facing southern Minnesota businesses

Apr 2015 • Category: Grace Notes

This Wednesday, I attended a workforce forum hosted by the Region Nine Development Commission. The forum was attended by several area leaders representing several cities, from Fairmont to St. James to Le Sueur. There was also someone from South Central College, the Southern Minnesota Workforce Center, the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development and […]



All work and no play

Apr 2015 • Category: Grace Notes

A while ago, right as winter started melting away, I caught some of the germs that tend to hover in the air as the weather turns warm. It was a triple whammy: a head cold, a sore throat and an ear infection. I was so sick that I basically ate ice cream and slept for […]