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The Nevis Council has scheduled a special meeting today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. to "accept the resignation" of liquor store manager Janie Creger, to approve advertising the position and name an interim manager. But Creger maintains she did not resign and was "blindsided" by the request. Creger said she was notified that she was to attend a meeting Wednesday, May 11 where she was told to have a letter of resignation on the city administrator’s desk by Friday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Marguerite Burhop Knouse marked a century plus two on Mother’s Day, celebrating her birthday with family and friends at Care-Age, her residence. Birthday cards line the room of the avid bingo player – "I usually win one or two" – and solitaire aficionado. "I’ve read the Bible many times," she said of the well-worn tome at her bedside, the dates of completion documented. But a spicy word or two still rolls off her tongue when her memory fails her.
With spring comes a time for festivities - graduations, family get togethers and other venues for sharing good eats. Carrot Cake Extraordinaire 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 eggs, beaten ¾ cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups grated carrots
The Nevis Council agreed further discussion is needed on just where liquor may be imbibed during Nevis Muskie Days Music Festival, to be held July 29-30. Last year, there were issues with people going back and forth, mayor Chris Norton said of transporting drinks from the liquor store perimeter to the areas where bands were performing.
"Kids are on the frontline in Minnesota," the Pesticide Action Network warns in a recently released report on the effects of children’s exposure to pesticides. The report, compiled by "independent scientific experts based on dozens of objective studies," finds children living or attending school near agricultural fields face some of the greatest risk of exposure to pesticides linked to cancers and impacts on the developing brain.
Fishing opener no longer simply brings to mind the trophies swimming beneath the surface, but the possibility of aquatic invasive species being introduced to a lake. "Aquatic plants are the center of the ecosystem of a lake," Nicole Kovar, an AIS specialist for the DNR, recently told an audience gathered to learn about homes, gardens – and lakes. "They drive the health of the lake."
The Pie Plant, as Edie Branstrom of Osage refers to the glorious, spring, versatile vegetable, is emerging. The tart stalks can be transformed into muffins, bars cakes - or wine - with the wave of the whisk. Rhubarb-Applesauce Muffins 2 eggs 1 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 ¼ cups applesauce ½ cup canola oil 2 cups flour
The Nevis Tech-No-Tigers 3102 team returned from the FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis finishing 37th out of 75 teams and in the top third of Minnesota teams competing at the event, mentor Rusty Uscola reports. "We had a good time and there was a lot of learning," he said of conferences, interaction with other schools, as well as visiting the Gateway Arch and the museum. "It was an eye-opening experience.
Park Rapids area residents arrived to share opinions, pro and con, regarding the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline and Line 3 replacement projects. The Minnesota Department of Commerce scheduled scoping meetings as part of the Environmental Impact Statement process, with representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Department of Natural Resources and the Public Utilities Commission fielding questions prior to the public comment period Tuesday.
Today’s weather forecast is bellowing barbecue. So pull out the grill, grab a beer and savor the flavor of meat on the grill. Alehouse Beef-and-Potato Skewers 1 pound small red-skinned or Yukon gold potatoes, each about 1 ½ inches in diameter, or cut if larger For the alehouse marinade: 3/4 cup ale or beer 1/3 cup beef broth