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A Cloquet man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of third-degree assault for throwing a can of chili beans at his sister. Kenneth Merle Perry Jr., 26, was initially charged with second- and third-degree assault -- both felony charges -- as well as gross misdemeanor domestic assault for the June 29 incident. According to the criminal complaint: On June 29, 2012, the Cloquet Police Department was dispatched to a home on the 1500 block of Avenue C regarding a domestic disturbance.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double its state support told a House committee. Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, told the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday that his plan to spend more than $16 million in each of the next two years on tourism would attract more visitors and their money. "There are few ways government generates revenue and jobs," Ward said.
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase how much money the state sends to nursing homes and the elderly who live at home. It would increase funding $56 million, which is 5 percent, each of the next two years. Sen.
A good amount of snowfall is causing a good amount of trouble for area anglers. Snow pack and drifts on the lakes are making for a tough time hauling fish houses off lakes, and snow or not, time is ticking. The Minnesota DNR requires houses be removed by certain dates according to where they are located. Houses south of Highway 10, including Detroit Lake, need to be off by midnight this Monday.
FARGO - Park officials here supported a proposal Wednesday to broaden who can qualify for what has been called a "family" discount on season passes at Fargo's public golf courses. The issue was taken up by the park board after a lesbian couple legally married in Iowa was denied the pass earlier this month. The discount would save them about $100 on an annual pass to the city's nine-hole golf courses. The board's facility committee met to discuss six new options to replace the existing family pass, which has required a couple to be able to legally file joint tax returns to qualify.
Income-eligible small business owners in northwest Minnesota have access to free 30-minute consultations with business attorneys as part of a joint effort between the Northwest Small Business Development Center and LegalCORPS. LegalCORPS, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization, has arranged free, statewide transactional legal assistance for small business owners and nonprofits since 2004.
Are you proud of your workforce? Could they do better? Of course, none of us are perfect. So, how do we get from our present state to the new improved desired state? Would you believe the federal government can help? The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, manages the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Their mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness and to that end they publish a book detailing criteria for performance excellence.
Snowmobile enthusiasts are invited to volunteer to be a race spotter for this weekend's races. The United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing circuit is coming to Park Rapids for the Heartland 106 race this Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3. Organizers are looking for volunteers to be stationed along the track during the race and help with other various aspects of the race either Saturday or Sunday. Saturday's race will run along Long Lake and into the Hubbard Prairie.
Join the next Legacy program, "A Visit with Emily Dickinson: Dwelling in Possibility," presented by Rhoda Jackson of Park Rapids at 1 p.m.
Officers were elected at the annual Hubbard County Republican Convention Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Park Rapids American Legion. The first guest speaker was State Rep. Steve Green, who talked about what's been happening in St. Paul since he became elected. A question and answer session was held with Representative Green. The next speaker was State Rep. Jim Newberger from Becker.