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Archives for January 2011
Stuffed with canned fruit, bread, or maybe some soup, the backpacks distributed by two Rochester schools help tackle a problem that many Minnesotans don’t think about: children who rely on school lunch programs sometimes don’t have enough to eat on the weekends.
Just like a severe summer weather watch, the idea is to get the attention of local residents and city officials. And it works. In Fargo Moorhead the flood outlook is likely more noticed than winning Powerball numbers.
A coalition of groups in Minnesota plans to boost efforts to generate energy through solar power. The Environmental Minnesota organization wants the state to set a goal of having 10 percent of Minnesota’s electricity come from solar power by 2030.
In the first major change in student meal requirements in more than a decade, school lunches would get healthier under new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz will host a “Congress on your Corner” stop in Mankato on Friday, less than a week after a shooting rampage in Tuscon that killed six and injured 15, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.
A Duluth beach walker came across these balls of fibrous stuff on a beach near the city’s Lakewalk, not long after a New Year’s Eve storm. The round bundles — about the size of a plumb — seemed to combine plant material and other things tightly wound with bits of plastic.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is writing a new rule to require rabies vaccination for all dogs in Minnesota.
The Rochester School Board has selected veteran education administrator Jackie Silver to temporarily replace Superintendent Romain Dallemand, who leaves the district this month. Silver, executive director of the district’s Community Education Program, will become interim superintendent on Jan. 15.
An upstart Iron Range company, has signed up with international giant Cargill to push its iron recovery technology worldwide. Magnetation uses patented technology to recover marketable iron from waste piles.
Magnetation is one of the more amazing stories coming out of Minnesota’s Iron Range, a mining region that often produces rags rather than riches stories.