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Jan. 11 - Stacey and Justin Lillich, Overland Park, Kan., twin girls, Claire Danielle Lillich, 6 pounds, 15.3 ounces and 18.5 inches long; and Morgan Dorothy Lillich, 7 pounds, 2.4 ounces and 19 inches long. The girls were welcomed home by sister, Maddie; and grandparents, Bruce and Trish Steinkopf of Wadena, Jim and Benda Redmond of Kansas and the late Daniel Lillich.
Between 1973 and 2012, the United States experienced 65 cases of rabies, while the National Institutes of Health offered 89 major research grants to tackle the subject. There were 266 polio cases during that time as well, and the NIH made 129 major polio research awards. Between 1973 and 2012, the United States experienced 4 million firearm injuries.
I joked on Facebook that my husband and I had decided to capitalize on our toddler son's destructive capabilities. We'd market him as a weapon of mass destruction. Enemy forces would never see him coming. My status update was soon commented on by a chorus of moms offering up their little male offspring for an army. They'd be unstoppable in their cuteness and tornado-like abilities. My friend Tammy said she was glad to know she wasn't the only one with a "Baby Destructo." I'd been warned that baby boys aren't like baby girls.
In the recent Senate committee hearing regarding the president's nominee for secretary of defense, Sen. John McCain pilloried and badgered his old friend, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel. McCain was determined to force the view that his opinion on the so-called "surge" in Iraq was the right decision despite the deaths of another 1,000 Americans and 30,000 more Iraqis. McCain summarized his interrogation of Hagel by saying, "He lacks judgment in his decisions." Wow!
Zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquatic invaders are causing enough problems on lakes in Douglas County. Let's not add Asian carp to the mix. That's why we were glad to see a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is addressing the problem with vigor. Last week, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen, Tim Walz and Rick Nolan introduced bipartisan legislation to help fight the spread of Asian carp in Minnesota's waterways. Asian carp could wreck our lakes.
Don't look now, but more economic trouble looms for the nation in less than two weeks. Unless Congress suddenly gets responsible, automatic spending cuts totaling $1 trillion over nine years will kick in on March 1. This "sequestration," as it is known, was a sort of doomsday device planted in 2011 by Democrats and Republicans to force themselves to compromise on a long-term deficit-reduction plan. Unfortunately, that grand bargain never materialized - the two sides don't like each other very much, in case you haven't noticed - and now it looks as if they might just shoot off their nose to
In his state of the union speech, President Obama said that we can't cut our way to prosperity. His idea is to tax and spend our way to prosperity. It doesn't take a financial wizard to figure out that the first step to prosperity is eliminating debt, and as any sane person knows, that can't be accomplished by taxing the rich and expanding government. The Senate and Congress aren't doing any better.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, means there is too much tension or pressure in the vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Left untreated, chronic hypertension forces the heart to work way beyond its capacity and, over time, high blood pressure can damage your arteries, kidneys, eyes and brain.
Feb. 11 A complainant alleged a landlord offered to reduce a tenant's rent in return for sexual favors. An officer said the victim needed to come forward before charges could be filed. A driver complained about harassment from a nearby carload of people who were shining a strobe light and throwing items out of their vehicle. An officer spoke with the driver and passengers about the complaint, but took no other action. Feb. 12 A 19-year-old Wadena County resident admitted to leaving messages of a suicidal nature. Two officers contacted her and her father.
Vernetta M. Olson, single, hereby conveys to Warren Speldrick, single, SE1/4 SW1/4, Sect 34, Twp. 135, R 34. Robin K. Crooker, single, hereby conveys to Cheyenne R. McManigle and Cody McManigle, as jt ten, Lot 2, Block 1, Schumacher's Addition. Timothy L. Hegge and Natividad Z. Hegge, h&w, hereby convey to Jalem Investments, LLC, E1/2 SE1/4, Section 25, Twp. 138, R 35 and W1/2 SW1/4, Section 30, Twp. 138, R 34. Gerald Imdieke, as personal representative of the estate of Adeline M.