Eagerly awaiting the 8th District congressional race that had come to her doorstep, Dena Monaghan sat eating lemon wedges from a sandwich baggie a couple weeks ago at Duluth's Rainbow Senior Center. "One bag of lemons a day," she said, lamenting the price of her fruit. "Sixty-nine cents a lemon is the lowest I've seen it." The 52-year-old woman lives in Tri-Towers Apartments above the center; she was happy to see Rick Nolan stop in for a campaign appearance. With just a few days until Election Day, the race in the 8th Congressional District is entering its homestretch.
Tanya Lynn Schneider, 34, Henning, warrant: drug possession. Berry Wayne Rundell, 38, Bemidji, warrant; contempt of court. Jodi Lynn Malloy, 41, Oaks, N.D., warrant: stalking. Dustin Allen Olson, 30, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation.
Wadena-Deer Creek High School's National Honor Society held a blood drive today, where students and staff had the opportunity to donate blood and help save lives. Today's NHS blood drive was so successful, it broke a new unit record. Senior NHS members Jennifer Craig and Morgan Zeise coordinated the blood drive as their community-service project. They worked hard to pre-register students and staff to be donors, put up posters, promoted the blood drive on the radio, and recruited NHS members to help serve as "blood buddies" for the drive. Their goal was 54 units of blood.
ST. PAUL -- It has been a pretty fall with Minnesotans paying attention to Ebola and real-life experiences ranging from their kids' sports to figuring out ways to afford life. Other than complaining about a spate of negative campaign television commercials, signs are that they are not as tuned in to the Nov. 4 election as they could be. "Generally, it has been a sleepy election," Chairman Ken Martin of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said. Voter attention often is tough to grab in elections when a president is not on the ballot, like happens this year.
Speeding Amy Joy Bro, 28, St.
Anderson declines debate, MIA Just as he did two years ago, 9A district candidate Mark Anderson has declined a televised debate with his opponent prior to the election. It comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with his attendance record at the State Capitol where he missed 19 floor sessions and votes vital to his district.
Oct. 16 • The theft of an all-terrain vehicle prompted a farmer to contact the sheriff's office. He told a deputy he wanted to sign it as stolen. When the deputy arrived with the paperwork the complainant chose not to sign it and asked the deputy if he could just go a find it for him. The deputy told him he could not do that without a signed form. • A Wadena businessman reported a female was impersonating a law enforcement officer. She was telling his customers where they could and could not park and disrupting his business.
Don't believe everything you've heard about Stewart Mills — except that he's the clear choice for voters on Nov. 4 to send to Washington to represent Northeastern Minnesota's sprawling 8th Congressional District. Don't believe he's a rich kid who never had to work a day in his life, as some have charged this election season. The truth is he scrubbed toilets and mopped floors for his family's Mills Fleet Farm stores. And today he's vice president in charge of administering a health plan for the chain's 6,000 employees and their families.
Wadena Chapter MDHA banquet set for Nov. 1 The 2014 annual Wadena Chapter MDHA banquet will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Wadena Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information contact Garth Albers at (218)639-8007. Volunteer drivers needed immediately in Wadena area There is a critical need for volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program in the Wadena area. Drivers deliver a hot meal to the several senior citizens unable to come to the Senior Nutrition Site at the Humphrey Manor building for lunch every day.
Jeff and Dawn Schwartz of Sebeka and Jerry and Connie Peyton of Wadena are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Marie Schwartz and Vance Charles Peyton. Sarah is a 2005 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High School and a 2006 graduate of Model College of Hair Design. She is currently attending the School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology in St. Paul to become a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist.