Minnesota Telephone Discounts provide affordable telephone service to low-income consumers. Discounts from state and federal funds help make telephone service more affordable so you can stay connected with jobs, family and all emergency services.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, has been set as the date for the 17th annual
St. Cloud Area Job Fair 2013. The job fair will be held at River’s Edge Convention Center, and is scheduled to run from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Minnesota WorkForce Center/Job Service and St. Cloud Times, the job fair is free to the public and offers an excellent opportunity for numerous emplolyers and job seekers to meet at one location.
Funding to assist homeowners in replacing subsurface sewage treatment systems is available from the State of Minnesota. The Stearns County Environmental Services Department can apply for these state grants on behalf of homeowners.
Eligibility for the grant requires that the homeowner have low income, the property is homesteaded by the applicant, and that the sewage treatment system is found to be an imminent threat to public health and safety. A sewage treatment system which is discharging sewage or sewage effluent to the ground surface, drainage system, ditch, storm water drain or directly to surface water, or causes a reoccurring sewage backup into a dwelling or other establishment is an imminent threat to public health and safety.
The Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce gave a plant to tne newest business in town: Casey’s General Store.
Schmidty’s Tesoro and C Store was sold last month to Casey’s which has begun some remodeling work inside and out. Many of the staff remain the same. Chris May is the new store manager.
According to regional manager, Nancy McNab, they are remodeling to make things fit, like a pizza oven and mixer for fresh-made dough. In about 6 to 12 months, everything will be remodeled to bring the store up to full Casey’s standards. “In the meantime,” said McNab, “we will offer as much as we can.” Things will be added as quickly as they can. The result, after a full remodel, will be a Casey’s store much like the one in Hutchinson that just finished a remodel.
A wine made near Kimball won top honors at the fifth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition at the University of Minnesota last Friday.
The wine that won the Governor’s Cup was Little Iza, a light, sweet wine made at Millner Heritage Vineyard and Winery by Jon Millner. The wine is named after his daughter, Izabella Millner.
The competition, now five years running, it’s the only competition for northern-tier vineyards. Panels of 21 expert judges spent the day tasting wines grown from grapes in 12 northern states and Canada.
After the wines had been allowed to linger on judges’ palates, the 2012 Little Iza wine was awarded the Minnesota Governor’s Cup for the best gold-winning Minnesota wine.