The 18,000-member Minnesota Disabled American Veteran (DAV) organization is once again announcing plans for the sixth annual Old Glory Run in Cold Spring, scheduled for May 18.
This event was first organized by local Cold Spring/St. Cloud area volunteers Curt and Pam Karls in 2007. They have continued organizing and coordinating the event and have played a significant role in providing funds raised through this event to the Minnesota Disabled American Veterans organization. Minnesota State DAV Commander Bob Erickson recently stated “Curt and Pam Karls have become heroes to the veterans we serve in this Central Minnesota community.
Two facilities recognized for work in area of food safety
A Sauk Centre restaurant and a Richmond school have received Stearns County’s 2012 Food Safety Awards.
Every year, Stearns County’s Environmental Services Department presents a food safety award to one school and one restaurant in the County. The awards are presented to those establishments that do an excellent job promoting food safety year after year.
From left to right are Richmond School’s Cindy Kleve, cook-baker, Irene Worm, Head Cook, and Jeff Mergen who presented the food safety award on behalf of Stearns County. Submitted photo.
South Haven City offices should be moved into the new building by the end of March. Phone numbers will not change. The address will be back to 521 Oak Ave.
Eden Valley council member Eric Reetz (third from left) read his letter of resignation from the council at their meeting Wednesday, March
6. His resignation is effective April 1. A special election must be held to fill his seat on the council. He resigned from the fire department, where he was training director, on Monday. And he resigned from the Eden Valley American Legion, where he was commander, on Friday; Darrell Ward will step into that position. Reetz has accepted a city police job in Washington state, and he and his son Ethan will move there later this month. Also pictured are police chief Ernie Junker (standing), Kevon Gabrelcik and mayor Pete Korman. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
This week at the Capitol, a number of issues took center state. None were more controversial then the passage by the full Senate of S.F.1 (Lourey) the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Act, also known as the Health Care Exchange. The bill was passed by the Senate late Thursday night after 11 hours of debate and discussion of over 40 amendments. This action follows passage of a similar bill by the House earlier this week.
This legislation is being pursued in response to the Affordable Care Act which was passed by Congress a few years ago. The exchange will act as clearinghouse for approved health care plans and Minnesotans will be able to purchase coverage through this entity. Much of the discussion surrounding the bill centered on date privacy for consumers as well as the lack of impact the bill will have on overall health care costs.