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Ed and Alisyn Keil of Perham will receive special recognition for their commitment to leadership and the community at the Agassiz Leaders Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 23 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. They, along with individuals from 13 other counties in northwestern and west central Minnesota, will be recognized for their involvement. Ed, along with his uncle, farms more than 2,000 acres of cropland, which includes wheat, corn, kidney beans, sunflowers, alfalfa and food grade soybeans. In addition to their own fields, they do custom farming and hauling.
The Perham High School Band will perform a concert of jazz and popular music on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The show will be held at the high school auditorium and is free to all who would like to attend. Music shared will include jazz tunes like, "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing!)," songs by the Jackson 5 ("I Want you Back"), and other happy, upbeat music to help shake those winter blues away.
HAWLEY -- The first time Hawley and Perham met in boys hoops this season, it was a dogfight, ending in a 69-67 double-overtime loss for the Nuggets. That was their only loss of the season. In Friday's rematch, the No. 3-ranked team in Class 2A brought their boxing gloves and delivered a knockout punch early, as the Nuggets rolled the Yellowjackets 68-50 to stay atop the Heart O'Lakes Conference. "We came out all cylinders rolling, and we punched them in the mouth, and they couldn't recover from it," said Hawley forward Devon Pekas, who netted 15 of his 16 points in the first half.
Prairie Wind Middle School announced its Outstanding Yellowjackets for second quarter. Outstanding Yellowjackets receive a coupon for two free hot chocolates or steamers at the Wild Goose and lunch with their principal at Pizza Ranch. The one-year-old program acknowledges students who achieve academic improvement or growth, behavior improvement, show a willingness to help others, display a positive, friendly attitude and are overall good people at PWMS.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's financial picture is improving, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed in his Wednesday night State of the State address, but policies in the last decade have hampered progress. His solution? Approve the $38 billion two-year budget he proposed two weeks ago that includes more than $3 billion in higher taxes on the rich and a reworked sales tax. "My proposals have already aroused considerable controversy," Dayton said. "Such debate is healthy in our democracy. The genius of our system of governance is that no one gets to have it all her or his way.
Spots are still available for vendors at the Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show, but the venue is filling up fast. Those interested in participating are encouraged to reserve a space soon. Featuring free admission this year, the show is expected to draw in a large crowd. The show will be held at the Perham Area Community Center on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Perham Area Community Center was the site of a three-day bargain-fest this past weekend, at the Perham Area Group Liquidation Sale. Businesses from all around Perham and beyond were selling goods at deep discounts. Customers had their pick of merchandise, from clothing to furniture to automobiles and more.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched an "eagle cam," a live online video feed of a pair of nesting American bald eagles in the Twin Cities. The webcam started operating this week at www.eaglecam.dnr.state.mn.us . The camera was installed above the nest late last year with the help of an Xcel Energy boom truck and Floyd Security. Located in the Twin Cities, the DNR is not disclosing the exact location of the nest to prevent crowds that might distract the eagles.
DILWORTH, Minn. - At age 23, Clifford Bjerke's mother was worried he'd become an old bachelor. So she sent him down the road to visit young Mildred Warwick, the only girl she knew worth marrying. Clifford knew 18-year-old Mildred loved horses, so he jumped on his "Black Beauty" horse to pay her visit. He started to worry she would pick the horse instead of him. She didn't. The couple married June 1, 1937, in a Crocker, S.D., parsonage.
Duluth is about to take Bismarck's challenge lying down. With its arms and legs waving in the snow. At 11 a.m. Saturday, thousands of people will lie in the snow on athletic fields at the University of Minnesota Duluth, trying to make enough snow angels at once to get into Guinness World Records. In the process, they'll raise tens of thousands of dollars to help provide clean drinking water for an indigenous people in Ethiopia. The "Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause" event is the brainchild of the Rotary of Duluth Club 25 and the Proctor High School DECA club.