The holiday season is traditionally time when many of us take stock of where we are personally and also reflect on the state of our community and nation.
It seems like the perfect opportunity to indulge in bit of wishing and hoping for 2013.
GARRISON - The Garrison, Kathio, West Mille Lacs Lake Sanitary District's board on Thursday unanimously approved a 2013 levy of $350,000 - lower than the $500,000 levy board members had considered earlier.
A Level 3 predatory offender who was originally scheduled to be released Thursday, Dec. 20, to live in a rural Aitkin residence is not going to be released at this time, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) said.
Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, has been elected assistant majority leader in the new DFL majority. He also will serve as vice chair of the Capital Investment Committee.
The retired teacher was one of seven assistant majority leaders elected last weekend.
■ Minnesota Chamber ■ details its priorities
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members on Friday heard a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce official outline his organization's priorities for the Legislature at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's Eggs and Issues event.
AXTER - New and veteran lawmakers on Friday offered views on subjects ranging from changing the primary election date to chili cook-offs at the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber's Eggs and Issues event at Arrowwood Lodge.
Mille Lacs Lake fishing guides contacted Thursday expressed satisfaction that legislation restoring Minnesota's authority to permit and inspect vessels on that lake is on its way to the White House for a likely signature.