ST. PAUL -- Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, said Gov. Jesse Ventura's decision to veto the "women's right to know" anti-abortion bill was contrary to assurances he gave lawmakers and the public.
"I strongly, strongly disagree with this veto," Wenzel, a pro-life advocate for many years, said last week. "This was a reasonable bill that would have given women resources to make a better, more informed decision about abortion. It was not extreme, unless you believe that there should be no limits whatsoever on abortions. It seems that he or his staff misled legislators and the public by initially saying this bill met his principles. This veto will severely damage his public support."
However, the issue could return to the Governor later this year, Wenzel noted. Last month, the House voted to put a similar "right to know" provision into a budget bill for state agencies.
LF kindergarten fee schedule
LITTLE FALLS -- A fee schedule required for kindergartners, who attend the Little Falls School District, is only for ones who go all day everyday.
School board members approved the monthly payments last week. If a child does not attend kindergarten all day everyday, the fee is not required.
LF School Board meets Wednesday
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the superintendent's office at Little Falls Community High School.
The board will meet in closed session for a performance evaluation.
Just for Kix winners listed
Just for Kix annual United We Dance competition was held April 8 at Brainerd High School where 68 Just For Kix dance team groups from Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa competed.
Listed before are the divisions that Brainerd groups participated in: Mini Kix AAAAA (large class division), Brainerd fifth grade, first place, Brainerd fourth grade, second place, Pequot Lakes and Crosby (tied), third place, Willmar, fourth place, and Marshall, fifth place.
Middle Kix AAAA (medium class division), Brainerd Monday seventh grade, first place, Aitkin, second place, Sauk Rapids sixth grade, third place, Crosby, fourth place, and Princeton, fifth place.
Middle Kix AAAAA (large class division), West Fargo seventh grade, first place, Willmar, second place, Brainerd Tuesday seventh grade, third place, West Fargo sixth grade, fourth place, Brainerd sixth grade, fifth place, and Pequot Lakes, sixth place.
Junior Kix A (small class), Brainerd Monday ninth grade, first place, Sauk Rapids, second place, Elk River, third place, Moorhead, fourth place, and Avon, fifth place.
Junior Kix AA (large class), Brainerd Tuesday ninth grade, first place, Willmar, second place, Brainerd eighth grade, third place, and West Fargo, fourth place.
Census Bureau needs help
The Census Bureau is still hiring workers in several areas in which households did not receive census questionnaires.
This means census workers will be visiting all households in these areas. It is essential for each town to have an accurate count. Federal funding for programs will be based on an accurate population count.
To find out how to become a census worker, call 1-888-325-7733.
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