Company A, 434th Main Support Battalion of the Minnesota Army National Guard was among 23 Army units from around the world recently to receive the 2003 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence.
The Camp Ripley-based battalion won the award for outstanding maintenance programs and the unit's command supply discipline program, readiness, community involvement and training plans.
The award was preceded by a Regional Army Award for Maintenance Excellence for achievements in 2003.
Oberstar backers, DFLers to watch debate Thursday
The Friends of Jim Oberstar and the Crow Wing County DFL will host a screening party for Thursday's presidential debate at the Ramada Inn in Brainerd.
Social hour will start at 7 p.m. and debate viewing will start at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.
For more information, contact Melissa Samuelson at (218) 568-4351.
Aitkin among counties eligible for SBA grant
Aitkin County is among the counties eligible for a Small Business Administration grant that was awarded to the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund Inc.
The entrepreneur fund will receive $150,000, Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., announced.
Established in 1989, the entrepreneur fund provides training, technical assistance and financing for small businesses in the eight-county Arrowhead region.
Candidate forum for 12A seat set Monday in Baxter
BAXTER -- A candidate forum for House District 12A candidates is scheduled 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Lutheran Social Service Training Center, Suite 105, 7115 Forthun Road S., Baxter.
The forum is sponsored by Lutheran Social Service and the Minnesota Social Service Association.
Candidates for the 12A seat include Larry Anderson, Independence Party; Paul Gazelka, Republican Party; and Don Samuelson, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
Coleman announces grant for Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will receive a grant of $219,974 to establish a youth drug court, enforce a reservation curfew for youths and hire a chief and associate judge, Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., announced.
The money is part of $606,082 in grants for tribal agencies in Minnesota from the Justice Department. The goal is to improve juvenile court-related services, hire additional judges and provide counseling for young people.
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