LITTLE FALLS - A public hearing on Minnesota Power's proposed electricity rates is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Morrison County Government Center.
The meeting in Little Falls and similar ones in other cities have been scheduled by Administrative Law Judge Bruce Johnson. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed papers to intervene in opposition to Minnesota Power's proposed increase.
Minnesota Power's proposal seeks to raise residential rates by an average of 24 percent and small business rates by an average of 23 percent.
Written comments may be sent to: Administrative Law Judge Bruce Johnson, Office of Administrative Hearings, P.O. Box 64620, St. Paul, Minn., 55165-0620.
Brainerd Economic Development Authority
1. Call to order.
2. Approval/amendment of agenda.
3. Approval of minutes - Sept. 15.
4. Business and Community Development Application to the Minnesota Department Employment and Economic Development for Minnesota Investment Fund Loan to assist Wausau Paper of Minnesota LLC to expand its operations at its Brainerd site - approval of.
5. Main Street coordinator, monthly report.
6. Staff reports.
7. Commissioners' comments/questions.
Vietnam Wall memorial to be at Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY - A replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be coming to the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery by Camp Ripley from Oct. 23-27, with a dedication ceremony held at 2 p.m. Oct. 25.
At the ceremony, soldiers from Morrison County and surrounding counties who lost their lives will be recognized and will be listed on the "Moving Wall."
The event is sponsored by the Son's of the American Legion Post No. 46 of Little Falls.
The traveling wall is 370 feet long and stands more than 8 feet tall at its apex. It contains the names of the 58,253 American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War.
There also will be Cost Of Freedom displays - nine large memorials represented in gold dog tags under glass to remember and honor all who died in service since Vietnam, including those who died in the 9/11 attacks.
The traveling wall and other displays will be available for viewing the entire five days.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is owned by Washington state residents Don Allen and Steve Doty. The tribute started with the traveling wall in 1997, which took 14 months to build and has been touring the country ever since.
'Faith and Fairness' will be topic of Oct. 9 town hall meeting in Brainerd
The Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organizations, will host an Oct. 9 town hall meeting in Brainerd.
The keynote speaker will be Rev. Cindi Love, an ordained minister in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. She serves as the executive director of the MCC.
The meeting will be 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Brainerd at 415 Juniper St. in Brainerd.
Brainerd panelists will be Rev. Deborah Celley, Rev. Roger Lynn and Father Robert Pierson.
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