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Bruce Kuehmichel
Bruce Kuehmichel
Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:27 PM

On Oct. 21, opponents of frac sand mining presented local officials with a petition to ban the practice within the bounds of Houston County — before it gets a foothold.

  • When ISD #297 directors met on Oct. 20, Election Day was on everyone's mind. With an important school referendum renewal on the ballot, Superintendent Rachel Udstuen questioned members on what type of feedback they have had so far from residents.

  • The Spring Grove City Council asked their attorney to write a pair of letters last week. Both had to do with last year's Main Street reconstruction project.

  • The Ability Building Center Houston County recognition banquet was held Oct. 23 at the Four Seasons Community Center, Caledonia. This is the 13th joint recognition banquet and the 13th year hosting in Houston County since the merger of ABC Works and Woodland Industries.

  • A pair of public hearings held for Houston County applicants ran into some problems last week.

  • Houston County petitioned to ban frac sand mines

    On Oct. 21, opponents of frac sand mining presented local officials with a petition to ban the practice within the bounds of Houston County — before it gets a foothold.

  • Cub Scouts learn about native prairie

    The local Cub Scouts met at Shooting Star Native Seeds for information about prairie plants and an office tour at their monthly pack meeting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21.

  • Area residents help Kids Against Hunger

    A wide grin spread on Damon Meiners’ face as he looked out at the crowd of 120-plus volunteers. “We have even more people here than we expected,” he said.

  • Turning 100 years young

    The year was 1914. The year that the first steamboat passed through the Panama Canal, a first-class stamp cost 2 cents, and World War I began. It was also a very special year for Melvin George and Amanda Peterson — the birth of their daughter, Ragnhild.

  • Students hosting food drive to help fill the shelves at Houston County Food Shelf

    The Spring Grove High School Student Council is excited to kick off their food drive with a variety of events and activities to help them collect food for the Houston County Food Shelf. The students are participating in the sixth annual Channel One Student Food Drive from now until Nov. 15.

  • Houston County purchase a First for Quail Forever

    “It's kind of a stepping-stone to bringing quail back,” Thurman Tucker said last week. As Minnesota coordinator for Quail Forever, Tucker has spent decades working on behalf of the chunky little birds.

  • 200th anniversary of Norwegian Constitution celebrated in Spring Grove

    “Spring Grove is undoubtedly the most Norwegian community in America,” Gary Gandrud said last Saturday. As honorary counsel general of Norway, Gandrud was on hand to bring greetings from the Norwegian Crown to a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of that country's constitution.

  • Love comes to deer camp: YOOH presents ‘Escanaba in Love’

    The crazy Soady men are back at deer camp in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) for another deer hunting adventure, but (gasp!) one of them brings a woman with him to camp! Isn’t that against deer camp rules?

  • Giants to Host Celebration

    Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove will mark the Bicentenary of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution on Oct. 18-19 with some special events.

  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to accept bids from two contractors for a pair of power pole replacement jobs on Oct. 7.

  • Following a public hearing on the matter, Houston County commissioners approved a pair of tax abatements for economic development on Oct. 7.


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