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Freedom to Breathe law marks fifth year

October 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Smoke-free bars, restaurants find business is good after ban
LUVERNE Minnesota’s Freedom to Breathe Act, the legislation that prohibited smoking inside bars, restaurants, workplaces and indoor public spaces, marked its fifth anniversary Monday, and though the milestone was worthy of celebrations Monday night in Hardwick and Marshall, local health officials say there is still more work to be done. Continue Reading

RALPH KINGSBURY: It’s a new N.D., for better — and for better yet

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

He comes from a northwest North Dakota town. He is pretty smart and well-educated, with a background including UND and a professional degree from a national, highly ranked private university.
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Sensors help seniors live at home longer

November 28, 2011 in DL-Online

Murray Goodwin is being “watched” in every room of his house, and he doesn’t mind a bit. Small sensors installed throughout his Warren home track his movement and alert health providers to changes that may signal a health problem. They contain no cameras or microphones and each is about the size of a night light. Continue Reading

Hydroponic tomato grower has good first year

November 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Dan Pierson starts business with Slayton and Murray County EDA
SLAYTON More than 200 tomato plants are lined up like soldiers and laden with fruit in the greenhouse at Three Acre Farm. Continue Reading

State leaders hope good relationships pave way to good budget

May 12, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota’s budget negotiators said they will rely on their good relationships to conclude a contentious budget deal that plugs a $5 billion deficit. Continue Reading

Shoppers crowd the malls in Christmas countdown

December 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Shoppers came out in droves on the last weekend before Christmas, tackling their gift lists and driving traffic up at malls across the country.
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Commentary: What was wrong with auto bailout? Nothing

October 24, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Among the mysteries of public opinion, this one most strains the brain: Why do so many Americans think the government rescue of Detroit automakers was a bad nay, an evil thing? The bailout has been a rousing success, and that’s the business press talking.
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