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Employee complaints force Minnesota health building evacuation

May 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Health concerns are prompting officials to begin evacuating employees from the Goodhue County Public Health building in southeast Minnesota. The Minnesota OSHA division says three main issues need to be resolved. Those include a strong sewer odor, the ceiling leaking water with visible mold, and employees complaining of headaches and nausea. Continue Reading

Opponents say Goodhue County wind project will destroy raptor habitat

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved the plan to place the turbines on 32,000 acres of land in Goodhue County. But, county Commissioner Ron Allen says regulators failed to consider an avian study that says the turbines would interfere with habitat for eagles, hawks and other birds.
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MINNESOTA: Rural popularity of voting by mail improves

November 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 500 mostly rural townships and small cities use the mail for elections. Minnesota is one of 17 states that allow mailed ballots for certain elections.
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At least 9 die in Minnesota weekend accidents

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At least nine people died in accidents on Minnesota roadways over the weekend, with two accidents claiming multiple lives. Continue Reading

New Minnesota law protects church dinner, organization fund-raisers

June 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“I felt strongly that church dinners should continue,” Cathy Thiel of Goodhue County said today after Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a provision allowing church, sportsmen, fraternal and patriotic organizations to continue their fund-raising food sales. Continue Reading