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Retiring the flag

October 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Boy Scout Pack 35 retires the flag that flies above The Dickinson Press on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Making the grade: Salute to retiring District 518 staff

May 17, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

More than 400 years spent in the halls of Worthington District 518 schools. That’s what the combined experience adds up to for the staff members who are calling it quits at the end of this school year. The school district has a large number retiring this year, due to an early retirement incentive. Here’s a short overview of what they have contributed to local education and a few highlights of their careers. Continue Reading

A different kind of family

September 4, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

After 34 years, Kevin and Marilyn Weedman say goodbye to the county hospital.
Since 1978, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen many changes.
1981 brought more hospital beds and advances in X-ray, surgery and outpatient facilities.
Kevin and Marilyn Weedman are two of the very few who can say they have seen all of these changes before their very eyes. Continue Reading

A half-century of faithful service

July 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

To every decision there are good and bad aspects and this is no different for Alexandria’s Bernie Boesen who is retiring after 53 years of owning and operating Bernie’s Gas and Oil in Millerville.
“Leaving is sweet and sour. I’m going to miss all these great people and I really love where I work and what I do, but I owe it to my family to retire,” Bernie noted. “I have missed so many things over the years that I need to make up for.” Continue Reading

EPA rules threaten older power plants

December 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states including Minnesota will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.
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