Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and on Monday unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City. Guggisberg said it is now headed to Gov.
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed to Governor Mark Dayton for his signature, which appears likely. Guggisberg was accompanied by her 12-year-old son, Jacob, and three of his sisters as they watched the House of Representatives approve the measure on the floor, 122 to 0.
CLARA CITY -- With her 12-year-old son Jacob at her side, Sarah Guggisberg is headed to the Capitol today to witness history in the making. Guggisberg is hopeful that the state House of Representatives will follow the lead of the Senate and ap-prove the legislation known as Jacob's Law. It assures that both parents are notified when a child is the possible victim of neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse. The Senate unanimously approved the legislation Wednesday. Guggisberg said the bill should reach the floor of the House for a vote today. It could be on Gov.
OLIVIA -- Sergio Turrubiates Jr.
OLIVIA -- Dr. Paul Thompson was everything that a small-town doctor could be, dedicated to his work, genuinely caring about his patients and always helping others. "A kind and godly man, so grace-filled," said Michal Ann Haakenson of Olivia. Haakenson and her husband, Dr. Robert Haakenson, are among the many in Olivia mourning the loss of the longtime medical doctor and friend.
OLIVIA -- Landowners in Renville County have the opportunity to hear about county plans for a re-determination of benefits on drainage systems at a meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the lower level of the Central Office Building in Olivia. The Renville County board of commissioners is looking at beginning a systematic, re-determination of benefits for ditch systems in upcoming years. Attorney Kurt Deter of St.
Paul Mikkelson on the sale of the Mikkelson Collection in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- This is straight from the category of "you don't know what you've got until it's gone." For Willmar, it soon will be gone: A three-day auction sale is scheduled May 18-20 for the entire Mikkelson Collection. The museum founded 15 years ago in Willmar by Paul Mikkelson features one of the world's largest collections of restored boats and outboard boat motors, along with model boats, electric toy trains, duck decoys, and well, almost everything to do with our boating heritage. It's famous for Mikkelson's unique collection of Falls Flyer boats, built from 1939 through 1960 by the La
GRANITE FALLS -- Partly in response to political gridlock, the Bush Foundation is sponsoring an initiative it calls InCommons. It promotes face-to-face gatherings in which participants identify the values and interests they share, and work together to reach their common.
MILAN -- Cleanup is underway at Easy Bean farm east of Milan, where a fast-moving grass fire Monday destroyed an art studio and its contents, a granary holding farming equipment, a pickup truck and tractor, and damaged two greenhouses and other equipment. The fire also destroyed a vacant house, two sheds and numerous older-model vehicles, tanks and other items on an adjoining property. The actions of rural mail carrier Paul Belseth, Milan's former fire chief, are credited with saving the home of Malena Handeen and Mike Jacobs, and their children, Hazel and Arlo. The fire was spreading from