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Entenza's think tank is shutting down

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MINNESOTA - Minnesota 2020, a think tank founded by former DFL legislator Matt Entenza seven years ago, is shutting down.

Stuart Alger, a Minneapolis attorney and Minnesota 2020 board chairman, confirmed Monday that the board will close its doors. Alger said six to eight full-time employees would be laid off — primarily writers and researchers.

Alger said the funding just hasn’t been there as it was in the past. The organization is a 501c3 nonprofit, and Alger said it relied on private support, including donations from labor organizations and foundations.

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Poet (Ashton) Closed

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Poet down in Ashton will be CLOSED Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014 and Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014. NO corn receiving or load out.

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September 30 news

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WORTHINGTON – The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the indeterminate commitment of Kenneth Shue Jr. as a sexual psychopathic personality and a sexually dangerous person.

Shue had challenged the February 2014 commitment to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program that was based on a hearing from 2012, raising evidentiary issues and arguing the evidence was insufficient to support his commitment.

Shue argued that the district court failed to prove he meets the criteria for commitment, with which the appellate court disagreed. The district court found that expert...

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MN Apellate Court affirms Shue commitment

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WORTHINGTON – The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the indeterminate commitment of Kenneth Shue Jr. as a sexual psychopathic personality and a sexually dangerous person.

Shue had challenged the February 2014 commitment to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program that was based on a hearing from 2012, raising evidentiary issues and arguing the evidence was insufficient to support his commitment.

Shue argued that the district court violated his marital privilege by relying on information from his wife’s statements and past testimony. The marital statute provides a spouse...

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September 29 news

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WORTHINGTON – One count each of criminal vehicular homicide, criminal vehicular homicide causing substantial bodily harm, careless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign have been filed against James Miller, 67, of Cylinder, Iowa. He allegedly ran the stop sign on Nobles County 35 on Sept. 19 and caused a crash between two semis that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the deceased, Charles Luze, 49, of Sioux Falls, SD, still in the cab of a semi, which had been severely damaged. In the ditch, bystanders were providing...

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District 518 School Board denies pre-school grant

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WORTHINGTON – During an early morning meeting, the District 518 School Board today denied a federal grant offered through the Minnesota Department of Education that would have paid for all-day every day pre-school for 4-year-olds that fell into the 175 to 200 percent poverty level, stating the decision to go through with the grant needed to be made too quickly and that space to house the students was of primary concern. Each member felt better about the district expanding the program on their own, rather than rushing into the grant process without appropriate planning.

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September 26 news

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LUVERNE – For the first time since June of 2012, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System on Thursday awarded a pipeline contract. The contract, which came in at two million dollars less than the engineers estimate, was for $16.5 million to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone, and includes 18 miles of pipe that will run from the Minnesota/Iowa border to Luverne. When completed, Lewis & Clark will be able to deliver water to Luverne. The substantial completion deadline is November 2015.

Roughly two-thirds of the funds for this project are being provided by the State of...

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September 25 news

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — An Orange City man faces charges following a pursuit Tuesday through portions of Sioux and Lyon Counties.

Officials say it started around 8:45 a.m. when an Orange City Police Officer was pursuing a vehicle. The pursuit continued into Lyon County southeast of George, before heading north along the Minnesota border. Stop sticks were deployed, partially disabling the vehicle. The pusuit then went back south, ending five miles southeast of Rock Rapids.

The driver, 36-year-old David Cyril Cephas Wilson of Orange City, was arrested and charged with eluding a...

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September 24 news

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WORTHINGTON – During a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Worthington City Council took a hard look at the future of Prairie View Golf Links, bringing up the need for a comprehensive exit strategy in the event it becomes necessary, and the intriguing possibility of making some changes at the golf course so it could be adapted for the game of footgolf.

According to council member Ron Wood, a footgolf course can be laid over the golf course for approximately $3,500 without overly disturbing the golf course. The game involves players kicking a soccer-type ball into a cup in as few...

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