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Knights of Columbus dontate to Together for Life Organization

The Catholic Brotherhood donated $ 5,000 to the group, which will split the funds between the Star of the North Maternity Home and the Women’s Care Center. These funds help expectant mothers in a variety of ways. “Our free medical-based pregnancy tests, our free ultrasound scans that we also make available to the community, and […]

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The Catholic Brotherhood donated $ 5,000 to the group, which will split the funds between the Star of the North Maternity Home and the Women’s Care Center.

These funds help expectant mothers in a variety of ways.

“Our free medical-based pregnancy tests, our free ultrasound scans that we also make available to the community, and any items available in our daycare club store where parents use our education program to get baby items.”

Together for Life Northland is a collaborative, nonprofit organization focused on the health of women and parenting.

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The Catholic Brotherhood donated $ 5,000 to the group, which will split the funds between the Star of the North Maternity Home and the Women’s Care Center. These funds help expectant mothers in a variety of ways. “Our free medical-based pregnancy tests, our free ultrasound scans that we also make available to the community, and […]

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These funds help expectant mothers in a variety of ways.

“Our free medical-based pregnancy tests, our free ultrasound scans that we also make available to the community, and any items available in our daycare club store where parents use our education program to get baby items.”

Together for Life Northland is a collaborative, nonprofit organization focused on the health of women and parenting.

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St. Cloud Council member Charles E. "Chuck" Cooper dies at the age of 72

Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, a member of the St. Cloud City Council who served the city for nearly four decades, passed away Saturday morning. He was 72. Mr. Cooper was first elected to the City Council in 1985. He served in office 1985-1988, 1994-1995, and 2016-2021, and was last re-elected in November 2020. He also […]

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St. Cloud Council member Charles E. "Chuck" Cooper dies at the age of 72

Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, a member of the St. Cloud City Council who served the city for nearly four decades, passed away Saturday morning. He was 72.

Mr. Cooper was first elected to the City Council in 1985. He served in office 1985-1988, 1994-1995, and 2016-2021, and was last re-elected in November 2020. He also served on the city’s Code Enforcement Board from 2003 through 2016. Cooper was also a member of the Urban Planning Committee and the Adaptation and Appeal Committee.

Mr. Cooper has served in other local organizations including the Osceola Council On Aging and the Kissimmee / Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and a disabled veteran.

“Chuck Cooper loved the city of St. Cloud,” said City Manager William Sturgeon. “He didn’t hesitate to let you know if he disagreed with you, and I respected that. He always did what he thought was best for the citizens and the city. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time. “

Mr. Cooper’s funeral is pending.

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St. Cloud Council member Charles E. "Chuck" Cooper dies at the age of 72

Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, a member of the St. Cloud City Council who served the city for nearly four decades, passed away Saturday morning. He was 72. Mr. Cooper was first elected to the City Council in 1985. He served in office 1985-1988, 1994-1995, and 2016-2021, and was last re-elected in November 2020. He also […]

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St. Cloud Council member Charles E. "Chuck" Cooper dies at the age of 72

Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, a member of the St. Cloud City Council who served the city for nearly four decades, passed away Saturday morning. He was 72.

Mr. Cooper was first elected to the City Council in 1985. He served in office 1985-1988, 1994-1995, and 2016-2021, and was last re-elected in November 2020. He also served on the city’s Code Enforcement Board from 2003 through 2016. Cooper was also a member of the Urban Planning Committee and the Adaptation and Appeal Committee.

Mr. Cooper has served in other local organizations including the Osceola Council On Aging and the Kissimmee / Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and a disabled veteran.

“Chuck Cooper loved the city of St. Cloud,” said City Manager William Sturgeon. “He didn’t hesitate to let you know if he disagreed with you, and I respected that. He always did what he thought was best for the citizens and the city. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time. “

Mr. Cooper’s funeral is pending.

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Goats may become exception to Mankato's livestock ban | Local News

Landowners struggling with sea buckthorn and other invasive species could soon have an alternative method of eradication to chemical herbicides and backbreaking labor. The city of Mankato is considering an exception to its cattle ban within the city limits to allow goats to graze under certain circumstances. “We’re almost at the end of our experiment […]

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Goats may become exception to Mankato's livestock ban | Local News

Landowners struggling with sea buckthorn and other invasive species could soon have an alternative method of eradication to chemical herbicides and backbreaking labor.

The city of Mankato is considering an exception to its cattle ban within the city limits to allow goats to graze under certain circumstances.

“We’re almost at the end of our experiment in the Land of Memories Park,” said Jeff Johnson, public works director, who was surprised by the work ethic, or at least the appetite, of the rented goats attacking the sea buckthorn infestation on the park’s hillside area. “It was impressive to watch. The animals were really behind. “

Goettl Grove, a poultry and goat farm in rural St. Peter, chewed the sea buckthorn down to its bare branches and trunks for $ 4,200 on seven hectares of the park.

Mankato had tackled Sea Buckthorn in Sibley Park a few years ago with people, both seasonal workers and Sentence to Serve crews. It was a very difficult job, said Johnson: “It took a lot of effort and a lot of people.”

The Land of Memories demonstration project came about because the city wanted to fight the sea buckthorn without disrupting potential archaeological sites in the area, which was important to the Dakota, who consider the land sacred. The Dakota leaders agreed with what they saw as a more natural solution to the problem.

Not only do goats walk easily into the countryside, their manure does not bring the smell of other livestock with it either.

The animals are brought back in autumn to attack new leaves rising from the now barren sea buckthorn stems. That should be enough to exhaust the reserves of the plants and kill them.

City officials are now considering an option for private property owners to contract with goat farms for targeted grazing, which could be particularly attractive on canyon properties, Johnson said. Not only are these steep slopes difficult or impossible to reach by machines, they are also a poor place to spray chemicals as there is an increased chance of runoff.

Residents have inquired about the possibility of targeted grazing, but ordinances generally prohibit livestock farming within the city limits. The changes under consideration would not allow permanent goat ownership in Mankato, but would require residents to contact a goat dealer for short-term grazing of no more than 30 consecutive days and no more than twice a year.

Strict fencing standards would be required to prevent goats from escaping, and signs would be required explaining that the goats are workhorses, not pets, and provide 24-hour contact information to goat owners in case of problems. There are also provisions that ensure the health and welfare of goats and require liability insurance.

The draft of the guideline is still being finalized and has to be submitted to the planning committee. But first the staff asked the city council in a working session whether the members were open to the possibility.

“We asked some neighborhoods if we wanted to do that …” said City Manager Susan Arntz, who, like Johnson, was impressed with the goats’ performance at Land of Memories. “You are phenomenal at removing sea buckthorn.”

Councilors Karen Foreman, Jenn Melby-Kelley and Mark Frost each said they heard from voters interested in grazing goats on their property. Other council members also agreed to discuss grazing regulations at a future working session. However, a variety of other topics are already queued for the upcoming working sessions, so the goats will have to line up in order not to wait until autumn or winter for their turn.

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Goats may become exception to Mankato's livestock ban | Local News

Landowners struggling with sea buckthorn and other invasive species could soon have an alternative method of eradication to chemical herbicides and backbreaking labor. The city of Mankato is considering an exception to its cattle ban within the city limits to allow goats to graze under certain circumstances. “We’re almost at the end of our experiment […]

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Goats may become exception to Mankato's livestock ban | Local News

Landowners struggling with sea buckthorn and other invasive species could soon have an alternative method of eradication to chemical herbicides and backbreaking labor.

The city of Mankato is considering an exception to its cattle ban within the city limits to allow goats to graze under certain circumstances.

“We’re almost at the end of our experiment in the Land of Memories Park,” said Jeff Johnson, public works director, who was surprised by the work ethic, or at least the appetite, of the rented goats attacking the sea buckthorn infestation on the park’s hillside area. “It was impressive to watch. The animals were really behind. “

Goettl Grove, a poultry and goat farm in rural St. Peter, chewed the sea buckthorn down to its bare branches and trunks for $ 4,200 on seven hectares of the park.

Mankato had tackled Sea Buckthorn in Sibley Park a few years ago with people, both seasonal workers and Sentence to Serve crews. It was a very difficult job, said Johnson: “It took a lot of effort and a lot of people.”

The Land of Memories demonstration project came about because the city wanted to fight the sea buckthorn without disrupting potential archaeological sites in the area, which was important to the Dakota, who consider the land sacred. The Dakota leaders agreed with what they saw as a more natural solution to the problem.

Not only do goats walk easily into the countryside, their manure does not bring the smell of other livestock with it either.

The animals are brought back in autumn to attack new leaves rising from the now barren sea buckthorn stems. That should be enough to exhaust the reserves of the plants and kill them.

City officials are now considering an option for private property owners to contract with goat farms for targeted grazing, which could be particularly attractive on canyon properties, Johnson said. Not only are these steep slopes difficult or impossible to reach by machines, they are also a poor place to spray chemicals as there is an increased chance of runoff.

Residents have inquired about the possibility of targeted grazing, but ordinances generally prohibit livestock farming within the city limits. The changes under consideration would not allow permanent goat ownership in Mankato, but would require residents to contact a goat dealer for short-term grazing of no more than 30 consecutive days and no more than twice a year.

Strict fencing standards would be required to prevent goats from escaping, and signs would be required explaining that the goats are workhorses, not pets, and provide 24-hour contact information to goat owners in case of problems. There are also provisions that ensure the health and welfare of goats and require liability insurance.

The draft of the guideline is still being finalized and has to be submitted to the planning committee. But first the staff asked the city council in a working session whether the members were open to the possibility.

“We asked some neighborhoods if we wanted to do that …” said City Manager Susan Arntz, who, like Johnson, was impressed with the goats’ performance at Land of Memories. “You are phenomenal at removing sea buckthorn.”

Councilors Karen Foreman, Jenn Melby-Kelley and Mark Frost each said they heard from voters interested in grazing goats on their property. Other council members also agreed to discuss grazing regulations at a future working session. However, a variety of other topics are already queued for the upcoming working sessions, so the goats will have to line up in order not to wait until autumn or winter for their turn.

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Around Fremont: Altrusa |  Local news

On Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st, the District Seven Conference took place for the first time as a virtual conference on Zoom. The states represented were Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Fremont had four members who served as delegates and alternates. Members present were Marian Brown, Dr. Colleen […]

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Around Fremont: Altrusa |  Local news

On Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st, the District Seven Conference took place for the first time as a virtual conference on Zoom. The states represented were Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Fremont had four members who served as delegates and alternates. Members present were Marian Brown, Dr. Colleen Dilley, Rhoda Holstine, Jakie Pawling, Dr. Jolene Schauer and Rathje.

Fremont Altrusa has been in partnership with Fremont Middle School’s Urban Tiger Room since mid-2020. Altrusa International has just approved the third grant for the Urban Tiger Room.

During the virtual conference, awards were given to clubs that submitted their literacy and aid projects during the year. Fremont Altrusa received second place in the Mamie L. Bass Service Award for work on the Urban Tiger Room. There were nine applicants with only three winners. Schauer wrote the submission for Fremont.

The District Seven Conference 2022 will be held in Duluth, Minnesota. Club members are encouraged to collect canned tabs found on pop, fruit, vegetable, and soup cans. The Duluth Altrusa Club has asked all clubs to collect the tabs for the recently built Ronald McDonald House in Duluth.

Rhoda Holstine read the emeritus memorial of Vlasta Kavan, who died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 103. Kavan was a 57-year-old member of Fremont Altrusa.

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Around Fremont: Altrusa |  Local news

On Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st, the District Seven Conference took place for the first time as a virtual conference on Zoom. The states represented were Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Fremont had four members who served as delegates and alternates. Members present were Marian Brown, Dr. Colleen […]

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Around Fremont: Altrusa |  Local news

On Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st, the District Seven Conference took place for the first time as a virtual conference on Zoom. The states represented were Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Fremont had four members who served as delegates and alternates. Members present were Marian Brown, Dr. Colleen Dilley, Rhoda Holstine, Jakie Pawling, Dr. Jolene Schauer and Rathje.

Fremont Altrusa has been in partnership with Fremont Middle School’s Urban Tiger Room since mid-2020. Altrusa International has just approved the third grant for the Urban Tiger Room.

During the virtual conference, awards were given to clubs that submitted their literacy and aid projects during the year. Fremont Altrusa received second place in the Mamie L. Bass Service Award for work on the Urban Tiger Room. There were nine applicants with only three winners. Schauer wrote the submission for Fremont.

The District Seven Conference 2022 will be held in Duluth, Minnesota. Club members are encouraged to collect canned tabs found on pop, fruit, vegetable, and soup cans. The Duluth Altrusa Club has asked all clubs to collect the tabs for the recently built Ronald McDonald House in Duluth.

Rhoda Holstine read the emeritus memorial of Vlasta Kavan, who died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 103. Kavan was a 57-year-old member of Fremont Altrusa.

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Mankato council open to adding chickens, goats, bees to menu | Local News

MANKATO – Mankato City Council is inclined to try a bit of everything with a long buffet of themes. Council members expressed their appetite for backyard chickens, some grazing goats, and maybe a bit of flavored tobacco. And that’s on top of the potentially heated discussions about police cameras, upgrades to sports and recreational facilities, […]

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Mankato council open to adding chickens, goats, bees to menu | Local News

MANKATO – Mankato City Council is inclined to try a bit of everything with a long buffet of themes. Council members expressed their appetite for backyard chickens, some grazing goats, and maybe a bit of flavored tobacco. And that’s on top of the potentially heated discussions about police cameras, upgrades to sports and recreational facilities, a major redesign of the Highway 169 corridor through the city, and more. City Manager Susan Arntz recently presented the full list of issues the city is facing from now through September, along with issues that the public has asked the council to consider. “They’re residents, they’re non-profit organizations, they’re companies,” said Arntz of the requests to add to the council’s agenda. When asked about prioritization, various council members endorsed “all of the above”. “Chickens and bees are a request from several West Mankato residents,” said Councilor Jessica Hatanpa, referring to proposed regulation changes to allow chicken coops and beehives in the backyard. No other council members said they heard local buzz about beehives, but some heard an interest in chickens and the use of goats for weed control (see backing story). “Those are the two big ones of the people I’ve talked to,” said Jenn Melby-Kelley. Karen Foreman said her constituents had raised the issue of goat pasture and greater regulation of payday loans, the short-term loans for low-income people who often carry very high interest rates. And Mayor Najwa Massad is ready to try these items, as well as possible restrictions on flavored tobacco – something that Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth imposed on menthol cigarettes. “I think we should at least consider all four,” said Massad. Mark Frost, the longest serving councilor strong in

the chicken fight in the backyard of the city

A decade ago said many of his voters were opposed to urban poultry mainly for noise reasons. “We went through the chickens,” said Frost. However, Councilor Mike Laven sees value in discussing all issues, including re-negotiating poultry. “A lot of people have moved into the church 10 years ago,” Laven said. “I also know that a lot of people have changed their outlook on life in the last 10 years.” But when it comes to any of these issues, including chickens, Laven suggested that the council be in no rush to cross that street. This summer, more pressing matters can be prioritized and the city budget can take center stage in the fall, while the less timely matters may not be added until next winter. “I don’t really have to have this ready by July, instead of ‘where does it fit into the workflow?'” He said.

MANKATO – Mankato City Council is inclined to try a bit of everything with a long buffet of themes.

Council members expressed their appetite for backyard chickens, some grazing goats, and maybe a bit of flavored tobacco. And that’s on top of the potentially heated discussions about police cameras, upgrades to sports and recreational facilities, a major redesign of the Highway 169 corridor through the city, and more.

City Manager Susan Arntz recently presented the full list of issues the city is facing from now through September, along with issues that the public has asked the council to consider.

“They’re residents, they’re non-profit organizations, they’re companies,” said Arntz of the requests to add to the council’s agenda.

When asked about prioritization, various council members endorsed “all of the above”.

“Chickens and bees are a request from several West Mankato residents,” said Councilor Jessica Hatanpa, referring to proposed regulation changes to allow chicken coops and beehives in the backyard.

No other council members said they heard local buzz about beehives, but some heard an interest in chickens and the use of goats for weed control (see backing story).

“Those are the two big ones of the people I’ve talked to,” said Jenn Melby-Kelley.

Karen Foreman said her constituents had raised the issue of goat pasture and greater regulation of payday loans, the short-term loans for low-income people who often carry very high interest rates.

And Mayor Najwa Massad is ready to try these items, as well as possible restrictions on flavored tobacco – something that Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth imposed on menthol cigarettes.

“I think we should at least consider all four,” said Massad.

Mark Frost, the senior councilor who was heavily involved in the chicken brawl in the city’s backyard a decade ago, said many of his constituents were opposed to urban poultry mainly for noise reasons.

“We went through the chickens,” said Frost.

However, Councilor Mike Laven sees value in discussing all issues, including re-negotiating poultry.

“A lot of people have moved into the church 10 years ago,” Laven said. “I also know that many people have changed their attitude towards life in the last 10 years.”

But when it comes to any of these issues, including chickens, Laven suggested that the council be in no rush to cross that street. This summer, more pressing matters can be prioritized and the city budget can take center stage in the fall, while the less timely matters may not be added until next winter.

“I don’t really have to have this ready by July, instead of ‘where does it fit into the workflow?'” He said.

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Mankato council open to adding chickens, goats, bees to menu | Local News

MANKATO – Mankato City Council is inclined to try a bit of everything with a long buffet of themes. Council members expressed their appetite for backyard chickens, some grazing goats, and maybe a bit of flavored tobacco. And that’s on top of the potentially heated discussions about police cameras, upgrades to sports and recreational facilities, […]

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Mankato council open to adding chickens, goats, bees to menu | Local News

MANKATO – Mankato City Council is inclined to try a bit of everything with a long buffet of themes. Council members expressed their appetite for backyard chickens, some grazing goats, and maybe a bit of flavored tobacco. And that’s on top of the potentially heated discussions about police cameras, upgrades to sports and recreational facilities, a major redesign of the Highway 169 corridor through the city, and more. City Manager Susan Arntz recently presented the full list of issues the city is facing from now through September, along with issues that the public has asked the council to consider. “They’re residents, they’re non-profit organizations, they’re companies,” said Arntz of the requests to add to the council’s agenda. When asked about prioritization, various council members endorsed “all of the above”. “Chickens and bees are a request from several West Mankato residents,” said Councilor Jessica Hatanpa, referring to proposed regulation changes to allow chicken coops and beehives in the backyard. No other council members said they heard local buzz about beehives, but some heard an interest in chickens and the use of goats for weed control (see backing story). “Those are the two big ones of the people I’ve talked to,” said Jenn Melby-Kelley. Karen Foreman said her constituents had raised the issue of goat pasture and greater regulation of payday loans, the short-term loans for low-income people who often carry very high interest rates. And Mayor Najwa Massad is ready to try these items, as well as possible restrictions on flavored tobacco – something that Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth imposed on menthol cigarettes. “I think we should at least consider all four,” said Massad. Mark Frost, the longest serving councilor strong in

the chicken fight in the backyard of the city

A decade ago said many of his voters were opposed to urban poultry mainly for noise reasons. “We went through the chickens,” said Frost. However, Councilor Mike Laven sees value in discussing all issues, including re-negotiating poultry. “A lot of people have moved into the church 10 years ago,” Laven said. “I also know that a lot of people have changed their outlook on life in the last 10 years.” But when it comes to any of these issues, including chickens, Laven suggested that the council be in no rush to cross that street. This summer, more pressing matters can be prioritized and the city budget can take center stage in the fall, while the less timely matters may not be added until next winter. “I don’t really have to have this ready by July, instead of ‘where does it fit into the workflow?'” He said.

MANKATO – Mankato City Council is inclined to try a bit of everything with a long buffet of themes.

Council members expressed their appetite for backyard chickens, some grazing goats, and maybe a bit of flavored tobacco. And that’s on top of the potentially heated discussions about police cameras, upgrades to sports and recreational facilities, a major redesign of the Highway 169 corridor through the city, and more.

City Manager Susan Arntz recently presented the full list of issues the city is facing from now through September, along with issues that the public has asked the council to consider.

“They’re residents, they’re non-profit organizations, they’re companies,” said Arntz of the requests to add to the council’s agenda.

When asked about prioritization, various council members endorsed “all of the above”.

“Chickens and bees are a request from several West Mankato residents,” said Councilor Jessica Hatanpa, referring to proposed regulation changes to allow chicken coops and beehives in the backyard.

No other council members said they heard local buzz about beehives, but some heard an interest in chickens and the use of goats for weed control (see backing story).

“Those are the two big ones of the people I’ve talked to,” said Jenn Melby-Kelley.

Karen Foreman said her constituents had raised the issue of goat pasture and greater regulation of payday loans, the short-term loans for low-income people who often carry very high interest rates.

And Mayor Najwa Massad is ready to try these items, as well as possible restrictions on flavored tobacco – something that Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth imposed on menthol cigarettes.

“I think we should at least consider all four,” said Massad.

Mark Frost, the senior councilor who was heavily involved in the chicken brawl in the city’s backyard a decade ago, said many of his constituents were opposed to urban poultry mainly for noise reasons.

“We went through the chickens,” said Frost.

However, Councilor Mike Laven sees value in discussing all issues, including re-negotiating poultry.

“A lot of people have moved into the church 10 years ago,” Laven said. “I also know that many people have changed their attitude towards life in the last 10 years.”

But when it comes to any of these issues, including chickens, Laven suggested that the council be in no rush to cross that street. This summer, more pressing matters can be prioritized and the city budget can take center stage in the fall, while the less timely matters may not be added until next winter.

“I don’t really have to have this ready by July, instead of ‘where does it fit into the workflow?'” He said.

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Duluth Minnesota Legal Notices |  Duluth News Box

  Notice to the public hearing Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd […]

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Notice to the public hearing
Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd Development, LLC (developer) for the development of approximately 32 residential units, of which no less than 4 will be made available for rent at or below 60% of the median land income the property, which is legally described as follows:
THIS PART OF THE ODD NUMBERED LOTS 85 TO 95 BLK 28 NLY FROM R / W FROM W 2ND STREET & ELY FROM R / W FROM MESABA BEDS ON THE WORST COR FROM LOT 95 THEN ALONG THE SWLY LINE FROM LOT 95 ON AN ASSIGNED WAREHOUSE FROM N48DEG20 ‘ 33 “W 14.76 FT TO ELY R / W LINE FROM MESABA AVE THEENCE N01DEG40’39” W LONG SAID ELY R / W 103.03 FT THEN N48DEG20’42 “W LONG SAID ELY R / W 9.51 FT THEN N41DEG38 ’24 “E ALONG SAID ELY R / W 55 FT THEN N19DEG19’42” W ALONG SAID ELY R / W 51.47 FT TO SELY R / W LINE OF THE ALLEY IN BLK 28 THEN N41DEG38’24 “E LONG SAID SELY R / W 79 FT THEN S48DEG21 ’01 “E 41.38 FT THEN N47DEG40’58” E 59.25 FT THEN S48DEG 21’07 “E 12.62 FT TO ONLY R / W FROM W 2ND STREET THEN 30.96 FT ALONG ONLY R / W ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE CONCAVE WITH A RADIUS OF 259.73 FT, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 06DEG 49’41 “THE CHORD FROM S04DEG18’34” W THEN WEARS S00DEG53’43 “W ONLY R / W 43.58 FT THEN 63.82 FT ONLY R / W ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE CONCAVE W WITH A RADIUS OF 183.62 FT A CENTRAL ANGLE FROM 19DEG54’54 “THE CHORD FROM THE S10DEG51’10” W THEN S41DEG38’13 “W 180.69 FT TO PT FROM BEG, DULUTH’S OWN THIRD DIVISION, property tax package number 010-1250-00330.
DEDA will consider providing the Project with a corporate grant in the form of a Tax Increase Financing (“TIF”) of up to $ 1,200,000 from the TIF proceeds from the development of the property described above for up to 26 years.
The public can view the terms of the agreement on DEDA’s website at http://www.duluthdeda.org. All interested parties can follow and attend the public hearing by: http://www.duluthdeda.org/live-meeting punctually at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday 23 June 2021, and submitting written comments to DEDA in prior to the meeting about the DEDA website at http://www.duluthdeda.org/contact-us/ or by email to cfleege@duluthmn.gov and DEDA will decide whether the agreement is advisable.
DEDA’s regular meeting point is the Duluth City Council Chambers at City Hall, 411 West First Street, in Duluth, Minnesota. At this point in time, DEDA board members have no intention of attending the meeting in person; Due to ever evolving restrictions and guidance from state and federal officials and agencies, DEDA directors will attend the meeting remotely by telephone or other electronic means, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021.
(June 12, 2021) 2892912

Comparing Pandora and Eve

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  Notice to the public hearing Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd […]

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Notice to the public hearing
Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd Development, LLC (developer) for the development of approximately 32 residential units, of which no less than 4 will be made available for rent at or below 60% of the median land income the property, which is legally described as follows:
THIS PART OF THE ODD NUMBERED LOTS 85 TO 95 BLK 28 NLY FROM R / W FROM W 2ND STREET & ELY FROM R / W FROM MESABA BEDS ON THE WORST COR FROM LOT 95 THEN ALONG THE SWLY LINE FROM LOT 95 ON AN ASSIGNED WAREHOUSE FROM N48DEG20 ‘ 33 “W 14.76 FT TO ELY R / W LINE FROM MESABA AVE THEENCE N01DEG40’39” W LONG SAID ELY R / W 103.03 FT THEN N48DEG20’42 “W LONG SAID ELY R / W 9.51 FT THEN N41DEG38 ’24 “E ALONG SAID ELY R / W 55 FT THEN N19DEG19’42” W ALONG SAID ELY R / W 51.47 FT TO SELY R / W LINE OF THE ALLEY IN BLK 28 THEN N41DEG38’24 “E LONG SAID SELY R / W 79 FT THEN S48DEG21 ’01 “E 41.38 FT THEN N47DEG40’58” E 59.25 FT THEN S48DEG 21’07 “E 12.62 FT TO ONLY R / W FROM W 2ND STREET THEN 30.96 FT ALONG ONLY R / W ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE CONCAVE WITH A RADIUS OF 259.73 FT, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 06DEG 49’41 “THE CHORD FROM S04DEG18’34” W THEN WEARS S00DEG53’43 “W ONLY R / W 43.58 FT THEN 63.82 FT ONLY R / W ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE CONCAVE W WITH A RADIUS OF 183.62 FT A CENTRAL ANGLE FROM 19DEG54’54 “THE CHORD FROM THE S10DEG51’10” W THEN S41DEG38’13 “W 180.69 FT TO PT FROM BEG, DULUTH’S OWN THIRD DIVISION, property tax package number 010-1250-00330.
DEDA will consider providing the Project with a corporate grant in the form of a Tax Increase Financing (“TIF”) of up to $ 1,200,000 from the TIF proceeds from the development of the property described above for up to 26 years.
The public can view the terms of the agreement on DEDA’s website at http://www.duluthdeda.org. All interested parties can follow and attend the public hearing by: http://www.duluthdeda.org/live-meeting punctually at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday 23 June 2021, and submitting written comments to DEDA in prior to the meeting about the DEDA website at http://www.duluthdeda.org/contact-us/ or by email to cfleege@duluthmn.gov and DEDA will decide whether the agreement is advisable.
DEDA’s regular meeting point is the Duluth City Council Chambers at City Hall, 411 West First Street, in Duluth, Minnesota. At this point in time, DEDA board members have no intention of attending the meeting in person; Due to ever evolving restrictions and guidance from state and federal officials and agencies, DEDA directors will attend the meeting remotely by telephone or other electronic means, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021.
(June 12, 2021) 2892912

Comparing Pandora and Eve

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Our View: Ethnic studies benefits all students | Editorials

  Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year. The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased […]

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Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year.

The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased by a whole percentage point compared to 2019 to 88%. The graduation rate in Minnesota rose only slightly, but set a new record of 84%. Mankato East and West High Schools had a 90 percent graduation rate, while the alternative Central High School scored 45 percent.

The graduation gap between white and black students was the best news. With a completion rate of 75% among black students, the gap was closed by 6 percentage points in 2020. This is good progress on an important issue.

Given the adversity the pandemic brought, it is good to see such success. It shows the resilience of those who work in education.

Heat and humidity

Thumbs down on this miserable hot weather so early in the summer that weighs on people, plants and energy savings.

In this record run, producers in the region lose some of their vegetables on the 10-day stretch of 90-degree plus days. Even with additional watering, it’s too hot too soon for many crops, including peas that burn and radishes that germinate prematurely. Newly planted trees, bushes and turf are also felled.

The city of Mankato has put irrigation restrictions in place to conserve water as the hot, dry weather persists. The city pumped more than 8.2 million gallons on Wednesday, almost twice as much as it did on May 9, when the maximum temperature was 63 degrees.

Despite falling humidity and falling high temperatures forecast for this weekend, the relief doesn’t mean we’ll be out of the woods in the long run. Scientists have been warning us for years: These extreme weather patterns are due to global warming.

As we experience the June days pass with a much stronger intensity than we are used to, we should keep in mind that reducing our own energy consumption and saving as much as possible will have a greater effect if we all participate.

Share the vaccination premium

Thumbs up for the Commitment of the Group of Seven – the economic powerhouses of the developed world – this week to provide at least a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to the less economically fortunate of the planet.

As outlined ahead of the G7 meeting in England, the United States, with a large supply of vaccines and declining vaccination demand, will provide half of the promised doses.

This is much less of a sacrifice by the United States than it appears. The short shelf life of vaccines approved for use in this country makes this a suggestion for use or loss. Better to use the vaccines elsewhere than to let them spoil here on the shelves.

For some G7 members, the allocation of cans for the international effort is indeed a sacrifice. But a global pandemic won’t stop being a pandemic as long as the virus thrives somewhere. Persistent hotspots around the world increase the possibility of variants that could defeat today’s vaccines.

So, yes, the United States will benefit from vaccinating Africa, South America, and Asia. It would also benefit if your own anti-vaccine people rolled up their sleeves and took the sting.

Suffrage

Thumbs down to Republicans in Congress for blocking legislation for full and fair access to voting.

The bill is needed as a number of states with Republican lawmakers and governors are rushing to pass bills that put a number of barriers up for voters. Your motivation is clear: you want to keep as many minorities and disadvantaged voters as possible away from the polls.

Democrats in Congress must continue to work to negotiate a bill that would find enough support to pass.

Comparing Pandora and Eve

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  Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year. The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased […]

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Our View: Ethnic studies benefits all students | Editorials

 

Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year.

The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased by a whole percentage point compared to 2019 to 88%. The graduation rate in Minnesota rose only slightly, but set a new record of 84%. Mankato East and West High Schools had a 90 percent graduation rate, while the alternative Central High School scored 45 percent.

The graduation gap between white and black students was the best news. With a completion rate of 75% among black students, the gap was closed by 6 percentage points in 2020. This is good progress on an important issue.

Given the adversity the pandemic brought, it is good to see such success. It shows the resilience of those who work in education.

Heat and humidity

Thumbs down on this miserable hot weather so early in the summer that weighs on people, plants and energy savings.

In this record run, producers in the region lose some of their vegetables on the 10-day stretch of 90-degree plus days. Even with additional watering, it’s too hot too soon for many crops, including peas that burn and radishes that germinate prematurely. Newly planted trees, bushes and turf are also felled.

The city of Mankato has put irrigation restrictions in place to conserve water as the hot, dry weather persists. The city pumped more than 8.2 million gallons on Wednesday, almost twice as much as it did on May 9, when the maximum temperature was 63 degrees.

Despite falling humidity and falling high temperatures forecast for this weekend, the relief doesn’t mean we’ll be out of the woods in the long run. Scientists have been warning us for years: These extreme weather patterns are due to global warming.

As we experience the June days pass with a much stronger intensity than we are used to, we should keep in mind that reducing our own energy consumption and saving as much as possible will have a greater effect if we all participate.

Share the vaccination premium

Thumbs up for the Commitment of the Group of Seven – the economic powerhouses of the developed world – this week to provide at least a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to the less economically fortunate of the planet.

As outlined ahead of the G7 meeting in England, the United States, with a large supply of vaccines and declining vaccination demand, will provide half of the promised doses.

This is much less of a sacrifice by the United States than it appears. The short shelf life of vaccines approved for use in this country makes this a suggestion for use or loss. Better to use the vaccines elsewhere than to let them spoil here on the shelves.

For some G7 members, the allocation of cans for the international effort is indeed a sacrifice. But a global pandemic won’t stop being a pandemic as long as the virus thrives somewhere. Persistent hotspots around the world increase the possibility of variants that could defeat today’s vaccines.

So, yes, the United States will benefit from vaccinating Africa, South America, and Asia. It would also benefit if your own anti-vaccine people rolled up their sleeves and took the sting.

Suffrage

Thumbs down to Republicans in Congress for blocking legislation for full and fair access to voting.

The bill is needed as a number of states with Republican lawmakers and governors are rushing to pass bills that put a number of barriers up for voters. Your motivation is clear: you want to keep as many minorities and disadvantaged voters as possible away from the polls.

Democrats in Congress must continue to work to negotiate a bill that would find enough support to pass.

Comparing Pandora and Eve

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud. One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9). Rox […]

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud.

One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9).

Rox Pitching did the rest. Minot State pitcher RJ Martinez allowed three hits and hit seven in six innings, while Noah Myhre pitched the final three innings to complete the shutout.

Charlie Rhee had two hits to spearhead the huskies who will try to get back at the Waterloo Bucks at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday.

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud. One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9). Rox […]

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud.

One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9).

Rox Pitching did the rest. Minot State pitcher RJ Martinez allowed three hits and hit seven in six innings, while Noah Myhre pitched the final three innings to complete the shutout.

Charlie Rhee had two hits to spearhead the huskies who will try to get back at the Waterloo Bucks at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday.

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned […]

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned to Minneapolis.

Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter to see the solar eclipse. Photo: Getty Images

Delta Air Lines flies special Airbus A319 charters

On Thursday morning, Delta Air Lines flew a chartered Airbus A319 with a light load over Canada. Organized by Sky & Telescope magazine, a few dozen lucky eclipse lovers were able to see the annular eclipse after sunrise over southern Canada.

The plane left Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at 3:15 a.m. local time. The plane headed north, over Minnesota, and crossed the Canadian border. The astronomer Glenn Schneider calculated the route. Mr. Schneider has years of experience tracking solar eclipses since the early 1970s. He was on the path of totality 33 times.

According to RadarBox.com, the plane spent three hours and 22 minutes in the air. The A319, registered as N351NB, ended the flight and resumed commercial service with Delta later that evening.

A319The route of the Airbus A319 over Canada. Photo: RadarBox.com

Shortly after sunrise, Delta Line Check Pilot Art Smith tilted the starboard wing of the aircraft slightly. Tilting the wing down enabled the passengers seated on the right side of the plane to experience the annular solar eclipse in its entirety. There were no passengers on the left. The passengers could see the “ring of fire” of the annular solar eclipse.

darknessAn annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and earth. The moon blocks much of the sun, leaving only the sun’s outer ring outside of the moon’s shadow. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

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Prepare for the flight

For a flight that lasted just over three hours, observing the solar eclipse took just over four minutes.

However, preparing for the flight took a lot of time and training. Pilot Art Smith said the following about training for the flight:

“In order to keep the winglet below the horizon and maintain the desired course, it was determined that we had to fly the aircraft with the autopilot off – which makes it a little more difficult. We ran the profile in the simulator to make sure we had enough rowing authority at 39,000 feet. Once in flight it worked exactly as we found it in the simulator. It was really great, almost spiritual, to see the solar eclipse in its full ring shape. It was really a ring of fire and one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. “

Delta A319The flight required a lot of planning. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

The various Delta teams had to coordinate for the special flight. MSP-based employees from Airport Customer Services (ACS), TechOps, In-Flight and others worked to ensure that the flight ran smoothly.

Jeff Hart, General Manager, ACS at MSP, said the following:

“I was lucky enough to be part of this great experience. Due to the complexity of this flight, the MSP team has been planning on for about a month to make sure everything went well. The feedback from everyone on board was exaggerated. Every customer I spoke to raved about the experience of the solar eclipse itself and the flawless execution by the Delta team. “

Landscape charter

Panorama charter flights like these are not uncommon in the aviation industry. The Qantas Supermoon flight in late May is one such example. The Australian airline has also flown a charter to see the impressive southern lights.

Delta A319Delta isn’t the only airline that has operated a special scenic flight to nowhere. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Airlines have been offering sightseeing flights to nowhere since the beginning of the crisis. In regions with severe travel restrictions, airlines like Qantas, Starlux, Fiji Airways and ANA have jumped on the trend of flying to nowhere and have tried to offer passengers the opportunity to soar.

What do you think of such special flights? Should they be done more often? Let us know in the comments!

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned […]

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned to Minneapolis.

Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter to see the solar eclipse. Photo: Getty Images

Delta Air Lines flies special Airbus A319 charters

On Thursday morning, Delta Air Lines flew a chartered Airbus A319 with a light load over Canada. Organized by Sky & Telescope magazine, a few dozen lucky eclipse lovers were able to see the annular eclipse after sunrise over southern Canada.

The plane left Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at 3:15 a.m. local time. The plane headed north, over Minnesota, and crossed the Canadian border. The astronomer Glenn Schneider calculated the route. Mr. Schneider has years of experience tracking solar eclipses since the early 1970s. He was on the path of totality 33 times.

According to RadarBox.com, the plane spent three hours and 22 minutes in the air. The A319, registered as N351NB, ended the flight and resumed commercial service with Delta later that evening.

A319The route of the Airbus A319 over Canada. Photo: RadarBox.com

Shortly after sunrise, Delta Line Check Pilot Art Smith tilted the starboard wing of the aircraft slightly. Tilting the wing down enabled the passengers seated on the right side of the plane to experience the annular solar eclipse in its entirety. There were no passengers on the left. The passengers could see the “ring of fire” of the annular solar eclipse.

darknessAn annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and earth. The moon blocks much of the sun, leaving only the sun’s outer ring outside of the moon’s shadow. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

Stay informed: Log In for our daily and weekly aviation news.

Prepare for the flight

For a flight that lasted just over three hours, observing the solar eclipse took just over four minutes.

However, preparing for the flight took a lot of time and training. Pilot Art Smith said the following about training for the flight:

“In order to keep the winglet below the horizon and maintain the desired course, it was determined that we had to fly the aircraft with the autopilot off – which makes it a little more difficult. We ran the profile in the simulator to make sure we had enough rowing authority at 39,000 feet. Once in flight it worked exactly as we found it in the simulator. It was really great, almost spiritual, to see the solar eclipse in its full ring shape. It was really a ring of fire and one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. “

Delta A319The flight required a lot of planning. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

The various Delta teams had to coordinate for the special flight. MSP-based employees from Airport Customer Services (ACS), TechOps, In-Flight and others worked to ensure that the flight ran smoothly.

Jeff Hart, General Manager, ACS at MSP, said the following:

“I was lucky enough to be part of this great experience. Due to the complexity of this flight, the MSP team has been planning on for about a month to make sure everything went well. The feedback from everyone on board was exaggerated. Every customer I spoke to raved about the experience of the solar eclipse itself and the flawless execution by the Delta team. “

Landscape charter

Panorama charter flights like these are not uncommon in the aviation industry. The Qantas Supermoon flight in late May is one such example. The Australian airline has also flown a charter to see the impressive southern lights.

Delta A319Delta isn’t the only airline that has operated a special scenic flight to nowhere. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Airlines have been offering sightseeing flights to nowhere since the beginning of the crisis. In regions with severe travel restrictions, airlines like Qantas, Starlux, Fiji Airways and ANA have jumped on the trend of flying to nowhere and have tried to offer passengers the opportunity to soar.

What do you think of such special flights? Should they be done more often? Let us know in the comments!

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Border Patrol Arrests Over 100 in a Stash House

The evenings’s note-worthy report.  In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo. The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 […]

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Border Patrol Arrests Over 100 in a Stash House

The evenings’s note-worthy report.

 In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo.

The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 when over 100 undocumented individuals were found inside the alleged stash house.  The individuals were identified as nationals of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

All the undocumented individuals were taken into custody for further investigation.  None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) and all were medically screened.

The smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses has not been deterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Stash house incidents such as this pose a threat not only to the people exploited by human smuggling but also to the people and safety of our Nation.

Take a stand against these criminal organizations and other potentially dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity in our neighborhoods

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Border Patrol Arrests Over 100 in a Stash House

The evenings’s note-worthy report.

 In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo.

The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 when over 100 undocumented individuals were found inside the alleged stash house.  The individuals were identified as nationals of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

All the undocumented individuals were taken into custody for further investigation.  None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) and all were medically screened.

The smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses has not been deterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Stash house incidents such as this pose a threat not only to the people exploited by human smuggling but also to the people and safety of our Nation.

Take a stand against these criminal organizations and other potentially dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity in our neighborhoods

Comparing Pandora and Eve

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