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Everette LeRoy Baker, 84, Twin Valley, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Twin Valley Living Center. Mr. Baker was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Patch Grove, Wis., where he grew up. In 1930, the family moved to Ada, Minn., where he attended school and worked with area farmers. He worked for Odegaard Service Station and Brantel, both Ada. He sold fresh produce, meats and cheese to area homes. He raised cattle and hogs near Gary, Minn. He retired in 1992 and entered Wimmer Homes, Ada.
BISMARCK - What started as a controversial hunting bill and was watered down into a study has now gone by the wayside completely. House Bill 1058 originally proposed doing away with the process of setting state hunting regulations by gubernatorial proclamation, and having the Legislature's administrative rules committee OK regulations. The prime sponsor was Rep.
The Moorhead School District plans to buy 80 acres of cropland in north Moorhead and hopes to someday build a school on the site. "We are being proactive and thinking about the future," School Board member Carol Ladwig said. The board on Monday night approved buying the land for $360,000 from the Landfield Family Limited Partnership. The district has no immediate plans for the site, a quarter-mile east of Highway 75 and directly south of Clay County 22. But the district wants to be prepared in case Moorhead's growth warrants building a new school, Superintendent Larry Nybladh said. Distri
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakotans will vote next year on a constitutional amendment aimed at ensuring the state does not have to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. The state Senate on Monday approved the proposed amendment banning gay marriage for placement on the 2006 general election ballot. The vote was 20-14. The House passed the legislative resolution earlier, 55-14. Forum and wire reports
The summer activity guides are ready, but the West Fargo Park District is still trying to figure out hours for the swimming pool. The free pool has been funded for years by a local veterans organization. This year, the West Fargo Veterans of Foreign Wars has committed to half the $40,000 it usually gives to the outdoor swimming pool, Commander Jim Hapala said. The club has given the Parks and Recreation Department one $10,000 check, with a second check expected later on. Depending on the final donation, the Park District is considering reduced hours for Veterans Memorial Pool at 131 6th Av
The lack of gaming at Brad Hemericks bar, The Nestor, and his struggles to find a charitable organization to set up there are taking a toll on business. So when Hemerick took his concerns to Fargo city commissioners Monday and asked that organizations be allowed more than two gaming sites at a time -- not now allowed -- he was expecting a different response. I was hoping for a yes vote so this could be turned around for me and others, said Hemerick, adding that business at the Nestor, 1001 NP Ave.
A Fargo man faces a felony terrorizing charge for giving his wife prescription drugs while she slept. Kimberly Baker told police dispatched to her Fargo home Saturday that her husband, Edward Vance Baker Jr., talked of drugging her then smothering her with a pillow, court records say. Inside the Baker's south Fargo apartment, officers reported finding an intoxicated Edward Baker and a family with two young sons, ages 2 and 4, living in filth. Edward Baker, 34, 4711 17th Ave.
Rick Stern doesn't know how much his customers can be taxed before they start shopping elsewhere. He doesn't want to find out. The vice president of Straus Clothing in Fargo said Monday he's concerned about legislation to increase the state's sales tax from 5 percent to 7 percent. "We would have great reservations about trying to pay for schools with a sales tax," he said. "What if people stop shopping in Fargo? That's our big industry. We want to keep it as healthy as possible." Fargo now has a 6Ý percent sales tax.
BISMARCK - A plan to overhaul North Dakota school financing is probably too drastic to push through in a single legislative session, most of those testifying on it said Monday. "It may be the most radical change in tax policy ever," said Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem, R-Bismarck.