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ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesota Senate Democrats launched a precision strike against President Bush Monday, while leaving unscathed their support for American troops in Iraq. "It is possible to stand behind the men and women who are overseas, but not stand behind the president," an emotional Sen. Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, said. She urged removal of a reference to supporting the president from a resolution backing troops. "I'm stunned," responded Sen. Pat Pariseau, R-Farmington. Removing references to the president "is a travesty," Pariseau said.
AMBULANCE RUNS Monday: Kenneth Helmer from 1327 12th St. to hospital, 3:40 a.m. TRAIN Eastbound: No. 8 9:04 a.m. daily. Westbound: No. 7 8:49 p.m. daily.
POLICE/SHERIFF Police tickets March 18: Female, 16, Ellsworth, exhibition driving. Friday: Maria Zimmerman, Zimmerman, Minn., speeding (63-50); Joseph Hutton, Hager City, speeding (42-30), expired driver's license; Erna Taylor, 123 E.
Golden Kiwanis Golden Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. James Hotel. Brad Nagel will talk about his trip to Mount Rainier. Noontime Kiwanis Noontime Kiwanis will meet at noon Thursday at the St. James Hotel. Guest speaker will be Mike Reeves, vice president of administration for the Minnesota Wild hockey team. Troop support vigil A support our troops vigil will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at John Rich Park. Toastmasters Toastmasters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center.
ELLSWORTH -- The world felt a bit smaller for two Ellsworth High School students recently when they discovered each other's involvement with the program "Whatever" on Twin Cities' KARE TV, Channel 11. This is the third year senior Rose Carr has been on the show and freshman Sophia Grimm's first encounter after winning a talent contest. One to four times per month Carr can be seen interviewing different performers and groups on the program. "It's not as time consuming as people think," explained Carr.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The best way to summarize Zumbrota-Mazeppa's season was to watch Coach Tim McAthie being interviewed after his team's win in the Class AA state third-place game Saturday. He beamed with pride but also shed tears as the season came to an end. Zumbrota-Mazeppa easily defeated Esko 60-45 to finish with a 28-4 record. And while everyone was thrilled with the victory and ending the season on a high note, sadness, too, set in with the realization of the season coming to a close. "I just can't describe the run we've been on," McAthie said.
The dizzying pace of the high school version of March Madness came to a close this weekend with the boys state basketball tournament. Congratulations to Zumbrota-Mazeppa for the Cougars' third-place finish in Class AA and to Red Wing for the Wingers' fourth-place finish in Class AAA. Their participation completed another fine showing by area teams. The star shines brightest on state meet competitors. Wrestlers had an especially strong showing as five schools were represented -- Cannon Falls, Ellsworth, Goodhue, Lake City and Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
Testing the knowledge of competitors is what Knowledge Bowl in all about. Sam Brown commented, "It comes right down to the amazing intellectual competition." Brandon Simonson and Brown are the captains of the Red Wing High School Knowledge Bowl team. Mr. Tim Bowes is the coach. Bowes stated, "It's a worthy academic activity for team test taking." Competing against others' overall knowledge is not an easy task; therefore KB (Knowledge Bowl) meets are run in an interesting way. There are two different kinds of meets, round robin and conference meets.
At Fairview Red Wing: March 12, 2003 Victoria Ashlee was born Wednesday to Laura and Chip Leitner of Red Wing. March 16, 2003 Aiden Thomas was born Sunday to Cheryl and Tim Borgen of Red Wing. March 17, 2003 Caleb William was born Monday to Shelly and Christopher Boelter of Hager City.
Editor's note: Following are answers to questions raised in People's Platform and researched by R-E staff writers. The R-E offers this service, as questions warrant. * * * Comment: How much does it cost the city for parking monitoring including the time the public safety director spends on parking? Does the public realize they are planning to raise overtime parking rates? Is this cost effective with all the budget cuts? People will be afraid to park downtown for fear of parking fines. In 2002, monitoring cost $8,600.