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Tom's tips: Sartell, Rocori have baseball doubleheader

Sartell is host to Rocori at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Champion Field ...
St. Cloud Cathedral baseball, 7 p.m. at Joe Faber Field. Pierz (3-0 Central Minnesota, 4-2 overall) is in first place in its conference and Cathedral (4-0) is No. 1-ranked and the defending ...

Sports roundup from Thursday, April 23

“Sartell threw their best pitcher at us ...
The Osakis girls golf team finished second to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the second Central Minnesota Conference meet of the season Thursday at the Shamrock Golf Course in Rockford. BBE shot a score of 182 ...

Cards second at Sartell

Their first home invite is next Tuesday when Fergus Falls, Little Falls and Sartell come to AAHS at 4 p.m. Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

Dairyland Power Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio

Sartell Hydro is expected to power approximately 4,500 homes ...
electricity to 25 member distribution cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. Please visit For more information on Eagle Creek ...

Four SJU students to be honored with Caritas Man of Extraordinary Service Award

Austin Barkley, a Hispanic studies major from Sartell, Minnesota, has been volunteering his whole life. Barkley began his SJU volunteering experience mentoring teens as a leader for a local youth group. During his second year, he participated on an ...

Hydro power near shuttered paper mill expands Dairyland's renewable energy

Dairyland, based in La Crosse, said the Sartell Hydro in Sartell ...
provides wholesale electricity to 25 cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. The cooperative was honored by Renew Wisconsin earlier this ...

HMN Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

Wisconsin and in Sartell, Minnesota; and two Private Banking offices in Rochester, Minnesota. Safe Harbor Statement This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities ...

Sartell man keeps milkman tradition alive with home delivery

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) - Around 6:30 ...
there’s nothing in my truck you can’t get someplace else,” Van Vooren, who grew up on a southern Minnesota farm, told the St. Cloud Times ( Tbd51 ). “But what I offer is customer service.

More workers at Bucksport power plant laid off

Previously they suggested it was likely they would try to redevelop it, as they are doing with another former Verso mill in in Sartell, Minnesota. Milan said that when the paper mill was operating at full capacity, employees came from long distances to ...

Author, storyteller, songwriter speaks at elementary schools

Douglas Wood, author, storyteller, and songwriter, recently was a speaker at the Devils Lake Elementary Schools. Douglas is from Sartell, MN and has written over 30 books and 100 songs. One of his most famous books is Old Turtle. During his presentation ...

Prep softball roundup: Foley beats Milaca in 11 innings

Softball MILACA – A three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning from Aly Simonsmeier helped Foley beat Milaca 4-3 in Thursday’s Granite Ridge Conference game. The home run capped a four-run t…

Reelin’ in the Years: Trolling Through The Minnesota Fishing Museum

by Bret Amundson I’d felt like I’d just stepped into one of those black and white photos. The ones that show a happy family on vacation at the lake. There’d be a beach in the background complete with…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 68: #75 Hannah (Smith) Sawtell (1768-1827)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2015 to 104 Ancesto…

Videography students earn top spots in competitions

Several Central Lakes College Videography students placed in top spots in competitions last weekend. At the SkillsUSA State Conference, two CLC teams took silver and bronze medals in the Digital Cinem…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 67: #73 Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2015 to 104 Ancesto…

Elliott column: Sartell star finally decides on SCSU

It took a good while before Darek Stachowski wanted to go to St. Cloud State to continue his impressive football career. He committed more than a month after the February signing date. The Sartell s…

Basic Rabbit Care In Season Magazine

Be sure to check out the Spring Issue of In Season Magazine. It's full of delicious recipes and informative articles. Don't miss my article on Basic Rabbit Care, pages 44 - 49.  [[ This is a cont…

Carpenter Sartell (MN) – Sartell Carpenters

Carpenter Sartell (MN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Sartell (MN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Sartell, Minnesota work with, builds and fixes items and structures mad…

Carpenter Sartell (MN) – Sartell Carpenters

Carpenter Sartell (MN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Sartell (MN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Sartell, Minnesota work with, builds and fixes items and structures mad…

2 Men Facing Charges After Alleged Meth Bust in Sartell

Two men are facing charges for the alleged distribution of methamphetamine. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force used a search warrant in an upstairs apartment at 400 2 1/2 Street North i…


Giving Every Young Person in SARTELL MINNESOTA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



Having a vegetarian diet in SARTELL MINNESOTA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.

How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in SARTELL MINNESOTA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



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