Loyalty Day is an annual holiday celebrated on May 1. It’s a legal holiday in the U.S., but one that gets little attention.
At a local level, the Osakis VFW is making an effort to bring light to the national holiday.
The St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) invites St. Cloud Diocese women to attend the 59th annual convention on September 15 at 8 a.m. It will be held at St. Mary of Mount Carmel, Long Prairie.
Students leaving for out-of-state colleges and Minnesotans traveling south for the winter will want to check the expiration date on their driver’s licenses before leaving the state. It may be best to renew early to be sure that the license status remains active, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS).
This year, the U.S. is on pace to have the most cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in five decades. There have been 18,000 reported cases this year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Minnesota is one of the states reporting high numbers of the bacterial disease that is preventable by vaccines.
Minnesotans in need of health care, nutrition assistance, child care assistance and emergency assistance can now apply online through ApplyMN, applymn.dhs.mn.gov. This new site allows Minnesotans for the first time to fill out a single application online for a majority of public assistance programs.
There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota's governor elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons around the governor's residence.
Minnesota's Republican chairman called reporters to his office a block north of the state Capitol the day after the election to outline what he saw as irregularities in voting, irregularities he said could affect the governor's race.
Disaster relief is on its way to flood- and tornado-damaged communities, but officials said they may be back for more help next year.
Minnesota legislators approved an $80 million appropriation during a brief special session Monday, with most heading to southern Minnesota communities hit by floods fed by record September rains.
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