Archive | June 6, 2013

Praise and perspective – that’s what more than 30 Minnesota Education leaders offered last week when asked about the 2013 Minnesota Legislature’s decisions on K-12 education. That includes superintendents Jim Johnson, Monticello; Julia Espe, Princeton; Nancy Rajanen, Waconia; and Bruce Novak, Cambridge, as well as Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership. They [...]

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When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. A couple of Monticello Magic track stars did just that at the section track meet last week, helping advance four athletes to this weekend’s Class AA Track and Field State Meet. Strong, into the wind, performances by Michael Witschen and Sam Johnson helped [...]

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Nine Years Ago – Stenberg finishes fourth at state In 2004, Monticello sent four individuals to the track and field state meet. Of those four, one especially stood out. Jill Zaruba, Traci Weidenbacher and Cory Stenberg all had memorable seasons capped by a state tournament appearance. Zaruba finished 18th in the discus (107 feet, 10 [...]

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In golf, maybe more than any other sport, you need everything clicking together. A bad day with the driver can ruin the best of days with the irons and putter, and vice versa. Monday, at the first day of 8AAA section play, Magic senior Mitch Gifford had everything going. The senior played outstanding from tee [...]

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Paul Lavell Charleston, 36, of Monticello, sentenced May 29 for gross misdemeanor carry BB gun/rifle/shotgun in public place to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 320 days, $2,900 stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 45 days jail, pay $100 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender co-payment, undergo counseling, undergo chemical dependency treatment [...]

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