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.L Pa 14 Tri Thursday, March 10, 2011 News • Kimball, MN ql" Buffalo Hospital offers Heartsaver CPR, AED Et r. First Aid Class • J • . : -. • . KlmF~Oi~lMaFls~l,r~ ~t0K8mP~)mi~ Friday, March 11, 7-9 p.m., "It's Learn rescue skills including required to learn these skills to lin St, Buffalo. Pre-registration is Hip to be Square", squaredanc- first aid, CPR and AED use with meet OSHA requirements. Partic- required; minimum enrollment is Legion Club; see their ad on page ing program at KAHS cafetorium, victims older than age 8 during a ipants will receive an American six, maxim'um of 10 participants. 3. - sponsored by the Kimball Library. HeartsaverCPR, AEDandFirstAid Heart Association certification To register, Saturday, March 12, 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 12, St. Pat- class, fromSa.m, to3:30p.m. Sat- card good for two years, classes, or call (866) 904-9962. For Spaghetti Supper and silent auc- rick's Day Festival in Maple Lake. tion at Kingston Community Cen- Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m., urday, March 5, at Buffalo Hospi- Heartsaver CPR, AED and First more information, call Buffalo tel. Aid is $65. The class meets at the Hospital Community Engagement ter, sponsored by Lake Union Cov- St. Patrick s Day parade in Marty This class is recommended for Buffalo Hospital Administration &Wellness at (763) 684-7025. chant Church; $5 per person. (See (Pearl Lake). (See ad on page 3.) the general public, as well as those and Conference Center, 303 Cat- ad on page 3.) Sunday, March 13, Daylight Friday, March 18, 4-8 p.m., Saving Time begins. (Remember Kingston Legion/Lions annual to change your smoke detector Hosch: economy improving Fish Fry, at Kingston Community batteries, too!) Center. (See ad on page 3.) Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., Kim- Revised economic forecast One significant reason for the urging him to reconsider cuts to -~U t~r~ 1 Ca'°O~/~ ballmeeting.American Legion Auxiliary reveals $S billion budget deficit, improved forecast was Governor nursing homes if the budget deficit Thursday, March 17, St. Pat- more work to fit Dayton's actionearlyMedicalAssis- improved. rick's Day. By State Rep. Larry Hosch, tance. The state's bottom line was "Nursing homes in greater Min- Thursday, March 10, 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 2i, 6-8 p.m., The state received its latest eco- improved by about $200 million as nesota are really on the brink," said nomic forecast today revealing a a result• Hosch. "I am glad the Governor has Kindergarten Roundup at Kimball Adoption information meeting slightly improved economy and "Thisjustmoreevidenceofwhy minimized these cuts." Elementary; (320) 398-5425. at Atonement Lutheran Churchbudget outlook. The state budget early MA was good deal for Min- The Governor is also urging the Saturday, March 12, 8:30 a.m., (1144 29th Ave. N., St. Cloud), by deficit improved by about $1 bil- nesota taxpayers," said Hosch. "It Legislature to stop the delay of tax 7th annual Empress Speech Invi- Lutheran Social Services; Lynn lion, leaving a $5 billion deficit for is already leading to more efficient reflmd payments to Minnesota tational at KAHS. (888) 205-3769 or www.minnesota- the upcoming budget cycle. State use of our health care dollars along businesses as a budget-balancing -" Monday, March 14, 4-9 p.m., CMC Speech Tournament at Monday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Rep. Larry Hosch (DFL-St. Joseph) with infusing needed resources into too!. KAHS. Building Inspection Dept. open said the improvement is a good our hospitals and care providers." lobs remain a top priority as sign, but far from a solution to the Governor Dayton has already we balance the budget and this is a Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., house (for cities of Kimball and state's needformorejobs and fiscal released his proposed revisions to positive step to inject capital more KAHS Band winter concert (in South Haven), at KimballArea Fire stability, his budget in light of the new fore- quickly into our small businesses," North gym); see story on page 7. Hall; see notice on page 3. We still have a lot more work to cast. He plans to remove a 3 per- saidHosch. ~,J[~("~fovcr~/t¢l . saturday, March 26,9 a.m.- do to get Minnesota back on strong cent surcharge to income taxes of With the budget level now set, 1 p.m., Kimball Area Business & ,,financial footing," said Hosch. over $500,000 per year. He will also Hosch said the attention turns to Community Expo, at KAHS. See' This is still a huge deficit and far mitigate cuts to nursing homes the Republican majority to put for- ad on page 16. • too many Minnesotans are out of and long term care facilities. Leg- ward their budget. Republicans Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.- Watkins City Council meeting at 5 p.m., Potluck scrapbooking day work. It reinforces the need to start islators, including Hosch, had sent have indicated they wil[present an City Hall; call Deb Kramer at (320) at St. John's Lutheran Church, working now to solve this deficit•" Governor Dayton a letter last week all-cuts budget. 764-6400. Kimball; call 398-7151 or e-mail Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m., Kim- (See ad on ball City Council meeting at City pageS.) U of M March 2011 Starwatch Hall; (320)398-2725. Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-4 Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m., p.m., St. Cloud Pet Expo at St. ByDeaneMorrison / • • " " , ~ ...°Looking north--!() p.m.; las~t weekqf ~arcli Kimball school board meeting, in Cl°ud Arm°ry(1710 Veterans Dr'); Watching the stars is getting "! "i' " " iii~" !" ii" 'i211 ".i "i•;i" i i i: board room in K.imballArea High $6 admission; (320) 217-5786. easier now that the bitter cold of ).:._ii~. School; (320) 398-5585. January and February is yielding " . to the inevitability of spring. But ~C~~ as winter slips away, so do some of the brightest planets. In the west, mighty Jupiter • ~ drops steadily toward the sun's afterglow. In mid-March, however, II Kimball Cubs EV-Watkins Eagles you may spot dimmer but speed- I[ Boys' Basketball ierMercuryonitswayup.Mercury l,ah ~ "" j" :~I~' '/'~')! i;!i~!PTii:'~'xi~'i "'~. '-i '" ":'( )'II ~ " ." :" Illl ThU~s~D SubsectionSUbsecti°nplayoffsPlaydffs ThU.,quarterfinalsMarch 1O, Subsection. North 5AA passes Jupiter on the 15th and con- r;~--i" '~ II ~u~ TBD, Subsection.finalsSat., March 12, Subsection North 5AA tinues to soar until the 22nd. Then ...: i [l[[ Fri.,March 19, TBD, Section finalSwed~4.27, StateTournamen! Tue.,Semifinals at St. Michael-AlbertvilleMarch 15, Subsection North 5AA finals iL too, begins to plummet fromthesky. [" '.L ~,~ o i 'U~SA'MrNOg" ~ i"' i:" i i~''" i.'. " i: ~.' II Girls'_Basketball Meanwhile, Venus, now an [ /. .....:,' ,, ,:" .,- - "- • II Fri., March 11, TBA, Section finals [ " " "', ' " ' ' " " " ' "* " " " 1[[[ ;- ;--- Wed.-SWed.-Sat., March16-19, StateTournament~ ~ ~ sky,°rnament in the eastern predawntakes a slower approachto los- ?" )'o ~:77~f" •3 ..: ,'" ,: "' .", : : Track & Field practice begins Monday, March14 foringaaltitudefewmoreandmonths.Will stiCkcatcharoundit on i " " !" " . "~i ", ~"-.~*, " ~ ? . ).!.. " iOriiversity Of MinnesOt,~ Starw~tcfi reliable reporting, local news & events • coupon savings * special sections • valuable advertising • classifieds • conversation starters Your complete source for local news M your community. Renew by mail (P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353) or on-line at www.TriCountyNews.MN __ FREE 2-month trial (new sub's only) FREE active military subscription __ one-year Minnesota subscription, $36 __ one-year out-of-state subscription, $46 __ SENIOR* Minnesota subscription, $26 __ SENIOR* out-of-state subscription, $36 (* Seniors are 62 and older) (3-, 6- and 9-month subscriptions are available; ask us!) Name: Address: City/State/Zip: __ Check enclosed O.~R Charge my: Visa __ MasterCard __ Discover Card #: - - exp. / 320) 398-5000 • 70 S Main St., Kimball, www.TriCountyNews.MN the 1st and the 31st, when old cres- cent moons appear very near the This is an excellent time to find jected on the heavens, the circle planet, the Beehive star cluster. Look west connects the successive points, Saturn begins the month ris- of Regulus to the bright star Pro- one being very near Polaris, at ing two hours after the sun sets cyon, then above an imaginary which the pole points. In 13,000 and ends it rising nearly at sun- line connecting the two stars. The years, the pole will have corn- set. Its glorious rings narrow a bit, Beehive will be above the mid- pleted half a cycle and will point but it's still the prettiest planet in point; use binoculars to catch the to the spot on the circle opposite sight. Look for it in the east in the ful! beauty of this celestial gem. Polaris. evening and in the west in the wee Also, look to the north to see the In another 13,000 years, how- hours of morning. Big Dipper"spilling its water" down ever, we will have come full cir- Algonquin tribes called.the full toward the Little Dipper. See if you cle, and Polaris will again be the moon of March the worm moon, can make out the whole constella- North Star. This time, though, it for the casts of earthworms that tion Ursa Major, the Great Bear, of won't be quite as northern as it is nowbegintoappearonthesoften- which the Big Dipper is part. Check now. That's because Polaris isn't ing earth. In more northerly areas, out the double star atthe bend of the standing still; like all other stars, it it was known as the crow moon, handle and use the two "pointer" changes position against the back- for the cawing of these ubiquitous stars at the far end of the bowl to drop of space as it follows its orbit birds, or the crust moon, because find Polaris, the North Star. through our galaxy. during this season snow acquires Polaris shines with the light Spring arrives officially at a crust from cycles of melting and of 2,000 suns, but being 430 light- 6:21 p.m. CDT on the 20th, when refreezing. The full moon shines years away, it ranks only as a sec- the sun crosses over the equator the night of the 19th, the same ond-magnitude star. Even so,into the northern sky. day the lnoon reaches perigee, the Polaris has long been the bee- The University of Minnesota closest approach to Earth in its con by which sailors could tell offers public viewings of the night orbit, true north, thanks to its position sky at its Duluth and Twin Cities The knot of bright winter con- almost directly above the North campuses• For more information stellations is being carried toward Pole. But that won't be true for- and viewing schedules, see: the western horizon, thanks to the ever, because the Earth's orienta- Duluth, Marshall W. Alworth Earth's motion around the sun. ofitm in space, and therefore, the Planetarium: Entering the sky in the east is a direction in which the North Pole planet; sure sign of spring: Leo, the lion, points, wobbles like a top once Twin Cities, Department of with its brightest star, Regulus, every 26,000 years. Astronomy (during fall and spring and the signature Sickle of stars During one wobble cycle, thesemesters): outlining its magnificent head. North Pole traces out a circle; pro- outreach/pubnight. /