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Parle 16 Communit00r lib Michelle Fischbach Minnesota State Senator Week in review, March 8 This week at the Capitol, a With final passage by both leg- islative chambers, the bill now heads to a conference commit- tee where the differences between the two proposals will be worked out. Once an agreement on final language is reached, it will be re- passed by the House and Senate and sent to the governor for his signature. Other happenings: The Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee heard testimony on five minimum wage increase bills this week. Legis- lation was introduced and dis- cussed to raise the minimum wage in Minnesota to $7.25, $7.50, $9.50 and $10.55 per hour. Because of the number of testifiers on the proposals, further action on the bills was delayed to a future hear- ing. The State and Local Govern- ment Committee passed Senate File 778, a bill that could result in the unionization of child daycare providers. Under the bill, daycare number of issues took center state. None were more controversial then the passage by the full Sen- ate of S.E1 (Lourey) the Minne- sota Insurance Marketplace Act, also known as the Health Care Exchange. The bill was passed by the Senate late Thursday night after 11 hours of debate and dis- cussi6"n of over 40 amendments. This action follows passage of a similar bill by the House earlier this week. This legislation is being pur- sued in response to the Afford- able Care Act which was passed by Congress a few years ago. The exchange will act as clearinghouse for approved health care plans and Minnesotans will be able to purchase coverage through this entity. Much of the discussion sur- rounding the bill centered on date privacy for consumers as well as the lack of impact the bill will have on overall health care costs. providers who choose not to join the union would still be forced to pay union fees, be subject to the terms and conditions negoti- ated by the union, and be effec- tively deemod employees of the state. The bill will be heard next in the Health, Human Services, and Housing Committee. The Senate Education Com- mittee held a hearing on a bill that would create a new anti-bullying lawin Minnesota. S.E 783 (Dibble) contains a series of new mandates, definitions, and reporting require- ments for public and nonpublic schools alike, all aimed at prevent- ing bullying in our schools. There were a number of amendments considered to the bill and it was ultimately passed and referred for further vetting in the Senate Judi- ciary Committee. Several key data practice measures have begun moving out of the Judiciary Com- mittee and are being sent to the full Senate. These include a data classification and retention policy for law enforcement use of auto- matic license plate readers, a pro- cedure for people to find out who is accessing their private data that the government holds, and a requirement of more investi- Thursday, March 14, 2013 Tri-County_ gation and report to private citi- zens when their data is breached. Another important bill moving to the Senate floor is to remove the civil statute of limitations for a" person who was sexually abused as a minor. This means that a per- son who was sexually abused as a child will have a longer time to heal and come to terms with what happened, without them losing their ability to find civil relief in court, against their abusers. Senator Michelle Fischbach encourages and appreciates con- stituent input and can be reached by phone at (651) 296-2084, by mail to G 15 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, or via e-mail at sen.micheUe.fisehbach@senate. Y/In. Eden Valley gets a new fire truck I Do You Have A Safe Deposit Box? (eryone should have a safe place to store important papers, valuables and hard-to-replace items. A Safe Deposit Box is a smart, inexpensive place to keep and protect your belongings from fire, theft, or loss. For only pennies a day, a Safe Deposit Box can provide maximum security and peace of mind. HARVE S T BANK KIMBALL/MAIN OFFICE 398-3500 LENOER II t, SAINT AUGUSTA OFFICE .251-6100 ATWATElt OFFICE 974-8861 www.harvestbankmn.com KANDIYOHI OFFICE 382-6100 Member FDIC II March 7 Eden Valley firemen investigated the new fire truck which arrived earlier that day.Their last new fire truck was purchased in 1991, and a lot has changed since then. For example, on top of the truck is a remote-controlled nozzle that can shoot 1,000 gallons a minute before anyone even gets out of the truck. (See the full story in next week's paper.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua Commercial League 3-7-13 win loss H & S Geotherrrual 79.5 40.5 Main Street Pub 75 45 KFD 74 46 Triple R 69 51 H & S Heating/AC 57 63 SOBs 55.5 64.5 Kim-Built 44 76 Weekly top ten Jeremy Vinar 269, 247, 699; Matt Adolph 255, 664; Joe Asfeld 258, 645; Aaron Win- ter 238, 221, 619; ]eremy Salzb- run 611; Andy Mackereth 232, 599; Dwight Vinar 596; Cary Maus 242, 596; Dave Unterberger 588; Tony Stewart 583; Gene Risch 238; Tra- vis VanNurden 223. Aqua Trio 3-6-13 The Rookies 79.5 40.5 Main Street Pub 22 10 Krippner Bailing 15 13 RJMGD 14 18 Team V 12 20 Pearl Lake Lodge 10 22 300 and above: Joe Asfeld 246, 200; Steve Maus 224; Jason Philippi 204; Jerome Garding 202; ]eremy Vinar 201. 500 and above: Joe Asfeld 579; Jerome Garding 566; JeremyVinar 556; Jason Philippi 544; Steve Maus 536; Dan Hansen 527; Tony Garding 515; Del Hillary 513. Tri-County 3-6-13 Vinar's Cabinet 218.5 133.5 Custom Towing 180 172 Blue Moose Bar/Grill 176 176 Kimball Legion 172.5 179.5 Ameriprise Financial 157 195 Krippner Cust. Pump. 152 200 Week 26 high games 210 or better: Jake Asfeld 266; Brian Mackereth 258, 245; Steve Becker 247; Dave Kloepner 246; Keith Hinkemeyer 236; ]ererny Vinar 233; Dwight Vinar 226; Joe Asfeld 223; marry Knoll 223; Richie Capes 222. High series: Brian Mackereth 706; Dave Kloepner 634; Steve Becker 618; Jake Asfeld 611. Town and Country 3-8-13 Gagnon Landscaping 198.5 109.5 Aqua Lanes 170.5 137.5 Vinar's Cabinet 149 159 Looman's Constr. 139 169 Weisman Racing 139 169 Triple D Farm 124.5 183.5 Week 26 high games 210 or better: Trent Lammersen 288, 224; Andy Mackereth 258; Dwight Vinar 257, 236; Jason Knoll 244; Matt Adolph 234; Gordy Schreifels 229; Dean Schmitt 216, 215; Jeremy Vinar 214; Jesse Bogatzki 213; Dave Dahnke 211, 210; Dusty Nicka 211; Jeremy Dahnke 211. High series: Trent Lammersen 715; Dwight Vinar 687; Dean Schmitt 637; Matt Adolph 630; Andy Mack- ereth 622; Jeremy Dahnke 622; Dave Dahnke 607; Dusty Nicka 606; Gordy Schreifels 604; Jason Knoll 602. Aqua Jills 3-5-13 R & R Construction 47 23 Aqua Lanes 44 26 Gohmann's Foods 44 26 Stuve Auto 41 29 A M Maus 38 32 FHE 32 38 Kimball Rescue 28 35 Scores 160 and higher: Megan Truenow 162; Lynn Adolph 181; Karla Adolph 169; Diane Spitzka 189; patty Decknatel 200; Pat Brandt 167.