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Thursday, July 28, 2011 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN One potato two potato health. This mayhelp create agood ...... night sleep as well as relief from By DonnaRoerick puter mouse can give you about some depression issues. Most fiber Okay, how about One medium 30 percent of your daily need of in a potato, about 11 percent of your potato ... hold the grease! We have vitamin C! The same size potato daily requirement, is in the skin. So come to see potatoes as the fried can give you about 20 percent of scrub those skins and leave them things they serve alongside ham- your daily potassium need. Potas- on. This is especially tasty in the burgers and hotdogs. The greasy slum is an electrolyte that is greatly new potatoes that have a mild skin things they pass off as a serving important in blood pressure main- and creamy flesh. of "vegetables" next to your pro- tenance, proper muscle growth and There are so many good things tein. But the actual potato before muscle contraction. Potassium can about the potato it's time to put it Page 5 Tim Ellis, Owner North 55 Host an Exchange Nitcha from Thai~ 16yrs. Enjoys dancing, phying the piano and ~aing. Mittha 10ok forward to cooking with her American host family. (for 3, 5 or 10 months) Make a lifelong friend from abroad. Enrich your family with another culture. Now, can lrurc. 1NOW you host a high school exchange student (girl or boy) from France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Ira/ or other countries Sin le y . g parents, as well as couples with or without children, may host. Contact us rCor more information or to select your student today. ........................................................... i Daniel jgom Denmark, 17yrs. Loves skiing, playing soccer mid waiching knerlcan lll0vie~. Daniel hopes to learn to play football and live as a real American. Richard at (320) 250-4867 Amy at (800) 736-1760 and or email us at Founded in 1976 ASSE International Student Exchange Program is a Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization. The Legislature eliminated ear- demically capable and hard-work- Non Compete marking by focusing on real reform ing to complete their high school This bill reforms the state tree (supported by the Legislative Audi- education early and to take the nursery program and takes them tor) through the creation of three funds that would have been spent out of competition with the private competitive grant programs in the on them for additional schooling to sector. Also, it forces them to devise Department of Employment and the college of their choice, a business plan to be sustainable Economic Development (DEED): Higher Education long-term without competing with Business & Community Develop- The higher education bill the private sector. meat, Adult Workforce Develop- includes reforms that will require Bank Watch meat & Youth Workforce Develop- the University of Minnesota (O of Under the Financial Institution meat. M) and Minnesota State Colleges Division of the Commerce Depart- Small Business Expansion and Universities (MnSCU) institu- meat are an additional five employ- Legislation jump starts small titus to meet performance bench- ees to help with financial examina- business expansion by creating a marks before they can receive a titus of banks and insurance com- small business loan guarantee pro- portion of their funding. It increases panics. This will not have an impact gram to help secure much-need funding for Work Study, and made on the General Fund because the capital, no reductions to the need-based cost is billed back to the entities Education State Grant program and post-sec- being examined. The Department There is new funding being pro- ondary child care grants, of Commerce has seen an increase vided to education and several Financial Aid in financial institutions being reform measures including man- The bill includes strengthen- added to their "watch list" and the date relief sought by school dis- ing of the vital, need-based State additional staff may help identify trict and school administrator Grant program at the Legislature's banks headed into financial prob- associations; repeal of the con- proposed $21.1 million increase. A lems or default. tract settlement deadline and pen- strong State Grant program means Judiciary/Public Safety alty, the repeal of the safe schools more choices in higher education During tough budget times we levy maintenance of effort restric- for lower-income students and have to make core services, like tion, and a two-year extension of their families. Also, the Work Study courts and public safety, a priority. the relief from requiring local dis- program would see a bigger appro- Ability to Pay tricts to spend two percent of their priation than it had in FY 2010- In forma pauperis (indigent per- basic revenue on staff develop- 2011. Both of these programs are sons filing civil lawsuits) reforms in meat. Integration Revenue will end in high demand. Off-campus jobs the bill now allow judges to be able after FY 2013, and new Literacy are hard to f'lnd in tough economic to look at a person's entire finan- Incentive Aid and increased invest- times, so protecting Work Study as cial picture and require appropri- meat in the MN Reading Corps, will much as possible would mean that ate payment for these services as require school districts to "earn" more students who would like to clients are able to pay. these funds through student read- work their way through college and Funding to Alleviate Caseloads ing test scores in early elemental, avoid amassing more loan debt are A rider specifying that the Additional Funding able to do so. increase must be used to allevi- Fifty dollars added to the per- Tuition Cap ate caseloads and pay for specified pupil funding formula in each year The bill includes a tuition limi- costs, including transcript costs, of the biennium. Integration Reve- tation at MnSCU's two-year institu- expert witness costs, and immi- hue will end after FY 2013. This rev- tions that will allow for a reasonable gration law services/training (ser- enue source has been criticized by increase in tuition, but also require vices/training forced by a recent the Legislative Auditor and treats dis- the system to reform and become U.S. Supreme Court case). tricts unevenly. It will be replaced more efficient. Inmate Co-pay with a yet-undetermined program Performance Measures A change will require a co-pay and spending distribution. U of M and MnSCU will be for prison inmate initiated health Mandate Relief required to meet performance care; the first time this has been Mandate relief sought by school benchmarks to receive a portion increased in 15 years. district and school administra- of their funding, including: more County Savings tot associations prevailed with the students taking online courses, Counties will be allowed to reim- repeal of the contract settlement increasing completion rates, and burse costs of medical services for deadline (Jan. 15) and penalty increasing 4-year and 6-year grad- local prisoners at the medical assis- ($25 per pupil), the repeal of the uation rates, tance rate, rather than the nego- safe schools levy maintenance of Environment, Energy & tiated provider rate. This will save effort restriction (no change to total Commerce counties considerable money. amount of funding), arid a two-year The Environment Finance bill Bonding extension of the relief from requir- funds priorities without any fee or The bonding bill targets projects ing local districts to spend two per- tax increases. It addresses critical that met statewide and regional cri- cent of their basic revenue on staff issues including aquatic invasive teria, stressing long-term needs, development, species and chronic waste disease, not short-term wants, and was Focus on Reading as well as provides budget flexibility focused on flood relief, roads, and Literacy Incentive Aid and to maintain Minnesota's strong tra- infrastructure. No funding went increased investment in the MN diti0n of outdoor heritage,toward convention centers or stadi- Reading Corps, beside emphasiz- Streamline programs urns, while most went toward asset ing the need for reading mastery State agencies are forced to preservation, roads and bridges, at a young age, is unique in that it review water management to Reinvest in Minnesota, and flood requires school districts to "earn" streamline and consolidate water hazard mitigation. these funds through student read- programs within the agencies. The Senator Michelle Fischbach ing test scores in the early elemen- Pollution Control Agency, Depart- encourages and appreciates con- tary grades (once received it may be meat of Natural Resources, Board of stituent input and can be reached used by the school district for any Water and Soil Resources, Depart- byphone at (651) 296-2084, bymail locally-determined purpose), meat of Health. and Department of to 226 State Capitol / St. Paul, MN Incentive to Excel Agriculture all have water programs 55155, or via e-mail at sen.micheUe. Early Graduation Scholarships and they must devise a strategy to rin oranges, fortune cookie. Friday: Baked ham, sweet pota- toes, vegetable medley, wheat bread, rice pudding. * "500" will be played twice a month: First Monday-just cards, third Monday-regular Senior Club with meeting, "500," and lunch. available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St. Cloud. it becomes abused and adulter- offset the American sodium intake, backonourplate.However, weneed Aug 1"5 1% milk is served with every ated is really very healthy for you. balancing those electrolytes and to adhere to proper serving sizes. " meal. Menu is subject to change. These tubers pack a great nutri- helping to control blood pressure. Too much of a good thing is a bad Monday-Blood Pressures, Suggested contribution for per- tional punch in their proper serv- The potato has more potassium thing! Stick to a small to medium NEW 500*: Beef tips in gravy, sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, ing size. Potatoes are a very good than the banana! Potassium as well servingaboutthesizeofacomputer egg noodles, French cut green or what you can afford. Guests source of vitamin C as well as vita- asvitaminB6isusedbythenervous mouse.Resisttheurgetoloaditwith beans, peach slices, pudding, under 60 payS7. min B6, copper, potassium, manga- system to conduct synapse energy bad fats. How about a dollop of salsa Tuesday-Euchre: Chicken ~ laREMINDER: When there is a nese, and dietary fiber, from nerve to nerve. A diet rich in instead? Mash them, skins on, and king, baking powder biscuit, peas choice of entree on the menu, you Did you know the Spanish army potassium can help to relieve invol- add minced garlic and low sodium and carrots, orange wedges, oat- will receive the first one listed used them to prevent scurvy? untary muscle contractions in rest- chicken broth instead of butter, meal raisin cookie. UNLESS you notify us. The cof- Proven effective now by their high less leg syndrome and leg cramps. Grill em! MMM. Potatoes are also Wednesday-Pie of the month: fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every vitamin C content. One mediumB6 is also essential for proper brain best if they are organic, especially Hamburger-tomato casserole, Wednesday. ! potato, about the size of your corn- neurotransmitter and hormone when eating the skins. These vers~i- corn, lettuce salad, tropical coco- For more information, call t .... . nut-creampie. Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211, Special Legislative Session (from page 2) Thursday: Oriental chowmein, ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and , rice, Oriental vegetables, Manda- 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are Earmarking Reform will allow students who are aca- reform and streamline. imbnll senior DDlillLq Mertu tile tubers come in many colors, and mildly different flavors. They are available right now at The Kimball i. Area Farmer's Market where you Mo~Pda~ will find your rainbow of foods!