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Water board welcomes new members

January 9, 2012

The new Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday for its first meeting of 2012.

Jerry Hieb and John Kohler joined the board which already consisted of Jeff McMillan, Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmeier.

"I want to say one thing, Jerry," Hurley said to Hieb during the meeting, "I'm glad you're on the board, you and John (Kohler), "I think it's going to be good."

At the beginning of the meeting, the board moved to make Hurley vice chairman and McMillan chair.

Retailers Shopko and Pamida to merge

January 9, 2012

The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Retailers Shopko and Pamida say they plan to merge, creating a company with nearly 350 stores in 22 states.

Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't disclosed. The merger is expected to close in mid-February.
The companies, owned by investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc., are focused on smaller and rural communities. Shopko, based in Green Bay, Wis., has 149 stores in 13 states and annual revenues of $2 billion. Pamida, based in Omaha, Neb., has 193 stores in 17 states, with revenues of $1 billion.

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