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Barnes Discusses Vending, Water Board

December 20, 2012

Barnes County Extension Agent Ellen Bjelland proposed putting a vending machine containing healthy alternatives to junk food in the courthouse during the Barnes County Commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday.

Currently, two machines are located in the courthouse rotunda, one dispenses Pepsi products and the other Coke products.

The proposed machine would vend healthy foods like sandwiches, milk and healthy snacks as well as Coke and Pepsi products, possibly eliminating the need for the machines that are currently in the rotunda.

Medicine Wheel to Have Winter Solstice Ceremony

December 20, 2012

Friday, Dec. 21 marks this year’s winter solstice, which is the time the sun is at its southernmost point in the sky. The day has come and gone every other winter without much incident, making way for a rising sun the next day. But this year, some predict the sun won’t have an Earth on which to rise the next day.

Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and some people have interpreted that to mean either an apocalypse “end of the world” or a “new world” with new beliefs.

Kiefert, Robinson Back DUI Proposal

December 20, 2012

District 24 legislators from both the D-NPL and Republican parties back a proposal by Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple that will significantly strengthen North Dakota’s DUI laws.

Newly elected Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert and D-NPL Sen. Larry Robinson both said Tuesday they support the governor’s proposal.

New . Naomi Muscha was out of state, and not available for comment.

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