Archive | December, 2012

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Sen. Ann Rest will be at center of the tax reform debate at the State Capitol. The New Hope Democrat is chairing the Senate Tax Reform Committee this coming legislative session. The assignment is timely, as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders cite tax reform as an important [...]

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This legislative session will be study in bulldozer politics. Within the bounds of the state constitution, Democrats can accomplish virtually anything they want.

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Area legislators were talking about politics and the new legislative session that begins on Jan. 8. “We’ll pick the pieces up and go on,” said Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, of the aftermath of the election in which Republicans lost control of the statehouse. Dettmer argues against state tax [...]

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Virgil A. “Vir” Uphoff, age 85 of Greenwald, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Omar Guanchez officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment [...]

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Walter F. Zumwalde, age 83 Richmond February 16, 1929 – December 27, 2012 Walter F. Zumwalde, 83 died Thursday, December 27, 2012 after a brief stay at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Wally was born on February 16, 1929, in Richmond, MN, the son of Mathias and Mary (Bolfing) Zumwalde.  For many years he worked [...]

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1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef 1 c. frozen corn 1 (16 oz.) can no-salt-added tomato sauce 1 (15 oz.) cans red kidney beans, rinsed 1 1/2 c. thick ‘n chunky mild salsa 1 onion, chopped 1 c. Mexican-style finely shredded four-cheese 2 Tbsp. chili powder Brown meat; drain. Add to slow cooker with all [...]

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1 (10 oz.) box frozen chopped spinach 2 (5 oz.) pkgs. garlic-and-herb cheese spread 1 (8 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce 1/4 tsp. black pepper Thaw spinach in warm water. Drain, squeezing out as much water [...]

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24 won ton wrappers 1/4 c. sour cream 1 c. cooked crumbled Italian sausage 1/2 c. thick ‘n chunky salsa 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 3/4 c. Mexican style four-cheese with touch of Philadelphia Place one won ton wrapper in each of 24 mini muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray, with edges of wrappers extending [...]

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