Sandy McCormick, a Grove Street resident who has long protested using Hutchinson’s North and South parks for anything but parkland, now objects to a plan to widen that street. Widening the street and pouring a new sidewalk would encroach into North Park, she believes.
McLeod Cooperative Power Association, a provider of electricity to homes and businesses in McLeod, Renville, Sibley, and Carver counties for more than 80 years, is aiming to help its farming patrons reduce their energy use. It is rolling out a suite of services and efficient equipment grants.
For the past 100 years, a traditional high school student has pretty much been given the choice to take academic classes that “prepare” you for college education, or the chance to take vocational courses that prepare you for workforce or perhaps a two-year degree. The Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 was passed to give students vocational courses for those who were not pursuing college degrees.
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