The Hutchinson Utilities Commission has scheduled a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 2, to continue discussion of electrical rates for the city-owned company's largest industrial users. A reduction of the rate has been discussed for several months in response to 3M's exploration of constructing its own electrical generation facility. The meeting begins at 7 a.m. at HUC's headquarters, 225 Michigan St. S.E.
Steven Schiroo and Dean Urdahl, who are both campaigning to represent District 18A, have strong opinions on how to bring education forward in Minnesota. They both believe in the value of effective legislation that doesn’t create waste. Where they differ is in the details, in how to bring Minnesota’s education system forward, and what kind of legislation is truly effective.
In the summer of 2009, almost 13 out of every 100 workers in Hutchinson were unemployed. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the jobless rate was at 12.9 percent in June 2009.
Americans are used to seeing campaign signs posted in lawns during election season, simple and in bold letters, often with varying shades of blue and red to show allegiance to the Democrat or Republican Party. This year, Hutchinson residents are noticing a variety of unusual designs connected to local candidates.