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When Peter Parker was bitten by a spider, he gained super-human Spiderman powers. All Austin Preece of New Richmond got was a pain in the butt. Preece, 9, was playing underneath a trampoline at his cousin's house north of the New Richmond Regional Airport July 28 when he apparently was bitten in the behind by an angry spider. He didn't feel any pain until he sat down a few minutes later. "It stung," he recalled. He quietly slipped off to the bathroom to inspect the bite, noticing a small brown spot had developed. When Austin returned home that evening, he checked the area again and found
Don't count Edina Realty employees among those who think the local real estate market is in a downswing. As the office celebrated its grand opening at its new office on Highway 65 east of Wal-Mart, the atmosphere inside was decidedly upbeat. "This shows our belief in the New Richmond housing market," said Fred Schmidt, regional manager. "We're serious about our commitment to New Richmond.
Sunday will be a trip down memory lane for two Catholic priests who serve at Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond. That day the church will help Father James Brinkman and Father Leonard Fraher celebrate their 25th and 50th year of priesthood, respectively. "The last 25 years has gone by very fast," admitted Brinkman, who spent time last weekend creating a collage of pictures representing his priesthood. "All the people who enter into your life, that's the miracle of what we do.
Steve Miller has been keeping an eye on the weather since Sunday night. "I hope the weather stays good," said the coordinator of the 2006 Hammond Heartland Days celebration. "It can kill your weekend." Such is the focus of the organizing committee for the annual gathering, set for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 10-13, this year.
Businesses within walking distance of the Lakeside Foods migrant camp see some economic impact from the temporary residents. "Not all the money goes to Mexico," said Alfonso Portillo, migrant camp leader at Lakeside. "We're part of the economy. We're spending a lot of money here." Portillo buys much of the food required to stock the migrant camp dining hall from local stores.
Fast food choices just expanded in Roberts. A new Subway restaurant was set to open Wednesday. Jackie and Robert Armstrong, owners of two New Richmond and one Baldwin Subway restaurant, are thrilled to be part of an expanding business base in the village. The restaurant is located in the strip mall on the northern edge of town on Highway 12. "We just saw a need for this with the volume of traffic on Highway 12," Jackie said. "We wanted to expand our business a little bit further and cover a little bit greater area." The Armstrong's New Richmond Subway at N.
Mile by mile, Jim Bednar has been watching over the forward progress of Highway 64 toward New Richmond for five years. With the final stages of construction approaching completion, Bednar is anxious for the work to be done. "When we started this project, it seemed like we'd never get done," he said. "That was five years ago, and now we're getting close.
A new home-based company in the St.
Carol Paulus graduated from technical college in May with high hopes of landing a good paying job. But unlike many of her classmates who have since collected their first paychecks, Paulus is still waiting at home for phone calls from prospective employers. She's convinced that her age, 57, is the reason she remains unemployed while the 20-somethings get the jobs. "I'm sending out six or eight resumes and cover letters per week," she said. "I've had two responses and one interview. I'm extremely frustrated.
"Crude men who feel themselves insulted tend to assess the degree of insult as high as possible, and talk about the offense in greatly exaggerated language, only so they can revel to their heart's content in the aroused feelings of hatred and revenge." Friedrich Nietzsche In today's world, it seems, things often escalate well beyond what might be considered an appropriate response. A military power bombs civilian neighborhoods in the name of destroying terrorist strongholds. A communist government jails religious converts who want nothing more than freedom to worship God.