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day at Bonanza Cente 53 people of all a es ..... , welCome Spring" .. tion Center on  biMwatching, a !!!:!  crafts for chil- ' ' r grams to local school districts and is dren, Native American games, and a also available to other community performance by Native American groups. Community Education classes Hoop Dancer Jackie Bird and her are also offered on. a regular basis. family of Bushnell. SD. The center is located in B'ig Stone Bonanza Education Center pro- Lake State Park in Clinton, MN and vides off-campus, educational pro- can be reached at (320) 265-6944. PLAYING NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES AT BONANZA EDUCATION CENTER. Native American games were one of the activities during the "Welcome Spring" event held at the Bonanza Education Center on April 13th. Trying their hand at the Hoop and Pole game are (left to right): Taylor Cox, Sarah OIson, Tim Maus, Jane Pansch (hidden), David Maus, Joan Maus, Kelsey Henningson, Matyas Sundheim (BEC Coordinator), and Anna Sundheim. Moving on but s00ying close to home By Rep. DougPeterson ' e in ) ed with the organiza- While the de a' s may differ By now many of you have heard tion all my life. But I'd like to think it depending on our business or person- that I was elected president of the was about more than just filling an al situation, what all of us in Rural Minnesota Farmers Union, succeed- office. Both in the MFU and as a leg- Minnesota want is economic indcpen- ing former Sen. Dave Frederickson islator, I've been working with and dence and security. Those arc the after he was elected president of the talking with farmers, small-business foundation stones of strong families, National Farmers Union. It means that owners, senior citizens, health care strong communities and a stronger I'll be moving on to a bigger stage, providers and average hard-working Rural Minnesota. So whether we arc where [ can continue fighting for the people for nearly 30 years. Those talking about getting a fair price for THE HOOP DANCE AT BONANZA EDUCATION CENTER Peonle of all aes and from things that I've worked for as a State roots are what have always motivated farmers' products, or bringing high- lone J--L .............. :2." r ..... 5' ,  ,- -,, Representative - better farm prices me in public service and they will speed internet to rural areas or prc- .-aKe ,rea enjoy me snow oy Nallve American Hoo uancer JacKle blro ol Dusnne., : . . . " . " ' , . ' , ,,. ]nil b|r(' .......... , n" a -I ek_l[_ __J k---- k..,k--] &l--,l-- and tamfly-orvented farm pohcy, continue to serve new m the larger venting government from cutting otl o, -t uul Ictureo were lacKle s sons, bl DO anu neluon, anu net wnuum:u, rv.avv.: .... P g Y " ethanol and biodiesel development, arena I am entering. It's all about serv- our services, it all goes back to pre- , strong Main Streets, good rural roads . ing people, serving economic independence and i  and schools and health care, and fair I ran for president of the Farmers helping achieve economic security for .._   ,,._ treatment for Rural Minnesota. Union because I have always believed rural families. That's what I'll be cam- 1  ................ It also means an end to my 12 that organization is in a unique posi- paigning for as president of the years of service as your state repre- tion to serve the people of Rural Minnesota Farmers Union. 1 sentative. I am deeply appreciative of Minnesota. Some farm ' groups I'll continue to represent you 1 the honor you have given me by spend most of their time on issues that through the end of this legislative ses- 1 choosing me to represent you, and I have nothing to do with farming or sion, so please keep sending me your 1 thank everyone who worked with me rural affairs. But no rural organization thoughts, and comments on state 1 and supported me in that time. I want other than Farmers Union spreads issues. I m leaving, but not going 1 to reassure you that even though I m such a broad umbrella. There are com- away. 1 moving on, I'll be staying close to modify-producers groups and others ************* 1 home. I intend to continue living on that focus on businesses; and many You can reach me at the Capitol at 1 the home farm south of Madison, and more organizations that advocate for 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, 1 you'll be seein me at count fairs health care, seniors roads or econom- MN 55155; telephone (651) 296- 1 iocal Faners Union meetinYs and ic development. Only Farmers Union 4228; or at home at Route 3, Box 90, 1 other events. I don't intend to get too has members ,working in all those Madison, MN 56256; telephone (320) 1 far from my roots, areas. And that s why I believe it can 769-2453. Qnl'Xuaxscan send e-mail to 1 It was my deep roots in Rural be an effective voice for all of Rural rep.doug.peterson@house.legstate.m 1 Minnesota that has helped me move Minnesota- farmers and all of us who 1 on to this new stage. My father was a depend on farmers as the backbone of I Farmers Union county president, and the rural economy. .1 H .ttt o r,.( CKEY COACHES were honored at the Bi Stone Lake Area Hockey Association annual " It =ght are Bill  t, llJJl (liT, (/F WU 3U( 1 WWW.UI-UltVtLLJtItt ,lll, t,.(,Oll I , , " Watson, Nick Anderson, Paul T,nklenberg, Steve Raffety, who was incorrectly J R ch ffety and Aaron Zahn. - " u ,.:-" :;' %ki& !) ! IX I ( - mM;l'n c.:,,:. "  "])"lille I I I .I . f  .m,,O'eW.m. m,. roD.m,,, " ' i . :::; : ;[  " Into Brand Name "   | " | II "  I mr conditiomng  heating ":";!- I I:-, ,, ....... Products :3 : i danitroPAir ( 1#  FrZessl" :  .... .= ! Conditioning and f J! " :   " " [ Heating...   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