granitefallsnews.com http://www.granitefallsnews.com/section/ granitefallsnews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:13:06 +0000 Today in the News: New clues about missing Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319872?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319872 News to know

A Malaysian Air Force official told CNN today that the missing airplane was hundreds of miles off course and flying in the wrong direction when it dropped off the radar. The plane was flying west instead of northeast, officials said, and it had stopped sending information. Officials now are looking into the possibility of a power failure or [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Missing flight 'not a terrorist incident' http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319911?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:04:11 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319911 In the news

The head of Interpol said today that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight "was not a terrorist incident," according to CNN.Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said that the two passengers who were traveling with stolen passports do not appear to be linked to any terrorists organizations, and that one of the men was trying to [...]]]> Today in the News: Officials ID man who bought tickets with stolen passports for Malaysian flight http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319925?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319925 News to know

According to a report from USA Today, officials have identified a man who bought two tickets on the missing Malaysian flight using stolen passports. Thai police said Kazem Ali of Iran bought the tickets for two friends who were trying to get home to Europe. The final destination on the tickets itinerary were for Europe, officials said. [...]]]> On Technology: Crummy cell pictures http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319948?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:46:50 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319948 Downside: Tablet and cell cams still produce lower-quality images than stand-alone cameras. It's all in the sensor that records the shot. There's not a lot of room or power in a handheld. For sharpness and depth of color, they cannot beat the competition.
I spent a Saturday trying to improve my Samsung tablet photos. Here's what [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Search continues for missing flight http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319975?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:29:35 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319975 In the news

There's still no sign of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing Saturday. Dozens of planes and ships from eight nations are combing the seas for signs of the airplane, but officials have yet to come up with anything. "For the aircraft to go missing just like that ... as far as we are concerned, we are equally puzzled as well," said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian civil aviation department, CNN reported.

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In January and February 2014, the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council awarded $118,426 in grants to 26 organizations in the region. Awards per program were as follows: $60,360 in Art Projects (providing up to $5,000 to produce or present a community-serving art project), $18,452 in Arts Legacy Projects (providing up to $20,000 to produce or present high [...]]]>
New Ecumen Regional Director of Home Care, Hospice And Adult Day Services to visit Clarkfield Care Center http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319992?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:49:43 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319992 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews

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Ecumen, which operates the Clarkfield Care Center and Clarkfield Home Care and Assisted Living for the city of Clarkfield, has hired a new regional director of home care, hospice and adult day services who will be visiting Clarkfield next week.
Terry Mahar, a healthcare executive with more than 34 years of experience, has been named to the [...]]]>
Isfeld seeking assistance on Berge donor project http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319993?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:43:37 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319993 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews

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Individuals interested in taking part in a community artistic endeavor and learning a new craft all the while are invited to team up with local artist Tamara Isfeld in the creation of community mosaic that will recognize donor contributions toward the rehabilitation of the K.K. Berge building.
Funded by the Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization [...]]]>
Cases of frozen pipes increasing in Clarkfield and Granite Falls http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309692?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:44:02 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309692 Tom Gillaspy to talk demographic trends and impacts at Bootlegger's March 20 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309694?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:35:49 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309694 Morning Jolt: U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in February http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309695?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:00:01 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309695 In the news

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than was expected, according to the Department of Labor. The numbers top January's as well. The unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent.

Happening today

The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel [...]]]> Today in the News: House approves $1B in aid for Ukraine http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309698?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309698 Quote of note

"We must remember that the purpose of our pressure on Russia is not simply to punish aggression — and certainly it is not to escalate the confrontation — but instead to move (President Vladimir) Putin toward a resolution that protects the territorial integrity of Ukraine." - Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who co-sponsored a resolution [...]]]> Clarkfield woman pleads guilty to child endangerment http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309722?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:23:01 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309722 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews

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Kelly Anderson-Person pleaded guilty to child endangerment for an incident in August when she pulled out a gun and attempted suicide while being interviewed by law officers and holding her then-nine-month-old daughter in her lap.
The 34-year-old of Hendricks, formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty at a hearing on Tuesday at the Yellow Medicine [...]]]>
'Bumper year' expectations at SpecSys http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309727?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:19:10 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309727 Greg Zyla: Designer and performance cars, and cartoon characters http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309729?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:16:16 +0000 By Greg Zyla More Content Now http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309729 Varvatos, by the way, is the noted menswear American contemporary fashion designer who not only lends his name to the 300H, he OKs and designs the numerous style accompaniments and special touches. The result is hands down one of the best-looking cars on the road today.
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Minnesota West '300 Bldg.' meeting Thurs., March 13 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309731?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:15:18 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309731 The ‘300 Building’ previously housed the auto body program before it was discontinued this [...]]]> Silvio Calabi: Toyota 4Runner is the world’s 44 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309732?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:13:37 +0000 By Silvio Calabi More Content Now http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309732 It was sometimes true too, mostly because a lot of cars weren't that sophisticated back then either. Now, though, as far as cars have come in 25 [...]]]> Yellow Medicine County would save $200,000 with bond refinance http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309734?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:11:57 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309734 Greg Zyla: The AMC French connection http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309942?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:09:10 +0000 By Greg Zyla More Content Now http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309942 I want to also say that AMC was once a partner with Renault before it was sold to Chrysler. Some of the Renault cars were good, others not so good. Just wanted to write you a letter letting [...]]]> As deadlines approach, DNR seeks angler vigilance on shelter removal http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309974?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:39:03 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309974 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking cooperation from anglers who need to act now to remove their fish shelters in the southern two-thirds of the state by 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 3.

For structures on lakes in the northern third of the state, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 17.

Shelters are required to [...]]]>
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