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  1. Council approves two per cent tax increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Western Wheel

    Debate over the 2019 budget got heated in council chambers on Monday as the tax increase rose by 1.3 per cent over the projected amount. After budget deliberations in November, the finance and audit committee recommended a 0.7 per cent tax increase in 2019, which would have amount to $1.31 per month for the average home.

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  2. Plan provides framework to preserve historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Western Wheel

    Culture and heritage manager Allan Boss said by approving the plan, council is making a statement that heritage resources are important to Okotoks and help promote social, cultural, economic and sustainability values in the community. "These types of plans tell us who we are, where we come from and where we're going as a community," said Boss.

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  3. Explo officials sentenced; ordered to pay restitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The United States Attorney's Office Western District of Louisiana has announced the sentencing for Explo Systems, Inc. officials involved in the 2012 explosion. On Oct. 15, 2012, there was an explosion in a munitions storage igloo at Camp Minden.

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  4. Christmas play to proceed despite complaints of Jesus' nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... after receiving complaints about the religious reference during a play at school earlier this week. According to the Minden Junior Service League, some people who watched the play raised questions about the use of Jesus' name. As a result, according ...

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  5. 5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo provided by the Louisiana National Guard, a controlled burn chamber arrives at Camp Minden in Minden, La. A federal judge has sentenced the former owner of a company involved in an explosion and cleanup in Louisiana to pay $34 million and spend 4 years and seven months in prison.

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  6. 5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo provided by the Louisiana National Guard, a controlled burn chamber arrives at Camp Minden in Minden, La. A federal judge has sentenced the former owner of a company involved in an explosion and cleanup in Louisiana to pay $34 million and spend 4 years and seven months in prison.

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  7. Witness contradicts police account of shooting of black teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | KTEN-TV Denison

    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo provided by the Louisiana National Guard, a controlled burn chamber arrives at Camp Minden in Minden, La. A federal judge has sentenced the former owner of ... Federal judge sentences 5 men to prison, orders $35.4 million in restitution after what a prosecutor calls the largest illegal dumping of military explosives in US history.

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  8. New bridge makes pedestrian access easierRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Western Wheel

    More than 50 people braved wintry weather to show their appreciation for a new footbridge in town and support for the Boyd family. Darlene, Doug and Trevor Boyd were present for the official opening of the new Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge in Sheep River Park on Nov. 23. The four-metre wide bridge replaces its narrower predecessor but retains the name in memorial of 16-year-old Laurie Boyd, who was murdered in Okotoks in 1982.

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  9. News roundup: New po-boy shop opening in Baton Rouge Friday a ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    ... Solutions CEO Chip Ray says the company has completed its purchase of Reynolds Industrial Contractors Inc. in Minden, and Louisiana Economic Development estimates the deal will lead to the creation of 120 new jobs over the next three years. The site ...

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  10. Academy, manor fill generation gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Western Wheel

    Fiona Penhalagan, 3, was sitting on 86-year-old Ada Parsons' lap, during the opening ceremonies on Thursday of the VIK Academy, a French Immersion early learning and childcare centre, which opened at Tudor Manor, a supportive living facility for seniors in Okotoks. The academy is just off the main entrance of the seniors' facility and every Thursday students go to a recreation area to do crafts and hang with the Tudor residents.

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  11. Company to create 120 new advanced manufacturing jobs in MindenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | The Advocate

    A company founded by a former CB&I executive said it will create 120 new advanced manufacturing jobs in Minden over the next three years. Catamaran Solutions completed the purchase of Reynolds Industrial Contractors Inc. on Tuesday, a move that gives it control of a 135,000-square-foot industrial fabrication center.

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  12. GALLERY: Okotoks lights up for the HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Western Wheel

    Okotoks lit up once again for the holiday season with fire pits, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and spectacles for the family. The large Christmas tree at the Olde Towne Okotoks plaza was lit and carols were sung.

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  13. 37 vote victory in Minden mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The race for Minden mayor ended with a 37 vote win for Republican candidate Terry Gardner. His opponent was Democrat William "Winky" Newer.

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  14. Sexton, Deborah Marie KlebbaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... Zuzga and her brothers and sister Kirk Klebba, Jeffrey Klebba, Russell Klebba, all of Avoca, MI, Mike Klebba of Minden, LA and Darlene Francek of Caro, MI and 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandbaby. Her father, Vincent Klebba predeceased her in 1981. ...

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  15. Town continuing to monitor deer populationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | Western Wheel

    Another deer count is in the books, but it still isn't enough data for the Town to determine a course of action. Volunteers took to Okotoks streets and pathways on Sept.

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  16. Poppy campaign ceremony pays tribute to war heroRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | Western Wheel

    Pinning poppies on the lapels of local officials today got an Okotoks veteran thinking about her great uncle who served a century ago in the First World War. "When Uncle Jim came back he never spoke of the war," Maureen Haberstock, chair of the Okotoks Legion poppy campaign, told delegates at Okotoks' poppy campaign kick-off on Oct. 24. "No one knew what he did in the war until we got his medals after he died."

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  17. 2 inmates on work release fall from pickup bed; 1 diesRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2018 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Louisiana State Police say one jail trusty died and one was hurt when they fell from the bed of a moving pickup truck on a highway. Trooper Glenn Younger said in a news release Thursday night that 30-year-old Kenneth George of Shreveport and 26-year-old Tyler Hodges of Minden were both on work release from the Webster Parish jail.

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  18. ?One-Eyed Jack? goes down in Claiborne ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | Louisiana Sportsman

    ... nocturnal and for a few weeks there were no more daylight photos. "On opening day, my sons had a football game in Minden and I didn't get to hunt," Buckner said. "I told my buddy I had a feeling the buck might be starting to come out before dark. I ...

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  19. Shreveport man falls from truck and diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    ... west on US 80. The men were identified as 30-year-old Kenneth George of Shreveport and 26-year-old Tyler Hodges of Minden. George was taken to the Minden Medical Center and pronounced dead. Hodges suffered moderate injuries. LSP says routine tests ...

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  20. Inmate dies while trying to save another who was falling out of pickup bedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2018 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... back into the back of a pickup being driven by the Webster Parish village's maintenance supervisor, 59-year-old Minden resident Michael Chreene. Hodges slipped and began to fall out of the village-owned truck as it began moving on to the next meter, ...

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