STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Haiti tax break debated
The House and Senate are making progress toward allowing Minnesotans who have donated to Haiti earthquake victims to get tax breaks on returns they file this year.
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True stories can be far more compelling than any fiction, which explains why I quickly became engrossed a few years ago in reading "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ... Posted on 1/19/10 at 5:01 AM
Mickey McRoberts always envisioned Haiti as messy and hot and ugly. She was right.
But in its messiness she saw a way to help clear away some clutter.
Despite its oppressive heat, she saw a way to bring just a small breath of fresh air.
At a time when the country of Haiti was descending into depths of despair, a group of pilots based in Alexandria ascended to new heights of service.
Through two separate missions, they helped supply much needed aid to the country.
By Marit Aaseng, Intern Reporter
, July 16, 2010
Of the thousands of stories of heroism, charity and humanity surfacing after the Haiti earthquake, three of them trace all the way back to East Otter Tail County – specifically to one church in Perham.
Organizers of a flight to bring emergency supplies to Haiti prepared to load more than 500 pounds of medicine, rice, formula, tarps and sleeping bags into an airplane at the Alexandria Airport last Friday.
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