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Correction

In Kathy Hendricksen’s Truman column in Thursdays edition, an announcement about a tailgate party before tonight’s football game in Truman listed an incorrect time for the event. The tailgate party will begin at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

Benefit slated for Roger Spiegeler

CEYLON — A breakfast benefit for Roger Spiegeler will be held 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Legends II in Ceylon.

Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs and sausage, served by the Sherburn Lions Club. Cost is a donation.

There also will be a bake sale and silent auction from 9 a.m. to noon.

A bean bag tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. There is a registration fee of $25. To pre-register, call Billie Gatton at (507) 236-9436 or Jeremy Petersen at (507) 236-6349.

Spiegeler was diagnosed with leukemia in April. He required a bone marrow transplant in August. He is staying at the Transplant House in Rochester for 100 days, requiring 24-hour care. All proceeds of the breakfast will help Roger and his wife, Kim, with medical expenses.

Donations also can be made at NorthStar Bank, 403 S. Fourth Ave., in Armstrong, IA 50514.

Klassen campaign to feature Martin

SHERBURN — Heather Klassen’s campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives will kick off Sept. 30 with a rally at Fox Lake Golf Club in Sherburn. Ken Martin, chairman of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, is the scheduled keynote speaker.

Klassen, who announced her candidacy last month, is running for the Minnesota House seat in District 23A, which includes Martin County and portions of Jackson, Watonwan and Faribault counties.

The event is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., with Martin speaking at 5 p.m. Klassen and others will also be speaking. A full meal will be served.

For more information on Klassen’s campaign, visit her website at www.klassenformn.com, or find her on social media @klassenform

Dayton, GOP head to mediation

ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republican lawmakers are heading into court-ordered mediation.

The Minnesota Supreme Court directed Dayton and legislative leaders into private negotiations to work out a months-long legal battle over Dayton’s decision to veto the Legislature’s operating budget. Dayton wants to rework costly tax breaks and other measures but Republicans sued, calling it unconstitutional.

The mediation sessions were expected to begin Thursday and continue through today. But it will be a private affair.

Both sides are sworn to secrecy as they try to bridge their impasse. Dayton refused to answer any questions about his approach on Wednesday.

Those sessions will add to taxpayers’ growing expenses for the legal battle. Both sides are paying their attorneys up to $500 hourly and mediator Rick Solum charges $257 an hour.

Simmons, Frehley reunite on stage

ST. PAUL (AP) — Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley have reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

They came to St. Paul’s CHS field to play Wednesday night in their first show together in 16 years.

The event was a hurricane relief benefit that Simmons helped organize for the Minnesota-based charity Matter.ngo. The nonprofit focuses on feeding and aiding children worldwide, but after Harvey struck Texas in late August the concert’s theme turned to assistance for Houston and surrounding areas.

Frehley took the stage about three-fourths of the way into Simmons’ set, then tore into “Cold Gin” and “Shock Me” before the finale “Rock and Roll All Nite.”

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