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Waite Park mayoral candidates talk road improvements, crime and spending

WAITE PARK — Political newcomer Brian Sluss is taking on longtime Waite Park Mayor Rick Miller on Election Day. 



a man smiling for the camera: Rick Miller, left, and Brian Sluss are candidates for mayor in Waite Park.


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Rick Miller, left, and Brian Sluss are candidates for mayor in Waite Park.

Miller, who has spent nearly three decades in city government, is campaigning on experience with goals to improve roadways, invest in the city’s capital expenses without raising taxes, and get the long-awaited amphitheater up and running. 

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Sluss, if elected, said he would also prioritize road improvement projects, as well as work to attract businesses and reduce crime in the city. 

Both candidates have lived in Waite Park most of their lives. 

Miller, 72, graduated from Technical High School and worked as a network technician for the telecommunications company now known as Lumen Technologies. He retired in 2001 and is married with two children and four grandchildren. 

Sluss, 52, graduated from McKinley Area

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Lowe’s Stock Can Keep Rallying Because People Will Be Spending More Time at Home for Longer

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Lowe’s shares have rallied as the pandemic has spurred people to spend more money fixing up their homes.


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Lowe’s

stock has jumped some 35% in 2020, as demand booms amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Loop Capital argues the shares could see another 20% gain, as consumers continue to pour money into their homes.

Analyst Laura Champine reiterated a Buy rating on Lowe’s (ticker: LOW) shares Wednesday, while raising her price target to $195 from $180.

She is increasingly confident that the company will continue to see sales boosted by the crisis, as people realize that they’ll likely be spending more time at home for longer, and need that space to serve more needs than it used to.

Indeed, as Barron’s has reported, the majority of the nation’s public school students were set to start the academic year remotely, while employers warm up to the idea of

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Overnight Defense: Stopgap spending measure awaits Senate vote | Trump nominates former Nunes aide for intelligence community watchdog

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I’m Rebecca Kheel, and here’s your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter.



a car parked in front of a building: Overnight Defense: Stopgap spending measure awaits Senate vote | Trump nominates former Nunes aide for intelligence community watchdog | Trump extends ban on racial discrimination training to contractors, military


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Overnight Defense: Stopgap spending measure awaits Senate vote | Trump nominates former Nunes aide for intelligence community watchdog | Trump extends ban on racial discrimination training to contractors, military

THE TOPLINE: A bill to keep the government open past next week is awaiting a vote in the Senate after easily passing the House on Tuesday night.

The House passed the continuing resolution (CR) in a 359-57 vote to fund the government through Dec. 11.

The situation previously looked iffy amid a disagreement between Democrats and Republicans on farm aid, but talks between the two sides that resumed Tuesday resulted in an agreement that includes the farm aid sought by Republicans in exchange

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New Mover Spending Habits

For years, we have known that new movers plan to spend more money in their first 6 months than the average person does in 2-3 years. We finally have survey results that show how much money the new movers will be spending, how they will pay for these purchases, and the products they plan to purchase within the next 3, 6, or 12 months.

Judge for yourself the value to your business that these new movers can bring. Now you can see exactly where and when these new movers will be spending their money. This is what makes new movers so special. When surveyed, 39% of new movers responded they will spend over $30,000 in the first month and 66% will spend in excess of $15,000.

When asked what upgrades and improvements were they planning to make to their new home they responded as follows: 28% will have their bathroom … Read More

2018 Home Renovation Report: Homeowner Trends, Spending and Priority Projects

CURRENT ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Overall, U.S. homeowners are optimistic about the next twelve months. 60% of homeowners take the state of the economy into consideration before making renovation plans, and 61% feel confident the economy is improving. Additionally, 55% of our respondents think home values will increase as well over the next year. While President Trump can be a controversial topic, only 28% report taking the presidential administration into consideration before making home improvement plans.

FUTURE HOME RENOVATION SPENDING

Homeowners look to be encouraged by today’s stronger housing market, and are making investments in their homes. 55% of homeowners plan to conduct at least one renovation over the next twelve months, up from the 38% who have previously performed improvements. 41% of respondents are initiating a home improvement project to improve their quality of living, while 17% are looking to increase the value of their home, but don’t have current plans … Read More