By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These water [...]

Sauk Centre Coborn’s hosts Little Free Library By Kerry Drager Correspondent One of the best ways to promote literacy is by having books on hand, but there are still families in the community that may not have books in the home. To help encourage reading, Thrivent Financial has provided the Sauk Centre community with a [...]

To the editor:  About March 22, an e-mail was sent to the Todd County Second District commissioner, who is also the chairman of the board. The following concerns were addressed: Todd County has approximately a $1.2 million deficit plus budget shortfalls from previous years according to accountant Doug Host. What is being done to address [...]

To the editor:  The George W. Bush plan for democracy in Iraq seems to be on schedule and having as much success as most all of his decisions. Since another Bush may aspire to the office in the next presidential election, I’m going to editorialize about the last Bush to hold the office. An insight [...]

To the editor:  I’m 86 years old; the wife is 82. I was 13 years old when the war broke out in 1941, and all during the war we heard on the radio about the threat of saboteurs entering our country and how they could hurt the Americans. All the time, we see how fires [...]

By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension For many cow/calf producers, current market conditions have caused them to seriously rethink how they make culling decisions. Jim Krantz, a cow/calf specialist with South Dakota State University, says low national cattle inventories indicate potential for continued profitability in the cow/calf sector for several years to come, but [...]

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season designed to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. “Hunters should check the 2014 hunting regulations closely because only one deer can be harvested in 95 percent of the state,” said Leslie McInenly, big [...]

By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection It’s an issue that’s growing in importance, along with the age of Minnesota’s population. And when it comes to long-term care, a newly released report ranks the state best in the nation. The top rating comes from the latest national scorecard that reviewed some 26 indicators of long-term support [...]

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