By Kerry Drager Correspondent For roughly 15 years community members in Farming and the surrounding areas have sponsored the Christmas Care Drive during the holiday season. The events sponsored by the Christmas Care Drive help generate funds to create care baskets to be donated to needy families and seniors while providing holiday cheer for people […]

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the bird. The centerpiece of November’s famous holiday most likely was raised right here in central Minnesota. Swanville is known as the turkey capital of the world, and one area family has helped give the little town that name. John Gessell Jr. […]

When I was a child, my grandparents lived in a big, old house in St. Paul, near the University of Minnesota farm campus. We visited them many times for holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. To make extra money, my grandparents took in roomers, mostly students at the university. The students went home for the holidays. Curious grandchildren […]

To the editor:  It was brought to my attention that I, as an election judge, was unable to explain that not voting at all is a no vote. Election judges are supposed to uphold the law and inform voters who may be confused. The referendum to the state Constitution was voted on last election cycle […]

Dr. John D. Nalewaja of Fargo, ND and Osakis, MN 84 passed away peacefully on November 11, 2014 from prostate bone cancer in San Tan Valley, AZ. John Dennis Nalewaja was born October 7, 1930 to Anthony and Hattie Nalewaja on a farm near Browerville, MN. After high school, he graduated in Vocational Agriculture from […]

Michael and Barbara Hoet, art instructors at Camphill Village in Sauk Centre, are hosting an art exhibit at the Historic Palmer House Lobby in Sauk Centre from Saturday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 5. The art show will feature artwork by Camphill residents with special needs. The instructors will also feature their own artwork. To […]

1 beef top round steak (about 1 1/4” thick) 1/4 c. brown sugar 2 Tbsp. prepared German-style mustard 1 Tbsp. vinegar 2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. coarsely-ground black pepper 1 c. beer 1 medium onion, chopped 1 bay leaf Combine brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in saucepan, slowly stir in beer. Add onion […]

Combine in bowl: 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 1 egg 1 can (2/3 c.) evaporated milk 1/2 c. fine cracker crumbs 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 dry mustard 1/4 c. chopped onion 1/2 c. chopped green pepper Mix well. Form into patties. Broil for five to seven minutes on each side. Makes […]

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