Archive | December, 2012

10 caramels 1 c. cold milk, divided 1 (6 oz) graham pie crust 1 c. cold eggnog 1/2 c. chopped pecans, toasted 2 (3.4 oz.) pkgs. vanilla flavor instant pudding 1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed, divided Microwave caramels and 1 Tbsp. milk in microwavable bowl on medium (50 percent) 30 seconds or until […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Having been active in DFL politics in the state of Minnesota for more than 40 years, it was not really a surprise when Lillian Ortendahl was elected to serve as an elector during her party’s district convention in 2004, meaning that she cast a vote in the Electoral […]

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Control Tower, this is Flight 2012, requesting permission to land. We need to do so quickly. We’re missing a wheel or two, so we’re coming in hot, and the landing will be fast since we’re missing part of the wing, not to mention a window or two. Frankly, we can’t get down soon enough. You […]

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Recent snowfall will likely bring out more Minnesota snowmobilers and that means there’s an increased chance of an accident, says the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). There were six snowmobile-related deaths in Minnesota during the 2012 snowmobile season. That compares to 13 fatalities in 2011 and 19 fatalities in […]

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Coborn’s, Inc. raised $186,000 at its 11th annual Grocers on the Green golf tournament on Sept. 12. The funds will support the pediatric cancer program at CentraCare Health Plaza and Coborn Cancer Center, which allows Central Minnesota children and families to stay close to home while receiving treatment. The funds also will partially fund two […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com When Gene Gergen envisioned life as a farmer, there were many things that he could not have anticipated. He owned a 500-acre organic dairy farm in Ellsworth, Wis., and milked more than 100 cows. Then came various electrical issues which led to the loss of four cattle herds […]

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4 c. small pasta shells, cooked 1 c. frozen peas 1 lb. large cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut into thirds 1/2 c. green onions, chopped 1/4 c. fresh parsley, minced 1 c. mayonnaise 8 oz. plain yogurt 1/4 c. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, snipped 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper In large […]

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1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 48 vanilla wafers 2 (3.4 oz.) pkgs. vanilla flavor instant pudding 1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed, divided 1/2 c. brewed strong coffee, cooled 2 sqs. semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely grated 1 c. fresh raspberries Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Beat in milk […]

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