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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Mary Anderson is an adept woman who has made Clarissa her home and place of business. From scratch, she and her husband Jim built their business 38 years ago. She has provided the area with a quaint little shop that has offered several services throughout the years and continues to keep […]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension All beef producers with cow/calf operations know the importance of their cull cows. Cull cow receipts account for 15-30 percent of income from the cow-calf enterprise, says Cody Wright, South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist.  Because of the impact cull cows have on the operation’s bottom line, […]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension On Oct. 29, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, while speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, announced that the deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) has been extended. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 […]

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The Melrose Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate Edgar Martinez Juarez, 22. Edgar is approximately 5’7” tall, 155 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. Edgar is a Hispanic male., has a light mustache and a ‘barbwire’ tattoo around one of his biceps. Edgar was last seen by his […]

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Rockville County Park & Nature Preserve and Spring Hill County Park will be closed to the public for two weeks in November. The Stearns County Parks are closed beginning this Saturday, from Nov. 8 – 23, 2014, to accommodate a special hunting opportunity for people with disabilities. The hunters applied and were selected by Midwest […]

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In the United States, nearly 30 million women and men of all ages, race and backgrounds suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia, at some point in their lives. An eating disorder affects the entire family. To help, the St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health Clinic is offering a Family and […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Making a difference in a small town is Toni Tebben’s drive. A resident of Long Prairie since 1980, Tebben wouldn’t want to live in any other town. She recently retired from CentraCare Long Prairie as the site coordinator and is spending her retirement finding ways to improve her community. “It’s about […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Harvest time has traditionally required the effort of both family and friends. Working the fields was time consuming when the tractors and plows were smaller. Today plowing the field usually entails a monster machine and is often done by the solo farmer. Still, something about old tractors has modern farmers choosing […]

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