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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent A small town Minnesota family will be featured on the “Family Feud” Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m on the WUCW Network (CW23). Five cousins who are the grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade, have completed their lifetime dream of being contestants on the game show. After a trove [...]

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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension One of the most common topics for questions I get at the office is cropland rental. Renting farmland is common for many farmers seeking land, and the value of land causes many landowners to hold on to it, even after their own farming days are over. I can’t [...]

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To the editor: Last week, I received two Republican flyers misrepresenting MNsure. Everyday their TV ads play, blaming Obamacare for pretty much everything. It’s important we talk about what MNsure and the ACA really are. MNsure is a free-market solution that allows individuals to shop for health insurance. It’s not a government takeover. Companies enter [...]

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Despite nation’s best showing, compliance issues remain By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Minnesota retailers do better at thwarting teens’ attempts to buy tobacco than retailers in any other state, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The ranking is earning praise, although some anti-smoking advocates say the figures [...]

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Eleven CentraCare primary care clinic sites recently received Health Care Home (HCH) re-certification from the Minnesota Department of Health through November 2015. The HCH-certified clinics include six CentraCare Clinic sites in St. Cloud (Pediatric & Adolescent Health, Northway Family Medicine, Health Plaza Family Medicine, River Campus Internal Medicine, Plaza Internal Medicine and CentraCare Family Health [...]

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Child should be at least 4’9” to use seat belts only By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Kids often want to act like grownups, but experts say having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off for as long as possible. A new study from Safe [...]

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1 1/2 c buttermilk 1/2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 4 1/2 c. flour 4 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 c. oil 2 dry yeast pkgs. 1/4 c. warm water (equals 2 Tbsp.) Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup water. (Add a dash of sugar to speed up the action). Heat buttermilk to lukewarm and add other ingredients. [...]

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By Linda Lieser Guest Columnist For quite some time now, I have been wavering about letting go of Isaac’s Foundation. This has been by no means an easy or quick decision. Running a Foundation voluntarily is extremely time consuming; it is a huge commitment. Our Isaac died in January 2008 and by that March we [...]

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