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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It is of no surprise that farmers have a deep love for their tractors. Endless hours are spent working with their machines to get the ground tilled, seeds planted and crops harvested. Today these great harvesters, plows and combines are feats of modern day engineering, ...Read More
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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The latest figures show the preterm birth rate in Minnesota continues to trend downward, but the progress has been slow toward the goal of healthier babies here and across the nation. As of last year, the U.S. premature birth rate had fallen to 11.4 perc...Read More
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Stearns County will continue its Sentence to Service (STS) program in 2015, in a more limited capacity. The Board of Commissioners was looking to possibly cut the program in an effort to save money, but after hearing some community objections, unanimously agreed to continue the service and reduce it...Read More
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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension It is time to put away the fall decorations and put up the winter decor, including the Christmas tree. For many of us this includes the annual tradition of purchasing a fresh real tree. Minnesota tree farmers typically produce over 500,000 trees per y...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The Swanville Bible Church and the community that it serves has welcomed in a new pastor and his family. Mike Gunnon comes to the church with the guidance of God and the support of his wife Gloria. Gunnon has just begun his career as a pastor, and he prepares himself fo...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Kathy and Chuck Parker began their lives as dairy farmers in Long Prairie. After making the decision to sell their farm and move to Lily Lake in Sauk Centre, they still felt that they were not in their forever home. “We both come from the country with lots of acres. W...Read More
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Stearns County is looking for residents who want to get involved with their local government and serve on a county board or committee. The boards and committees serve a variety of county departments in a variety of areas. Stearns County is recruiting for appointments to be filled in January 2015. Th...Read More
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