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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Being a business in a small town can prove challenging. Flexibility and having the disposition to explore new business opportunities is often a must have for  success in a rural community. Business owner and entrepreneur Jean Soine knows that keeping her doors open in her hometown of Paynesville means being open [...]

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Minnesota author Maxine Bergerson Werner will lead the discussion and answer questions about her book “Country Ragamuffins,” at the next Granite City Book Club meeting. The group will meet at the Stearns History Museum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20.  “Country Ragamuffins” invites readers on a journey back to the 1950s as the author recalls [...]

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St. Cloud Hospital has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. St. Cloud Hospital first earned Level II status in 1998 [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent  Rural Minnesotans understand the importance of community. When an individual is sick or in trouble, friends and neighbors will do what is needed to ensure people are taken care of. It is perhaps one of the greatest assets of being a member of a rural community. Linda Musel of Paynesville has [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s Todd County Farm Family award has been presented to Kim Harff and Mike Motl of Browerville due to their years of dedication to agriculturally centered programs in their community. The couple has spent nearly 50 years promoting an understanding and respect for agriculture in their area’s youth. Although the [...]

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Cloud Hospital as high performing in 10 specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. St. Cloud Hospital ranked fifth among Minnesota’s approximately 150 hospitals, behind Mayo Clinic in Rochester and three Twin Cities [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon in Stearns County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered rooted at various locations along the eastern side of the lake to a depth of nearly 12 feet. The highest densities [...]

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