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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded the health of their children’s eyes is critical to their educational success. Monticello optometrist Dr. Mary Gregory, chair of the Minnesota Optometric Association’s Children’s Vision Committee for the Minnesota Optometric Association, says this is [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent In an attempt to breathe new life into the downtown area, the Long Prairie Museum and the Christie House have been working on events to help draw a crowd and reveal the historic significance of the area. One of those events was the first ever Ghost Walk and was held this [...]

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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension We’re starting to get some questions about pricing corn silage. In some cases livestock producers are short on feed and some crop producers are long on corn that might not make good mature grain — again this year. Farmers, who are thinking about buying or selling corn or [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources A public discussion of experimental fishing regulations on Todd County’s Big Birch Lake is set  for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Linda B’s Restaurant, 41947 County Road 167, Freeport. Located in south central Todd County near Grey Eagle, Big Birch Lake covers 2,100 acres and [...]

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The third annual “Harvest Time Caramel Apple Bike Ride” is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Lake Wobegon Trails. The ride starts at the Sauk Centre Lake Wobegon Trailhead at Sinclair Lewis Park at 1000 Park Drive, Sauk Centre. Two options are available for riders — east to [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Youth Pastor Josh Hodgson of the Community Covenant Church has taken on the role to inspire youth in the Upsala area. His mission is to guide them to follow their interests and goals while staying true to their love in God and learning what it takes to be a good leader. [...]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension It was a bit of a tough year for tomatoes. The early part of the growing season was quite wet. Although this meant gardeners didn’t have to take time to water, the rain was in excess at some points and created conditions that caused problems for tomatoes. Blossom-End [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension All cattle producers know what a nuisance flies can be to their animals in the summer. These flies bring with them all sorts of potential problems, including pinkeye. Pinkeye is a painful disease caused by the bacteria moraxella bovis, and can cause reductions in weaning weights of as [...]

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