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Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction. Discover how to prevent, identify and respond to any suspected food allergy from 6:30-8:30 [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages homeowners to complete necessary open burning now, as restrictions will take effect shortly after snowmelt occurs. “Warm temperatures will continue to erode the snowpack in the next few weeks,” said Larry Himanga, DNR fire prevention coordinator. “This will expose last year’s leaves and [...]

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By Kerry Drager Dairyland Peach Contributor The marriage of Tyson and Michelle Molitor last November brought the college sweethearts together in name and family, but the lack of housing has kept the two from sharing their daily lives together. Michelle currently lives in Andover and works in Minnetonka while Tyson stays busy on his family’s [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer Walt Junkin is known for his moving renditions of “Taps” at area military funerals and ceremonies. Many people also know him for his career as a professional photographer. Both careers have filled Junkin’s life. He grew up in Fargo, where he was paid for his first photo in seventh grade, [...]

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By Dan Martens Extension Educator U of M Extension Service From time to time, for farm programs, crop disaster declarations, crop insurance options and other things perhaps — we hear about an “Olympic” average for crop yields and other things. Olympic average simply means — for a given set of numbers, you drop the high [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer Amid the constant changes of the health insurance industry, the Upsala School Board has made some changes to employee health care compensation. Following a presentation by John Holthaus of Primary Benefit Services in Little Falls and Rudy Allebach of HR Simplified in Minneapolis, the Board voted March 26, to drop [...]

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Deputy Sheriff Lonnie Marcyes has announced his run for Todd County sheriff. The Fergus Falls college graduate has over 11 years experience as both a deputy and officer in Long Prairie, Staples, and Eagle Bend.  In addition, Maryces served as school liaison officer, is a member of the snowmobile patrol, and volunteers for the Browerville [...]

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If you are having hearing problems, but think you can’t afford a hearing aid, a local Lions Club may be able to help. Lions Clubs International have been collecting eyeglasses for years, and now Lions Clubs in the district representing Minnesota, Manitoba and Sasketchewan are also collecting used hearing aids. Working with Starkey, a hearing [...]

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