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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Making a difference in a small town is Toni Tebben’s drive. A resident of Long Prairie since 1980, Tebben wouldn’t want to live in any other town. She recently retired from CentraCare Long Prairie as the site coordinator and is spending her retirement finding ways to improve her community. “It’s about […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Harvest time has traditionally required the effort of both family and friends. Working the fields was time consuming when the tractors and plows were smaller. Today plowing the field usually entails a monster machine and is often done by the solo farmer. Still, something about old tractors has modern farmers choosing […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The Halloween costume is a holiday tradition that spans back several generations. Those from yesteryear would often hand sew costumes and many of those were passed down from one child to the next. Today many purchase their costumes from large store chains — and often cheaply made, highly priced and lacking […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Allen Drayna of Eagle Bend grew up around horses. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Browerville, Drayna learned to drive draft horses, tilling the land and racking hay. When his parents weren’t looking, he took the opportunity to ride the great horses, and by the 1980s, he had made […]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The lowest gas prices in Minnesota in nearly a year are helping drivers fill up for less, but that isn’t the only way drivers are saving money at the pump. According to a new report, model year 2013 vehicles hit an all-time high for gas mileage with an average […]

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CentraCare Health-Melrose recently welcomed Lindsey Chmielewski, MD, to its health care team. Dr. Chmielewski is a board certified family medicine physician who has special interest in women’s health, obstetrics and global health. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and their families and is proficient in Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys spending […]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection While times have changed tremendously over the past two decades for families in Minnesota and across the country, that’s not necessarily true for the main philosophies of parenting. Janet Jendron is board president of Attachment Parenting International, a group celebrating its 20th anniversary. She concedes today’s parents have to […]

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Have you ever had a CT scan or lab test that you didn’t think was needed – or wanted antibiotics for a possible sinus infection, but your health care provider wouldn’t give you one? Next time, ask why. CentraCare Health has joined a national effort that encourages health care providers and patients to talk about […]

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