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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension It’s time to take a close look at spring grain care, if you haven’t started already. In 2013, a late spring led to wet soybeans and corn at harvest time; and propane supplies became short in the fall. Some soybeans and corn were not dried completely in the [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although Craig Roerick left the family farm near Upsala to go to college, he is finally back living a farm life. After earning a degree in ag education and animal science-dairy from the University of Minnesota (U of M) Crookston, he held two jobs with farm-related organizations. “I wanted [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Meads Department Store in downtown Sauk Centre is thrilled to once again have their front display window entered in the “Window Wars” competition sponsored by Silver Jeans Company of Winnipeg, Manitoba. “We had to preregister,” said Jacki Mead, co-owner with her husband, Terry. “Silver gave us criteria to meet [...]

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Applications are currently being accepted to become an “Agvocate” through the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA). Agvocates will receive a $3,000 scholarship to be used for qualified education expenses, and will develop leadership skills while receiving first-hand experience working on issues important to corn farmers and advocating for agriculture. Completed applications must be received by [...]

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The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert, “Russian Reflections,” Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School auditorium. Director Adam Tervola Hultberg has put together a unique musical potpourri for the first half of the concert. “We will be performing some very recognizable Russian folk melodies as [...]

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Volunteer training for Project ASTRIDE will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 9 a.m. at Avon Hills Paints and Quarter Horses in Avon. This is a 100 percent volunteer organization providing therapeutic horseback activities to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. Contact the program at info@astride.org or visit www.astride.org.

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com GMSN Gabrielle Mrosla of Upsala entered the Navy in April 2013. She graduated from boot camp and “A” school at Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago, Ill. While on her way to a new command at Gulfport, Miss., flying from Minnesota, Mrosla encountered a stellar example of “Minnesota Nice” [...]

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State industry’s jobs increase 72 percent By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The future is looking sunny for the solar industry in the U.S., with a record number of people now working in the field. According to the Solar Foundation’s manager of outreach and policy, Philip Haddix, solar-industry employment has grown by almost 20 percent [...]

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