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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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Minnesota sets goal of 30 times more solar energy by 2020 By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection It may have gotten lost a bit as the coldest weather in two decades moved over the state, but Minnesota’s new law aimed at using more energy from the sun is now in effect. According to Hannah Terwilliger, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Phil and Jan Gerth of Upsala traveled to the East African country of Tanzania in December 2013,  to visit their son, Ben, and his family. They participated in the daily routine tasks of their son’s family as well as received unique privileges offered to visitors. “We flew into Nairobi, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Three generations of the Deters family keep busy with their dairy between West Union and Sauk Centre. There is always something to do with 575 cows to milk. Jeff and Karen, along with eldest son Shane and his wife, Amanda, set up the farm operation as a limited liability [...]

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Other business that came before the Upsala City Council Monday included: •Hearing that Marlene Soltis is offering 17.95 acres at the southwest corner of the city for sale to the city for $5,500 per acre ($98,725), offering to let the city make five annual payments with no interest. The county has valued that parcel of [...]

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