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St. Cloud Hospital has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. St. Cloud Hospital first earned Level II status in 1998 [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent  Rural Minnesotans understand the importance of community. When an individual is sick or in trouble, friends and neighbors will do what is needed to ensure people are taken care of. It is perhaps one of the greatest assets of being a member of a rural community. Linda Musel of Paynesville has [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s Todd County Farm Family award has been presented to Kim Harff and Mike Motl of Browerville due to their years of dedication to agriculturally centered programs in their community. The couple has spent nearly 50 years promoting an understanding and respect for agriculture in their area’s youth. Although the [...]

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Cloud Hospital as high performing in 10 specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. St. Cloud Hospital ranked fifth among Minnesota’s approximately 150 hospitals, behind Mayo Clinic in Rochester and three Twin Cities [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon in Stearns County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered rooted at various locations along the eastern side of the lake to a depth of nearly 12 feet. The highest densities [...]

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“Mostly Mozart” is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the historic Sauk Centre Band Shell at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Auditorium in Long Prairie, at 7 p.m. The concert will begin with a time-honored concert opener entitled “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” The 20-minute work for strings can [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These water [...]

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Sauk Centre Coborn’s hosts Little Free Library By Kerry Drager Correspondent One of the best ways to promote literacy is by having books on hand, but there are still families in the community that may not have books in the home. To help encourage reading, Thrivent Financial has provided the Sauk Centre community with a [...]

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