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All Catholic Women in the St. Cloud Diocese are invited to join together for the 25th annual Fun, Food and Fund Day, sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW). The event, hosted by the Melrose/Sauk Centre Deanery, will be held Thursday, June 4, at St. Benedict Church, Avon. The them...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Life is a difficult journey that can knock a person down to their knees. Hard times require a lot of strength and support, and it can still leave a person drained and suffering. In today’s world people try to cure ailments with pharmaceuticals — manufactured chemica...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes, Minnesota Extension For some cow/calf producers, early weaning has become a more common management practice in recent years due to drought conditions. It has continued to be a successful management tool in some situations as the benefits have been uncovered. “Early weaning” is g...Read More
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Fifty-eight different bird species were spotted within the boundaries of the town of Long Prairie on Saturday, May 16. Despite rain hindering and cutting short the count, a group of bird watchers fanned out across the town’s public places, streets, and side walks to discover birds that most people...Read More
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Little Falls High School has announced the hiring of Cory Schlagel, head boys basketball coach at Albany High School, as its new boys head coach. Schlagel will replace Kevin Jordan, who was promoted to activities director at Little Falls. At Albany, Schlagel has been a high school math teacher for n...Read More
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The Stearns County Highway Department will be doing roadside vegetation work along all Stearns County highways. Unwanted brush and noxious weeds will be cut and/or treated with herbicide. Landowners with property abutting county roads have the right to use alternative methods to treat noxious weeds....Read More
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At this writing, the Minnesota Legislature is in the final wrangling of this year’s session. With the return to divided government after a two-year hiatus of total DFL control, some are speculating that we are heading for another government shutdown like we saw in 2005 and 2011. I’m not too worr...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Farming practices have changed substantially over the last 100 years. Technology has made farming easier and more effective, but it has also created a shift in the agriculture industry. Today’s farms are getting larger. The amount of acreage needed to turn a profit h...Read More
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Upsala’s Fire Department continues to make improvements. A purchase agreement has been signed for the new fire truck requiring a $30,000 down payment. The Council will determine the best path to take to pay the remaining  $125,000 for the truck. The water truck will be ready by the end of June. T...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent When couples hear the good news of a new baby, they begin dreaming of all the joys and trials of parenthood. From the stress of maintaining an already busy schedule to the overwhelming pride of their first words, parents are muddled with daydreams as their baby prepares...Read More
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