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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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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Upsala City Council heard citizens’ concerns over frozen water lines, Monday. “We’re wondering what you’re going to do for us,” said Mary Jane Chuba. Council Member Dennis Westrich had helped a number of city residents clear water lines. Some were frozen in the street, some closer to residences. [...]

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The public is invited to tour the maple syrup operation at Stearns County’s Kraemer Lake – Wildwood County Park. Visitors are welcome on Saturdays between 1:00 and 4:00 during the last weekend of March and the first two weekends of April. Please call ahead for group tours at (320) 248-7784. Tours are free. There are [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Heidi Lensing caught Shane Weller’s eye back in kindergarten when he told his mom he really liked her tights. But neither anticipated that their future included marriage. Lensing and Weller attended Belgrade Brooten Elrosa (BBE) schools, but didn’t know each other well. He lived in Brooten and she lived [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Five young deer have hit the jackpot in the Little Sauk area between Sauk Centre and Long Prairie — they have been fed regularly during an extremely cold and snowy winter. The day after first spotting the five youngsters, in late December, Ray Hendershot found one stuck in a [...]

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Additional $25,000 grant will restore existing trail Stearns County’s Park Department received a $1-million Parks and Trails Legacy Program grant for extension of the Lake Wobegon Trail from St. Joseph to Waite Park. This is the largest grant ever received by the Stearns County Parks Department. The grant will fund purchasing the trail corridor, completion [...]

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