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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Dogs left in cars are an all-too-common summertime sight in parking lots, and animal experts say it is both extremely dangerous for animals and could land their owners in hot water. Courtney Thomas, president and chief executive of the Great Plains chapter of the Society for the Prevention of [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Lee and Laurie Paskewitz have invited local families to visit their farm during Todd County’s Breakfast at the Farm event Saturday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Solid Rock Dairy farm has been in operation since 1991. It began with just 12 Holsteins and $5,000 down toward the [...]

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Challenging your brain keeps it sharp as you age. A free event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, to learn how to maintain peak brain function as you age, and how to ward off stroke — the fourth leading cause of death nationwide. Melissa [...]

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By Joe Nathan Columnist One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It comes to mind as we enjoy summer and the July Fourth holiday weekend — a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a family can [...]

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Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released the Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media and the Top 25 Community Banker Influencers on Twitter. Minnesota National Bank was featured on the list. “Congratulations to Minnesota National Bank for being featured on ICBA’s Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media,” said ICBA Executive [...]

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Changes took effect July 1 to Stearns County’s emergency general assistance programs. Revisions to eligibility criteria were approved by the Board of Commissioners. Emergency General Assistance and Family Emergency Funds are programs designed for residents who need financial help with short-term, non-recurring housing and utility expenses. Both are mandated, state-funded programs. In past years, funds [...]

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As we draw near to the Fourth of July, many of us celebrate with family and friends by enjoying bonfires and firework displays. While these activities encourage fun times and great memories, it is important to understand that they also pose serious threats and risks if they are not approached with caution. CentraCare Health reminds [...]

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