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The St. Cloud Hospital Sleep Center recently received a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services. To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Conveniently situated in downtown Long Prairie, Everybody’s Market has been serving the community since it began in 1978, as a workers co-operative. Marking its 35th year, the market is now a consumer’s co-op. It is the second-oldest retail business in Long Prairie that has remained under the same ownership. [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although seasoned farm wife Kathi Molitor did not grow up on a farm, she has now spent 27 years living the farm life near Elrosa. Twenty of those years, she milked alongside her husband, Al. The Molitor family’s dairy farm has been in the family since 1961. Newlyweds Al [...]

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Douglas, Todd, Morrison, East Otter Tail and Wadena soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) are hosting a public informational meetings to discuss new lake and stream impairments in the Long Prairie River Watershed. Newly-listed water bodies include: Nelson, Fish, Twin, Henry, Agnes, Winona, Echo, Crooked (East), Jessie and [...]

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During the month of March, those  age 50 or older can receive a free immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) colon cancer screening kit from the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital or from Coborn Cancer Center. Kits are limited. The iFOBT screening does not replace a colonoscopy, which is the best [...]

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Randy Schreifels, Stearns County auditor-treasurer, is pleased to announce that driver’s licenses and Minnesota ID Cards can now be renewed at the Stearns County Service Center.   Driver’s license renewals, lost cards, changes of name, class and address can all be processed at License Center West. Driver’s license renewals and Minnesota ID Card renewal services [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection It may not soothe the sore backs of shovelers or help cover high heating bills, but this cold and snowy Minnesota winter does have a silver lining for the Great Lakes. The bitter temperatures that have been common have led to Lake Superior being nearly entirely covered in ice [...]

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Wayne Resseman of the Holdingford Snowfliers Snowmobile Club has informed the Stearns County Park Department that they are unable to groom portions of the Lake Wobegon trail between Albany and Holdingford for snowmobiling. They report drifts on the trail so large that grooming machines are not able to groom the trail. All snowmobilers are warned [...]

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