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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent There is a hidden treasure in rural Minnesota that has been providing quality entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere for 57 years. The Long Drive-In Theatre in Long Prairie is one of only six remaining Minnesota drive-ins, and it has been drawing crowds from all over the Midwest looking to experience the [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension It’s no secret, spring is a busy time for farmers. There’s a lot to be done, and some tasks tend to take priority over others. Right now, farmers are focused on the fields. In the summer, dairy farmers will be focused on keeping production up and SCC (somatic [...]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension Gardeners do you have questions about your vegetable gardens, flowers, fruit trees, lawns, or other horticulture related questions?  Not sure where to find reliable, researched based information? Join University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners for “Ask a Master Gardener” sessions at local Great River Regional Libraries. The University [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. One red flag is the asphalt firm that says it has extra asphalt left over from [...]

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Central Minnesota Credit Union (CMCU), has received a $228,760 training grant through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program (MJSP), a division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. A grant signing ceremony was held on May 29 at the Administration Center of CMCU with members of the MJSP board of directors, CMCU board [...]

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To say business owner Alvin Dingmann is a generous man is an understatement. The Richmond man won a $35,599 Northstar Cash jackpot in 2005. Instead of claiming the prize himself, he gave it to his then college-aged daughter, Stacy, to claim. Nine years later luck struck again. This time, Dingmann was the one who drove [...]

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The filing period for the fall statewide, congressional and legislative  races closed on June 3. Candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate and 7th District Congress are as follows: U.S. Senate Incumbent DFLer Al Franken will be seeking a second term. He will be challenged in the DFL primary by Sandra Henningsgard. The Republicans will [...]

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A gift by Benedict and Dorothy Gorecki of Milaca begins the process of expanding the St. Cloud Hospital Gorecki Guest House. Located across the street from the St. Cloud Hospital, the Gorecki Guest House welcomes patients and family members who are receiving medical care in the St. Cloud community. The house offers a comfortable, homelike [...]

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