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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Joe Tensen of Brooten grew up on all things western — from his taste of music and his favorite movies right down to his boots. Inspired by the stories in his western paperbacks and the ones his father told about his time in the rodeo, Tensen was destined to become a [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s first annual Nest Fest was a huge success, drawing in a crowd of over 800 people on Saturday, Aug. 30. The fundraiser provided food and beverages throughout the day and had many activities for individuals of all ages, including live bands, bouncy houses, a car show, a silent auction [...]

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Children of all ages and athletic abilities are invited to run, walk or roll whatever distance they can (50 or 100 meters, 1K, 1 mile or 5K) during the fifth annual Sneakers and Wheels event Saturday, Sept. 27 at CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Many of the leading economic indicators in Minnesota, such as the unemployment rate and manufacturing, continue to improve, but the rebound is not being fully felt when it comes to families struggling to put food on the table. Just released figures show that 11 percent of households in the [...]

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The Granite City Book Club will meet with Minnesota author Connie Claire Szarke at its next meeting to discuss her new book “Delicate Armor.” The meeting will be held at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Set in the Upper Midwest from 1952 to 1991, “Delicate Armor” is [...]

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Felling Trailers is conducting its second online auction of a FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit cancer research and support. Felling Trailers wants to bring awareness of and support to pancreatic cancer research. Thus, Felling Trailers manufactured and painted one of its most popular trailers metallic purple to be auctioned online for 10 days [...]

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Stearns County’s Highway Department is holding an auction to sell excess right-of-way properties Thursday, Sept. 18. There are five properties for sale. Two of the properties are in St. Cloud and have homes; one is an office building in St. Joseph; another is the former park and ride in St. Joseph, and the last parcel [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Independence is often taken for granted as there may come a time where it is no longer safe for an individual to live alone. A senior may find that their daily life has become increasingly difficult. Many times the elderly don’t have a family to turn to, or family is incapable [...]

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