James Ennis, 73, of Clarissa, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2015, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Clarissa. A Time of sharing will be held at 3:00 p.m. Jim […]

By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension The 2015 Central Minnesota “Tour de Forage” Workshop will be held at the El Paso Sports Bar and Grill at St. Joseph on Wednesday Feb. 4. The El Paso Grill is located along County Road 75 toward the west side of town. Craig Sheaffer, University of Minnesota forage […]

By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension Did you miss the opportunity to attend a Farm Bill workshop about the new crop programs? University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will be offering one last chance for farmers to attend an informational meeting about those programs. There will be six “last chance” meetings […]

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Blair Bauer, age 65, who died Monday at his home. Blair Brice Bauer was born July 6th, 1949 in Fargo, ND, the son of Ted and Norma (Lasher) Bauer. Blair graduated from high […]

Gathering of friends and relatives will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. John was born in Clyde, ND to John J. Sr. and Dorothy (Cameron) Hoffke. He married Lois Fraase in 1957 in Laporte MN. He served in […]

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Many crops produced in the United States are grown for one of the country’s favorite pastimes — drinking beer. Minnesota has some of these crops, mainly barley that is harvested and shipped to breweries throughout the country. Hops is another crop that is beginning to surface in the state, and, in […]

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent  Heidi Leach of Sauk Centre has always aspired to do more. Not just on a business level, but also on a personal level. This young woman and mother of two wants to make a difference in her community and the lives of her daughters. Leach took proactive steps to ensure that […]

2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 3 Tbsp. sugar 1 egg 3/4 c. milk 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 lb. butter 1 c. fruit (peaches, apples, plums or berries Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and butter and mix as for pie dough. Add egg and milk and blend well. Press dough lightly into square pan. […]

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