Victor A. Schwinghamer, Sr., age 97 of Sauk Centre, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 25 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Tim Wenzel officiating and Rev. Greg Paffel concelebrating. […]

Born in Duluth, MN, to Albert Briggs and Helen (Mairs) Dean, the youngest of four children. The family moved to Minneapolis where he attended Breck School and West High School. After his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he graduated from the University of Minnesota. His summers growing up were spent […]

Since 2010, Arvig has donated more than $360,000 to local schools, made possible through the Arvig School Partnership Program. This program is community-driven, allowing anyone who receives Internet service from Arvig the opportunity to help raise money for their local school. Customers simply need to sign up for the program and Arvig donates $1 of […]

By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Burning a cleaner fire in that woodstove or fireplace during the winter months is helpful to Minnesotans’ health — and also to the state’s climate, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A good way to burn the hottest and most efficient fire is to use only dry, seasoned wood, […]

    By Kerry Drager Correspondent Lake Superior is a place of majestic, timeless beauty. It is the largest and greatest of all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. The crisp, cold glacial waters is a source of income for many Minnesotans, but its waves can be more unforgiving than that of the sea. Mike Ettel of […]

By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension A common question I get from farmers and landowners is, “What should I be paying or charging for land rent?” I see two different forms of land rent: cropland rent and pasture rent. We spend a lot of time on education for cropland, but what about pasture? Many […]

Arlene M. Hiltunen, age 86 of Grey Eagle, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Long Prairie, Minnesota. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 21 at Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ron Tibbetts officiating. A lunch will follow the graveside service. […]

1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate pieces 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 1 c. margarine, softened 1 egg 1 1/4 c. flour 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt (optional) 2 c. oats, uncooked (quick or old fashioned) In a saucepan, melt one cup chocolate pieces over low heat, […]

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