Lowell Wayne Haugen was born on November 14, 1947 in Litchfield, the son of Irving and Ann (Renebo) Haugen. He attended and graduated from Belgrade High School in 1966. He continued his education at Concordia College in Moorhead, receiving his bachelor degree in 1970. In 1970, he entered the US Army where he served his […]

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Dolores Braegelmann, age 88, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may gather from 4:00 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenner […]

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Margaret Ann Schmitz, age 31, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family after a short battle with Leukemia. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends […]

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Waite Park for Eugene F. Sieben, 94, of St. Cloud who passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday at Country Manor in Sartell. Rev. Mark Innocenti will officiate and burial will be with full […]

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Living in smaller communities sometimes limits the opportunities for young women to find a career that match their individual needs. Kimberly Parker of Osakis grew up on her family’s large dairy farm. She had watched her mother care for the well-being and health of her family, and became interested in pursuing […]

By Kerry Drager Correspondent It is of no surprise that farmers have a deep love for their tractors. Endless hours are spent working with their machines to get the ground tilled, seeds planted and crops harvested. Today these great harvesters, plows and combines are feats of modern day engineering, but there are those who still […]

By Paul E. Tix Guest Columnist “It’s obvious that socialism is rapidly becoming the mainstream in American politics,” according to Dick Hagen in a recent issue of the Land Magazine. Socialism is defined in the American Heritage College Dictionary: “a social system in which the means of producing and distributing goods are owned collectively and […]

By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The latest figures show the preterm birth rate in Minnesota continues to trend downward, but the progress has been slow toward the goal of healthier babies here and across the nation. As of last year, the U.S. premature birth rate had fallen to 11.4 percent. In Minnesota, the rate dropped […]

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