The 7th Judicial District, which includes Stearns and Todd counties, had  two unusual elections this fall. They were unusual because they were contested, meaning that an incumbent judge had a challenger. Under Minnesota’s state Constitution, we elect our judges, but that is in name only. The reality is that most judges resign/retire in mid-term, a […]

CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre plans to break ground in Spring 2015 on a 7,600-square-foot expansion to accommodate the patients of newly recruited physicians as well as those of visiting specialists. The $1.7-million addition will feature 15 exam rooms – bringing the clinic’s total to 39 – when completed in late Fall 2015. Joining the […]

Jennifer Tomford, R.N., CentraCare Health – Melrose, received the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in the rural health category and was honored at the Oct. 25 annual Nurse of the Year Award ceremony in Brooklyn Park. Tomford began her career at CentraCare Health – Melrose in 2000 as a certified nurse assistant. […]

The comedy “Black Hearts and Bearded Ladies” will be presented at Albany High School Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 – 23. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The comedy will be presented in three acts, where the audience will meet Rupert and Minnie, owners of […]

With the arrival of snow comes the Stearns County Parks Department’s need for people to do ski patrol. Cross-country ski patrol volunteers provide information to skiers, record observations and provide needed assistance. All volunteers receive a short orientation. Four Stearns County parks have groomed cross country ski trails and a need for ski patrol volunteers […]

Minnesota hunters registered 54,000 deer during the first three days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Final numbers from the weekend show that the number of deer registered dropped 30,000 from 2013. So far this year, including special hunts and the archery season, hunters have harvested 67,000 deer, down […]

Adelynn Grace Dotson was born to Nicole and Zachary of Long Prairie, November 9, 2014, at 5:26 p.m. at Centra-Care Health Systems, Long Prairie. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Michael and Jean Eberle, Jan and Dan Moy and Ernest Dotson.

1 box yellow Jiffy cake mix. Grease 9-inch by 13-inch pan, follow directions on cake box except bake 15 minutes at 350°, cool. Beat together one – 8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, one box vanilla instant pudding and two cups milk. Spread over cake. Add one 8-ounce can drained, crushed pineapple on top of pudding […]

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