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 […]

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. almond extract 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt Additional sugar 40 milk chocolate kisses with almonds In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and extract. Combine with the flour, […]

3) 8 oz. packages of cream cheese 3) Tbsp. French Dressing 1 package of Italian Good Seasons Seasoning Mix all together and form into ball and roll in chopped nuts, bread or cracker crumbs. Serve with crackers. Recipe Submitted by Judy Ziemer, Belgrade, MN

7 cups corn flakes 1 cup angel flake coconut 1 cup peanuts 1 cup white Karo syrup 1 cup white sugar 1 stick (1/4 lb.) butter 1 cup chunky peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla Stir together corn flakes, coconut and peanuts. Set aside. Boil Karo syrup, sugar and butter for 1 minute. Add peanut butter […]

3 cans (8 oz. each) jellied cranberry sauce 2 cans (12 oz. each) lemonade concentrate 1 can (12 oz.) frozen cranberry-apple juice concentrate 4 cups water 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 12 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, concentrates, water, cinnamon and allspice. Cover and freeze […]

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