Zander James Coleman was born to Ashley Kircher of Swanville and Alex Coleman of Hoffman, October 17, 2014, at 4:36 a.m. at Centra-Care Health Systems, Long Prairie. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Tim Coleman and Gayle Coleman of Hoffman, James Loxtercamp and Stacy Kircher of Swanville.

Rita R. Hamm, age 95 of Melrose, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 24 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will [...]

Clifford Amner, 97 of Browerville, died at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa on October 18, 2014. Funeral Services for Clifford will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville; burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Browerville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service [...]

By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension It seems we’ve been thinking about all things fall lately. From harvesting crops to pasture prep to animal care, there’s always something to be done when the leaves start changing. Let’s add something else to the list — manure. Any livestock producer can tell you what an asset [...]

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent A small town Minnesota family will be featured on the “Family Feud” Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m on the WUCW Network (CW23). Five cousins who are the grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade, have completed their lifetime dream of being contestants on the game show. After a trove [...]

By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension One of the most common topics for questions I get at the office is cropland rental. Renting farmland is common for many farmers seeking land, and the value of land causes many landowners to hold on to it, even after their own farming days are over. I can’t [...]

To the editor: Last week, I received two Republican flyers misrepresenting MNsure. Everyday their TV ads play, blaming Obamacare for pretty much everything. It’s important we talk about what MNsure and the ACA really are. MNsure is a free-market solution that allows individuals to shop for health insurance. It’s not a government takeover. Companies enter [...]

To the editor: Obama did not attend 61 percent of intelligence meetings in the last couple of years, and he was informed of the terrorist buildup and disregarded it. Was that on purpose? I knew when he announced that he was pulling out of Iraq and the timetable that there was going to be a [...]

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