Melrose

A bilingual church (English/Spanish) will have its initial services on Sunday, May 11. The new church is called “Palabra de Vida” or “Word of Life.” Services will be held at the Melrose City Center, 225 First St. N.E., on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m.. All services (teaching, music, etc.) will be in both Spanish and [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Linus Meyer of Melrose has always liked dogs. Seeing the movie “Iron Will” focused that feeling into an interest in dog sled racing. “After watching that movie, I decided I wanted to get into that,” Meyer said. “Iron Will” is loosely based on the story of the 1917 Winnipeg-St. [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Former Melrose High School golf coach Jim Ploof will be inducted into the Minnesota High School Golf Coaches Hall of Fame June 10, in St. Cloud. Growing up in Little Falls, Ploof’s interest in golf was unlikely. “Little Falls was the baseball hotbed of Minnesota,” Ploof said. “My grandfather [...]

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Melrose City Administrator Michael Brethorst said, “The City of Melrose has received dozens of positive comments regarding the display of the 23 Amanda Smock Olympic Flags that are being flown in the Melrose downtown area and at the Melrose Fire and Ambulance Station.” The City of Melrose is displaying the flags during the 2012 Olympic [...]

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By Patrick Slack Staff Writer Saving the best for last? Vastly overrated. At least that was the case for former Melrose track and field state champion Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock with her dreams on the line at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., June 22 – July 1. In her first of six attempts down [...]

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The Melrose Planning and Zoning Commission will be hosting a community meeting at the Melrose City Center on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to gather input and recommendations for the updating of the city’s zoning and land subdivision ordinances. The nine-month update process will include such topics [...]

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In the past 40 years, product diversification has expanded market By EMILIE THIESSEN Staff Writer emilie.thiessen@ecm-inc.com Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. “Years ago, the business was basically whole birds at Thanksgiving, Christmas, maybe Easter and Fourth of July — that was it,” said Melrose turkey farmer Glen Klaphake, who sells his finished turkeys to Jennie-O. “Now [...]

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By EMILIE THIESSEN, Staff Writer emilie.thiessen@ecm-inc.com Chris and Terri Ellering have never been the kind of people to sit idle. Chris has spent most of his life in the grain business. Terri did photography for 30 years.  And after 12 years of raising elk on their 20-acre property in Melrose, the Ellerings sold them and [...]

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