Melrose
Being a basketball fan, I’ve been in hog heaven the last month. Last week, I developed a callus on my thumb flipping between the girls’ state tournament, four NCAA men’s games, the Gopher women’s NCAA game and the showdown between the two worst teams in the NBA, the Wolves and the Knicks. I ...Read More
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Four state education and policy leaders I contacted recently had strong, somewhat different responses to Minnesota Department of Education’s Feb. 24 report about increases in Minnesota’s high school graduation rates. I partly agree with each of them. The news is neither entirely good nor entirel...Read More
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    By Kerry Drager Correspondent Lake Superior is a place of majestic, timeless beauty. It is the largest and greatest of all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. The crisp, cold glacial waters is a source of income for many Minnesotans, but its waves can be more unforgiving than that of the se...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Many crops produced in the United States are grown for one of the country’s favorite pastimes — drinking beer. Minnesota has some of these crops, mainly barley that is harvested and shipped to breweries throughout the country. Hops is another crop that is beginning...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These ...Read More
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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...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer [email protected] 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 loos...Read More
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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer [email protected] 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 bas...Read More
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