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  By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Jitters Java Cafe was recently given an award for outstanding achievement in food safety by the Stearns County Board of Commissioners. The award is given annually to one restaurant and one school in the county. Inspections are performe...Read More
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North Dakota-based organization plants and harvests for those in crisis By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Farm Rescue began in the heart and mind of Bill Gross, a pilot with United Parcel Service (UPS), who wanted to spend his retirement helping people. After listening to a f...Read More
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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection A big change is on the way for those Minnesotans who still receive paper checks for their Social Security benefits. Maribeth Farringer, an advocate for seniors, says as of March 1, all federal payments will be made electronically. “That includes Social ...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com It was a March of Dimes grieving packet placed in the hands of parents Aaron and Nicki Vogt of Sauk Centre, that led to the formation of Team Ivy Rose. The Vogts’ second child, daughter Ivy Rose, was stillborn in March 2009. “I was having...Read More
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The Stearns History Museum and Research Center (SHMRC) will turn into scrapbooking heaven for 30 hours between Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21. Scrapbooking can be done anywhere (and is!).  Scrapbooking at the SHMRC offers the opportunity to think about scrapbooking in its historical context...Read More
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