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By Dan Martens Extension Educator We talked about stored grain fumigation at our pesticide applicator workshops recently. A farmer came up during the break to talk a little more about grain storage issues. He thought having good field drying conditions in the fall could give people a false sense of security about stored grain. I [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Sno-Flyers Snowmobile Club of rural Avon and Holdingford has been supporting and encouraging winter snow fun since about 1968. They have sponsored a vintage snowmobile run for 10 years, giving vintage sled owners a venue to exhibit their machines. Sno-Flyers members groom trails from Albany to the [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Being a dairy farmer was Tom Peterson’s dream since he was 2 years old. For a time, he lived that dream. Although he recently moved into Sauk Centre from a farm near Padua and sold many of his Jersey cows, he is waiting in hope to resume his [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The painting project on Upsala’s water treatment plant which began in December was completed Jan. 31. The work was required due to the high amount of corrosion on parts of the plant. Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, coordinated the bidding process for recoating the treatment components [...]

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A St. Cloud Hospital Nursing Alumni Scholarship is being offered to a graduate or a family member of a graduate of the St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing, who is seeking a specialty degree within the field of nursing. To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be: • Enrolled in an undergraduate or technical [...]

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Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the American bald eagle has become a poster child for the value of endangered species laws, and now a pair of the iconic birds will be playing a part in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) efforts to get more young people and families excited about the [...]

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Other business that came before the Upsala City Council Monday included: • Approving two Bingo permits for St. Mary’s Church, one for quilts Feb. 17 and one for the youth March 17; • Approving the one-year appointment of new Fire Department officers as recommended by the department. They are: Jay Baggenstoss, chief; Frank Koopmeiners, assistant [...]

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Courtesy of Minnesota Extension Although much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension climatologist Mark Seeley said the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season. “By no means am I saying that the drought is ending, but agreement among [...]

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