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Sauk Centre Coborn’s hosts Little Free Library By Kerry Drager Correspondent One of the best ways to promote literacy is by having books on hand, but there are still families in the community that may not have books in the home. To help encourage reading, Thrivent Financial has provided the Sauk Centre community with a [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Correspondent Sister Anita Jennissen spends her days listening and helping any way she can in the midst of Central American refugees in McAllen, Texas. It is a situation that has touched her heart in big ways. Jennissen grew up in Sauk Centre. Her roots extend back to Long Prairie and great-grandfather Joseph [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Grace Anderson of Long Prairie knows where she is heading in her life. It is a challenging journey that will test her culturally, financially and spiritually, but she is bold, determined and ready to face her dream head-on. As a Junior in high school, Anderson became interested in helping orphaned and [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Aging is an important part of life that in many ways is enjoyable. From retirement to a growing family, there are endless reasons to smile about becoming a senior, but growing older does come with some challenges. Denise Rieland of Sauk Centre has identified the physical and emotional struggles that the [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The oldest building in Browerville is now a quaint little shop selling some of the oldest items still around. Purchased as a tax forfeit, Lori Krienke repaired the old building and opened an antique consignment store named Two Chicks on the Corner. Like many of her rusty relics that are for [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Connie and John Hammje struggled to keep their bakeshop and grill of 20 years open after new owners took over the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. Increased lease payments and the cost of running a restaurant led the couple to find an alternative. It came to them with the requests of [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Brenda Baum of Sauk Centre was honored with the AmericInn Employee of the Year in the Housekeeping/Room Attendant category award this year. Brenda has been with the company for 12 years. She moved up to the full-time Head Housekeeper position in 2002. The award can be won by any housekeeping employee [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Setting a goal is the beginning of realizing a dream. Trish Thieschafer of Belgrade has made it her job and her personal goal to help others find the motivation and provide the support they need to keep striving for their dream. While in school, Thieschafer’s favorite subject was physical education. She [...]

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