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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer Walt Junkin is known for his moving renditions of “Taps” at area military funerals and ceremonies. Many people also know him for his career as a professional photographer. Both careers have filled Junkin’s life. He grew up in Fargo, where he was paid for his first photo in seventh grade, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Sauk Centre native Sherry Olson spent 30 years of her professional life as a sales representative for the Peach. It was with some uncertainty that she turned the page on that chapter of her life and started a new one. “It was time for something new,” she said. After [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Meads Department Store in downtown Sauk Centre is thrilled to once again have their front display window entered in the “Window Wars” competition sponsored by Silver Jeans Company of Winnipeg, Manitoba. “We had to preregister,” said Jacki Mead, co-owner with her husband, Terry. “Silver gave us criteria to meet [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Phil and Jan Gerth of Upsala traveled to the East African country of Tanzania in December 2013,  to visit their son, Ben, and his family. They participated in the daily routine tasks of their son’s family as well as received unique privileges offered to visitors. “We flew into Nairobi, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Heidi Lensing caught Shane Weller’s eye back in kindergarten when he told his mom he really liked her tights. But neither anticipated that their future included marriage. Lensing and Weller attended Belgrade Brooten Elrosa (BBE) schools, but didn’t know each other well. He lived in Brooten and she lived [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Conveniently situated in downtown Long Prairie, Everybody’s Market has been serving the community since it began in 1978, as a workers co-operative. Marking its 35th year, the market is now a consumer’s co-op. It is the second-oldest retail business in Long Prairie that has remained under the same ownership. [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com One of the most rewarding aspects of March Woman of the Month Linda Holm’s profession as a funeral director is meeting so many different people. “I love being able to help them at a time when they have no idea where to turn or what to do next,” said [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Lakes Area Investment Club, which includes members in the area surrounding Albany, has beaten all odds to celebrate 20 years of successful stock market investing. “The club was born Jan. 1, 1994, with 22 members,” said Roger Majeski, club president. “We come from all walks of life.” With [...]

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