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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent A small town Minnesota family will be featured on the “Family Feud” Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m on the WUCW Network (CW23). Five cousins who are the grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade, have completed their lifetime dream of being contestants on the game show. After a trove [...]

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By Linda Lieser Guest Columnist For quite some time now, I have been wavering about letting go of Isaac’s Foundation. This has been by no means an easy or quick decision. Running a Foundation voluntarily is extremely time consuming; it is a huge commitment. Our Isaac died in January 2008 and by that March we [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Don Rasmussen of Long Prairie has centered his life around making the right changes for his community. For 22 years, he worked for Minnesota’s Department of Corrections in Sauk Centre and  chose to commute to work in favor of making Long Prairie his home. When he felt things within his town [...]

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Brian McCoy has a passion for fixing old automobiles By Kerry Drager Correspondent Few passions drive a man as much as his love for cars. Influenced by the soothing purr of a strong engine, Sauk Centre resident Brian McCoy has a lifetime of stories that tell of this passion. As a father of 10 children, [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Volunteers are a valuable resource to society. If it weren’t for volunteers, many of the accomplishments communities achieve would not be possible. Susan Iverson of Albany is a member of the Albany Chamber of Commerce and has dedicated her free time away from family to volunteering. As the part-time chairperson in [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Fingers are amazing, and we often take for granted the world we live in because of the convenience of having these amazingly agile tools. Simple tasks like opening up a beverage to scratching a bug bite are all attributed to the one thing that sets us apart from the rest of [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Dreams and goals are life’s two major players in motivation, but sometimes the journey to success isn’t easy. For Andrew Ring of Long Prairie, that dream is in the film industry, and he has started to reach the goals he needs to get there. Ring was just 12 years old when [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s first annual Nest Fest was a huge success, drawing in a crowd of over 800 people on Saturday, Aug. 30. The fundraiser provided food and beverages throughout the day and had many activities for individuals of all ages, including live bands, bouncy houses, a car show, a silent auction [...]

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