People

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Jack Kloss is a smiling, happy three-year-old little boy who brightens the day of anyone who gets the opportunity to meet him. He is the youngest child of Andrew and Kate (Hartung) Kloss and the grandson of Ken and Peg (Erickson) Hartung of Freeport, MN. His loving family and friends have […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Mary Anderson is an adept woman who has made Clarissa her home and place of business. From scratch, she and her husband Jim built their business 38 years ago. She has provided the area with a quaint little shop that has offered several services throughout the years and continues to keep […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Making a difference in a small town is Toni Tebben’s drive. A resident of Long Prairie since 1980, Tebben wouldn’t want to live in any other town. She recently retired from CentraCare Long Prairie as the site coordinator and is spending her retirement finding ways to improve her community. “It’s about […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The Halloween costume is a holiday tradition that spans back several generations. Those from yesteryear would often hand sew costumes and many of those were passed down from one child to the next. Today many purchase their costumes from large store chains — and often cheaply made, highly priced and lacking […]

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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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