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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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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This fall, the nation may meet some of Belgrade’s finest on the game show “Family Feud.” This bucket list item has become a reality for five cousins. Tiffany Breitbach, Amanda Lieser, Stacie Braegelman, Samantha Hemmesch and Katie Gruber spent their childhood together while spending time with their grandparents, Mike and Rosie [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer Volvos have been receiving skillful repair at the hand of Redge Lambrecht near Long Prairie since about 1980. Redge and his son, Josh, believe classic Volvos are a good solid economic way to get around. “We believe that for a lot of people, driving an old Volvo is a good [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Becky Hillig of Long Prairie doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. In fact, she grew up elbows deep in motor oil and a tire gauge in her hand. Originally from Swanville, Hillig worked with her father while he owned a gas station there. Her time at the shop taught her how [...]

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