People

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Independence is often taken for granted as there may come a time where it is no longer safe for an individual to live alone. A senior may find that their daily life has become increasingly difficult. Many times the elderly don’t have a family to turn to, or family is incapable [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent In an attempt to breathe new life into the downtown area, the Long Prairie Museum and the Christie House have been working on events to help draw a crowd and reveal the historic significance of the area. One of those events was the first ever Ghost Walk and was held this [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Youth Pastor Josh Hodgson of the Community Covenant Church has taken on the role to inspire youth in the Upsala area. His mission is to guide them to follow their interests and goals while staying true to their love in God and learning what it takes to be a good leader. [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Ashley Maciej of Swanville is beginning a life journey in discovering her role in music and helping our troops find the momentum to keep marching. By the 10th grade, Maciej had made the decision that she would join the military upon high school graduation. She explored her employment options within the [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Being a business in a small town can prove challenging. Flexibility and having the disposition to explore new business opportunities is often a must have for  success in a rural community. Business owner and entrepreneur Jean Soine knows that keeping her doors open in her hometown of Paynesville means being open [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent  Rural Minnesotans understand the importance of community. When an individual is sick or in trouble, friends and neighbors will do what is needed to ensure people are taken care of. It is perhaps one of the greatest assets of being a member of a rural community. Linda Musel of Paynesville has [...]

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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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