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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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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer Minneapolis non-profit Spare Key was started in 1997, after founding couple Robb and Patsy Keech experienced the stress and heartbreak of numerous hospitalizations and surgeries for their son, Derian. Because nobody can be in two places at once, one of the biggest challenges during that time was whether to keep [...]

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Annual run/walk for mental health in memory of Jonathan Robbins By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer The fourth annual “Let the Sun Shine” run/walk for mental health in Cold Spring will be held Saturday, April 26, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Church. The walk was started to keep the memory of a [...]

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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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