People

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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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Grace Anderson of Long Prairie knows where she is heading in her life. It is a challenging journey that will test her culturally, financially and spiritually, but she is bold, determined and ready to face her dream head-on. As a Junior in high school, Anderson became interested in helping orphaned and […]

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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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