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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com One of the most rewarding aspects of March Woman of the Month Linda Holm’s profession as a funeral director is meeting so many different people. “I love being able to help them at a time when they have no idea where to turn or what to do next,” said [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Lakes Area Investment Club, which includes members in the area surrounding Albany, has beaten all odds to celebrate 20 years of successful stock market investing. “The club was born Jan. 1, 1994, with 22 members,” said Roger Majeski, club president. “We come from all walks of life.” With [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Since snow dragons are relatively rare, it’s no wonder heads are turning along a stretch of State Highway 71 in Sauk Centre, just south of the Sauk River bridge. The snow dragon spread out along the street was crafted by Jeremy Weber, who, along with his wife, Sara, owns [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Daiv Freeman grew up in Little Sauk, graduating from high school in Sauk Centre. After leaving Minnesota to head west in the mid 1990s he first landed in Utah before moving to California. A position with an auto parts company easily transformed into a telecommuting job, which facilitated a [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com February is American Heart Month, focusing on heart health — something Alvina Van Drehle is familiar with after a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 1997. While the diagnosis has had a minimal impact on her, it is nonetheless something that is part of her daily life. Alvina Rudnicki grew [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Amy Waldorf and Kyle Marthaler will always remember “five years, 10 months and 18 days.” That was how long they dated before Marthaler proposed. They are now planning a wedding and preparing for a marriage. “We met at a party in high school and started talking,” Waldorf said. “We [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Different snowmobiles work well in different stages of life, and Jay and Connie Petermeier of Melrose are very pleased with their vintage Johnson Skee-Horse 30 sled and the cutter they pull behind it. Things were different during their growing-up years, when Connie remembers the frustration of getting stuck in [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com After waiting years for a cross-country ski trail in western Stearns County, Sauk Centre High School computer instructor Dana Boschee started grooming a trail himself. Boschee had advocated for a ski trail while serving on the Park Board. He had approached Stearns County about setting up a trail. “The [...]

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