People

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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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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