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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Paynesville business owner Kay McDaniel is the newest Dairyland Peach Woman of the Month. She is part of the Paynesville Event Planning (PEP) Committee, a group of downtown business owners who pool their efforts, creativity and funds to promote Paynesville. In addition to being the owner of BlessingWell Gallery [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Joyce LaVoie first became fascinated with treehouses after reading an article by treehouse designer and builder Peter Nelson that was in Smithsonian magazine in 1997. “That was my first spark of interest,” she said. “From that moment on, I read and saved everything I read about treehouses. I [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Todd County’s annual History Day was brought to life during a presentation by Col. Lowell Kruse, Camp Ripley director of logistics and a Civil War re-enactor. Kruse travelled to Gettysburg in June to take part in a 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. He recounted the events [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Retired teachers Vic and Lorrayne Traut of Sauk Centre have been blessed with many active and fun-filled retirement years. They are still going strong. Vic grew up on a dairy farm near Sartell with 10 siblings. He entered the Air Force after high school, travelling to Texas, Wyoming, Okinawa [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Jenny Mayers is a Melrose native who got a taste of living somewhere else for a short time — and decided life was much better in Melrose. Now, she spends her working life travelling around Minnesota and the United States for her marketing position, but at the end of [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Minnesota is a far cry from Texas or New York, but it’s home to Jason and Maria Kohnhorst, owners of Northland Woolens. They live in Alexandria and commute a short seven miles to their business north of Nelson. Maria had travelled a lot, moving from Texas to New York [...]

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  Megan Auger spends five weeks with Reign Ministries By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Megan Auger is a senior at Holdingford High School. She lives east of town and is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Opole. She is a dedicated swimmer and runner. But while serving with a ministry [...]

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