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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent There’s something new prowling at the Pine Grove Zoo and it isn’t just the young bear exhibit. This year the Zoo will be hosting its first annual Zoo Fest Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For the previous 12 years the Zoo hosted a Zoo Boo event for Halloween. [...]

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By Jeff Hanson, Correspondent Sometimes it takes veering off the beaten path. Sometimes it entails scouring the countryside and hiking over fences, creeks and streams. Sometimes it takes the extra hours in a library or historical society looking over the antiquated microfiche. Sometimes the true research doesn’t include working from a PC. Sometimes it takes doing [...]

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The city of Little Falls was recently awarded a technical assistance grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for five local schools. Safe Routes to School planning provides a framework for communities to increase opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school safely. The federal transportation [...]

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Great River Arts (GRA) has announced a new exhibition and opening reception for Pelican Rapids artist Jim Fletcher. The exhibition, titled “Reactions,” will be on display in the Great River Arts main gallery from Oct. 1 – Nov. 29. The Great River Arts Board and staff invite the public to join Fletcher for his opening [...]

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Great River Arts (GRA) Live presents Open Mic Night hosted by comedian Jason Schommer on the first Thursday of the month, from October – May, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. As part of the fall performing arts series, Great River Arts is opening the doors and inviting the community to share the stage in [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Another member of “the greatest generation” is gone. Retired judge and Iwo Jima Marine survivor, the Honorable George P. Wetzel Sr. was paid tribute to by fellow Marines at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls Tuesday, following his funeral at St. Mary’s Church. “He raised five children who have enjoyed a measure of [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “When my wife was living, we walked there (Belle Prairie Park) all the time. She first suggested that we donate our property to the county,” Gerald Brockway told the Morrison County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting. His wife of 14 years, Patricia, passed away about 10 years ago, said Brockway, adding that [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The flood disasters in Morrison County this summer could have left the county’s taxpayers stuck with a $350,000 burden, due to the repairs needed to damaged roads, culverts and bridges. Until little more than a year ago that might have been the disastrous result. That dire scenario was described by Morrison County [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It’s not odd that the victim of a shooting would end up at the emergency room (ER) at St. Gabriel’s Hospital — what would be different is if the victim was shot while in the ER. That was one scenario, that of an active shooter in the emergency room at St. [...]

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