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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps, a non-profit based in Minneapolis, is working to make Minnesota a leader in creative new strategies for historic preservation. One of their most recent efforts involved building new barn doors at the McDougall Homestead west of Royalton and shoring up a unique end-grain floor in the horse [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent In the years since its inception in 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered 113 million shoeboxes full of toys, personal care items, love and prayer to children all around the globe. This year, the collection point for shoeboxes in Little Falls is Faith Lutheran Church. Operation Christmas Child is a part of [...]

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A Harding native was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital, where he is being treated for severe injuries, after he was hit by a drunk driver Saturday night, Oct. 25. Darin Hayes, 42, who lives in Clearwater, left work in Monticello and headed to pick up his son from work, said Darin’s mother, Jean. Darin is [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer While there is no disputing that bees are decreasing in number, there is an argument about the reason. But, it’s not just bee numbers that are being reduced, it’s also moths, butterflies and other insects. “Have you noticed your windshield needs cleaning less and less in the summer?” asked beekeeper Amy [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Forty years ago in May, a freight train traveling east across the Mississippi River on the trestle bridge collapsed, dropping several cars into the water. It was about 7:10 p.m., May 10, 1974, a Friday night, when the trestle collapsed. According to the Little Falls Daily Transcript, the east half of [...]

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By Tina Snell,  Staff Writer Pastor Dan Crocker has joined the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, beginning his duties Oct. 24. He said he and his wife, Michelle, are excited to be living in the Lincoln Lakes Area. Crocker was born and raised in the Verndale area, as was Michelle. They were high school sweethearts. It [...]

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that on 10-20-14 the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a pickup was apparently driven into the lake at the access on Moose Lake. The vehicle was not occupied when found. It was determined that the pickup had been stolen earlier that morning from the parking lot [...]

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that on 10-20-14 a burglary was reported at a rural Pierz residence. Numerous guns, tools and other items were stolen. On 10-23-14, Dawn Ann Munnell, age 54, of St. Cloud was arrested by Morrison County Deputies in connection with this burglary. Munnell was formally charged with 1st degree burglary [...]

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