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By Tyler Ohmann, Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com After a full page ad that the Minnesota Child Protection League ran in the Star Tribune Sunday that read in part, “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are you OK with that?” the debate over the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) discussion of transgender participation in sports [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After several years of unavailability, Budget Blinds of Brainerd is back in business. Recently reopened by Michael, Jane and Jordan Larsen, the company is serving all of Morrison County and both the St. Cloud and the Brainerd Lakes areas. The Budget Blinds franchise had one huge attraction. “The business model with [...]

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There will be a severe weather exercise today, Tuesday, Sept. 30, on Camp Ripley from 9 a.m. to noon. The exercise will give emergency responders on Camp Ripley an opportunity to practice their emergency response skills and drills. Visitors coming on to Camp Ripley may notice emergency vehicles responding to weather related practice scenarios. Normal services [...]

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Five dancers from the Little Falls area will fly to Tampa, Fla., Dec. 28, to perform in the 2015 Outback Bowl as members of the Little Falls Outback group. The girls range in age from 7 – 17 years old and are working toward raising funds to make this trip a reality. To help raise [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Area librarians and other reading enthusiasts have joined together to promote “a community read.” “We wanted a local project to celebrate the literary arts and to promote literacy,” said co-chair JoAnn Dahl, Pierz Elementary School librarian. “We thought, ‘let’s make this happen here.’ The project makes a strong statement that our community [...]

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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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