Community

By Jim Wright, Correspondent They came, they saw, they pondered. And there is a lot to think about and discuss — a long list of needs for the buildings in the Little Falls School District. Overdue repairs, many causing safety concerns, security inadequacies, classroom overcrowding, inefficient classroom and activities spaces and improper class locations, were all […]

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UK runner braves a world of bad weather for charity By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer Last week, a world travel stopped in Little Falls on his way to finish the last leg of a journey through deserts, jungles, mountains and the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Kevin Carr, from the U.K. isn’t just travelling around the world; […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The Christmas season brings precious memories to mind for many – memories of past Christmases and the people, places and events that have been shared. For the family of Bob and Joyce Andrews, that includes the time they spent in Bolivia as missionaries in the 1960s and 1970s. Bob and Joyce, who […]

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By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer Long Prairie resident Deb Noble, 61, was killed Nov. 21 in a head-on collision with another car on Highway 27 and Bison Road, near Swanville. Noble had been employed for more than 25 years as the business manager at St Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls. The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. […]

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Emma Thoms-Warzecha and Kirsten Trutwin, both eighth grade students at Little Falls Community Middle School, have taken the first step to becoming internationally recognized artists by placing in a local competition sponsored by the Little Falls Dandee Lions. Thoms-Warzecha’s poster placed first in the local competition, while Trutwin’s poster took second place. The girls’ posters […]

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Senior Macy Hennen, daughter of Scott and Sara Hennen, has been named Healy High School’s Artist of the Month for October. At school, she is involved with track.  Outside of school, Hennen spends time traveling, playing tennis and working. Hennen is pictured holding an Assemblage “junk” sculpture and an Agateware bowl that she created in her […]

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A Hillman man was pronounced dead at the scene of a farm equipment accident Sunday, Nov. 23, about 5:20 p.m. Kevin Waytashek, 61, was doing routine service on his skid loader, became trapped between the bucket plate and the skid loader frame. Autopsy results are pending. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent They are the next generation. At 35 to 51 years old, it took them a couple of generations to get that “next” because, in the Morrison County Public Works (MCPW) Department, experience definitely counts. Public Works Director Steve Backowski, a 30-year MCPW veteran, described the three men as “next generation,” largely because […]

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