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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Lars Lorenzen fell in love with the United States when he first visited with his family in 2012, spending three weeks on the West Coast. He couldn’t wait to come back. “I wanted to go to America so bad,” he said. “I love the people here and I wanted to be an […]

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Morrison County Salvation Army’s Chapter (MCSAC) is active and working again this year. The sight of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles and the sound of the “symbolic” bells remind people to be thankful for what they have and think of others less fortunate. Sometimes the needs of the homeless are seen in larger cities, but […]

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The Pierz Police Department is reminding all residents and local travelers of the winter parking rules in the city and regulations pertaining to lights that need to be displayed on motor vehicles. There shall be no parking on any city street of Pierz from Nov. 1 through April 1, during the hours between 2 a.m. […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brian Guidan, the engineer with Bolton and Menk Inc. working with the city of Motley on the new water treatment plant, told the Council the contractor, DiMar Construction Inc., has made significant progress in completing the building. DiMar installed the precast concrete roof members, placed the concrete for all the interior […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council passed several resolutions Wednesday on various assessments to both residents and businesses in the city. Concerning the road and utility work on Eledredge Street West from Highway 10 to Third Avenue, the resolution named properties owned by the Ingebritsons, Bickfords, Eisels and St. John’s Lutheran Church. The […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Swanville Lions stepped up to the plate to help a former resident and son of one of their members. Brian Cornell, who had a swimming accident nearly 20 years ago and is now paralyzed from the chest down, received $10,000 from the club to use toward the purchase of a new […]

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Bob and Rosie Harmsen’s favorite European country remains Germany   By Tina Snell, Staff Writer   Germany’s Oktoberfest welcomed two people from Morrison County this year. Bob and Rosie Harmsen, Lincoln, made the trip to Munich, Germany, and other German towns, to help celebrate the traditional festival with about six million others. The festival, or funfair, […]

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Jerrid and Angie Sandstrom excited about their new venture By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Castaway Supper Club on the north side of Lake Alexander has changed hands. Mike and Jan Roach turned over the keys to Jerrid and Angie Sandstrom Oct. 31. The Sandstroms said they love The Castaway, its atmosphere, its location on the […]

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