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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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Bidding farewell to family and homeland for the prospect of a better life, was the tough choice millions of immigrants to America faced from 1840-1924 during the golden age of immigration to America. It is the story of “Steerage Song,” a musical documentary produced by the Minneapolis professional company Theater Latté Da. Presented by the [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Being told that she had breast cancer was a shock for Cathy Frerichs, but it was not a total surprise. Both of her parents died of cancer. Of her nine siblings, four have died of cancer and another sister is battling cancer now. Given her family history, Cathy didn’t just go with [...]

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FRIED VENISON STEAK   Rub venison steaks with salt and pepper, and roll in flour.  Fry in half butter and half lard until a golden brown. Lift from frying pan and place in oven or a warm place to keep sizzling hot while making gravy. To make gravy, add flour to fat, stir well. Add [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent When the former Royalton School District nurse resigned in August, the district wondered how to fill that spot in the short time left prior to the start of school. Two women stepped forward to help out the district, not only filling the position but going above and beyond. Shelley Gurbada and Pat [...]

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