Community

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Upsala will have the option for new housing developments with the purchase of 7.25 acres of land from city resident Marlene Soltis. The land is selling for $4,000 an acre for a total of $29,000. This purchase agreement will include a 66-foot easement that will connect Walnut Street to [...]

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Braiding is a way to preserve palms received on Palm Sunday By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Lois Maciej learned to braid palms blessed and passed out during Palm Sunday services when she was a child. The art form, taught to her by her mother, is a dying one, she said. Back then, she said, nearly everyone [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Every winter since Motley’s new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) went online, the phosphorous levels have doubled. Up until February, numbers have been good, said maintenance supervisor Bruce Brotherton. But, since the end of February, the phosphorous levels again increased. At this time, it is unknown why. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The 2014 health rankings, a look at all counties across the country, have been released. The annual study shows how one’s county compares with other counties in the same state and how it compares with the state as a whole. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of [...]

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Donations still needed to create the perfect hangout  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Boys and Girls Club of Morrison County (BGCMC) is getting help from the 2014 Leadership Lindyland group. The twenty-two members put their heads together and came up with the plan to make the BGCMC’s new location on the west side of Little [...]

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Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) retained its state champion title in the David Ricardo, or large school division, of the statewide Economics Challenge held April 7 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  Mounds View High School took second place.  This is Little Falls’s eighth straight Minnesota Economics Challenge title. Students Jessica Durfee, Vanessa [...]

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Jerry Heinz of Little Falls took top honors in the amateur division with his barbecue sauce during WingFest in Sauk Rapids. Thousands came out to WingFest, where 36,000 chicken wings were ready for sampling. Dozens of amateur and pro sauce makers competed in separate divisions. Heinz made eight gallons of his sauce a sweet and [...]

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The ninth annual Heartland Symphony Orchestra (HSO) benefit fundraiser, “Symphony of Fashions Luncheon and Style Show” will be held Saturday, April 26, at the First United Church in Little Falls. BonJo’s of Little Falls and Christopher Banks from Brainerd will offer their spring and summer fashions for the style show. The social hour starts at [...]

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