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The Franciscan Sisters and Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Little Falls, held their annual animal blessing ritual, Oct. 5. About 30 animal lovers and their pets participated in the event at Washington Park in Little Falls. After a short service, including music, owners presented their pets for an individual blessing and enjoyed refreshments for [...]

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A Neighborwood Watch program is being formed in the city of Little Falls. According to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), the program, one of the oldest and most effective crime programs in the country, brings citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. The NCPC’s website states the program is [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Kevin Brown, Little Falls, and Caleb Hansen, Becker, have developed a business plan to help the community become more vigilant and aware of their surroundings, thus creating a safer environment. They have also created several prototypes for tactical wear which they hope to market soon. Available now through their company, Tactical [...]

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Marco Inc., St. Cloud, is partnering with the local community to raise funds for the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery by Camp Ripley in Little Falls. The Veterans Cemetery Memorial Association has commissioned internationally-recognized artist Charles Gilbert Kapsner from Little Falls to design and paint five 8-foot by 10-foot oil canvases depicting the history of the [...]

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The Minnesota Military Museum will honor Minnesota veterans Merl Fletcher of Randall and Ken Buettner of Avon, as the featured Veterans of the Month during October. These veterans continued to serve fellow veterans as volunteers at the Military Museum. Fletcher was born in Crosby and raised in Browerville where he graduated from high school in [...]

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Pioneer Service Learning Day in its fifth year By Terry Lehrke, News Editor They don’t do windows, but they will walk the streets of Pierz carrying rakes, ready to rake, bag leaves and do other fall yard work, for those who need help. About 200 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Pierz Healy High School, along with [...]

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Tony Wenzel of Randall was up bright and early Wednesday, Oct. 8, to capture the moon’s total lunar eclipse. The first photo, at left, Wenzel took at 4 am., at the very beginning of the eclipse — the shadow of the earth on the moon from the sun’s light. “The Earth just got in the [...]

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CREAM OF WILD RICE SOUP  3 c. cooked wild rice 1/2 c. butter or margarine 1 lg. onion, finely diced 1 c. flour 1 carrot, finely diced 8 c. chicken broth 1 rib celery, finely diced Salt and white pepper 1 c. finely diced ham 1 c. cream or half and half Prepare the wild [...]

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