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Today, August 12, is the primary elections. Find out what races are on the ballot, learn about the candidates, and find your polling place with our election section. And stay with us through the evening as we report on results as they come in. Visit the ELECTION SITE now!

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During a program provided by Horizon Health during the Morrison County Fair Sunday, Aug. 11, Tony Wenzel of Randall and Alice Kahlhamer of Pierz were named as Morrison County’s Outstanding Senior Citizens for 2014. Wenzel and Kahlhamer will represent Morrison County at the Minnesota State Fair. Other candidates nominated were Harvey Britz of Pierz; Jerome Haaland [...]

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By Eric Buening, Correspondent In 2014, the St. Francis Music Center celebrates 35 years of providing Morrison County and communities at large, with the opportunity to explore music and performing arts. When the Music Center opened in 1979, they had only four teachers on staff. Since then they have grown to include 15 music teachers and [...]

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An annual outdoor concert and fundraiser presented by Rudolph Auto Solutions and Great River Arts, Rock the Park is taking place Saturday, Aug. 16, in Maple Island Park. The opening act Bobb Gatts and Kristen Blann will start at 6 p.m. and Brother’s Tone and the Big Groove will take the stage at 7 p.m. [...]

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There will be a 2015 Grad Bash Meeting Monday, Aug. 11, in the Little Falls Community Middle School commons at 6:30 p.m. The 2014 chairs will be handing over all the books and records to the class of 2015.  For information, call Linda Kaiser at (320) 630-2718 or email her kaise3902@yahoo.com.

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Mother and two daughters give an old barn a new purpose By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It’s not unusual to see a barn in rural Morrison County. But it is unusual that the bright red barn is not being used as a dairy — but as a storefront. As they do with nearly everything in their [...]

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A Pierz man died and his wife was injured after their vehicle collided with a milk truck near Lastrup, Friday, Aug. 8 The milk truck, driven by Joseph Arnzen, 58, Grey Eagle, collided with the car driven by Alice Stangl, 82, Pierz, about 10:24 a.m. at the intersection of 213th Street and 275th Street in [...]

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The Pierz Oktoberfest Committee will host the Kingery Family in concert Saturday, Aug. 23,  at 8 p.m. The Kingery family, from Central Minnesota, began as a family of 10 — Mike, Chris and their eight children, singing and ministering together through music. It has grown to include two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. They have enjoyed [...]

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The Morrison County Genealogy Society (MCGS) would like to share the knowledge of the group with the public. The group is inviting everyone to come to a meeting, ask some questions about what its does, what its mission is and how much fun and addicting this hobby can be. Members of the MCGS collect people’s [...]

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