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Five dancers from the Little Falls area will fly to Tampa, Fla., Dec. 28, to perform in the 2015 Outback Bowl as members of the Little Falls Outback group. The girls range in age from 7 – 17 years old and are working toward raising funds to make this trip a reality. To help raise [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Area librarians and other reading enthusiasts have joined together to promote “a community read.” “We wanted a local project to celebrate the literary arts and to promote literacy,” said co-chair JoAnn Dahl, Pierz Elementary School librarian. “We thought, ‘let’s make this happen here.’ The project makes a strong statement that our community [...]

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent There’s something new prowling at the Pine Grove Zoo and it isn’t just the young bear exhibit. This year the Zoo will be hosting its first annual Zoo Fest Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For the previous 12 years the Zoo hosted a Zoo Boo event for Halloween. [...]

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By Jeff Hanson, Correspondent Sometimes it takes veering off the beaten path. Sometimes it entails scouring the countryside and hiking over fences, creeks and streams. Sometimes it takes the extra hours in a library or historical society looking over the antiquated microfiche. Sometimes the true research doesn’t include working from a PC. Sometimes it takes doing [...]

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The city of Little Falls was recently awarded a technical assistance grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for five local schools. Safe Routes to School planning provides a framework for communities to increase opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school safely. The federal transportation [...]

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Great River Arts (GRA) has announced a new exhibition and opening reception for Pelican Rapids artist Jim Fletcher. The exhibition, titled “Reactions,” will be on display in the Great River Arts main gallery from Oct. 1 – Nov. 29. The Great River Arts Board and staff invite the public to join Fletcher for his opening [...]

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Great River Arts (GRA) Live presents Open Mic Night hosted by comedian Jason Schommer on the first Thursday of the month, from October – May, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. As part of the fall performing arts series, Great River Arts is opening the doors and inviting the community to share the stage in [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Another member of “the greatest generation” is gone. Retired judge and Iwo Jima Marine survivor, the Honorable George P. Wetzel Sr. was paid tribute to by fellow Marines at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls Tuesday, following his funeral at St. Mary’s Church. “He raised five children who have enjoyed a measure of [...]

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