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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Erin Daninger has been hired as the new ag teacher at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) and she couldn’t be more excited. “I grew up on a dairy farm in Forest Lake and was one of two farm kids in my 2010 high school graduation class,” said the very enthusiastic [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Wendy Petrich of Randall started becoming appalled with all the chemicals she was using in her home in about 2010. Through the Internet, books and taking classes, she created a vast base of knowledge to help put her ideas on chemical- and preservative-free home products to practical use. “I sought out [...]

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St. Gabriel’s Hospital received notification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 11, that the hospital is in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for critical access hospitals and has rescinded its previous notification regarding participation in the Medicare program. Lee Boyles, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health president, said employees, providers and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Pitted against every branch of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Minnesota Army Nation Guard’s (MNARNG) environmental team won the top environmental award Aug. 27. The team was presented the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Environmental Quality by an Individual Team. The Honorable Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of [...]

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Three people were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 16, at a Little Falls home on Ninth Street Northeast, when the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant. The warrant was the result of a tip received by the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force. Officers from the Sheriff’s Department, the Little Falls Police Department and the [...]

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George Opatz, gardener extraordinaire, grew two huge winter radishes this summer. The white radish weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces and the black one came in at 1 1/4 pounds. Opatz said he had 10 seeds for each type of radish, yet only one of each kind grew in his garden in Rice. When asked if [...]

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Little Falls School Board business Monday night included: •Approving the World’s Best Workforce annual report as presented by Director of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Chris Grams; •Setting the 2015 levy at $3.408 million, a 4.1 percent increase from 2014. This is the maximum amount allowed by the state. The school district has the option [...]

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Beginning a week of events for the 2014 homecoming with the theme “Royal Flush,” Swanville chose its homecoming royalty. Pictured are front row (from left): queen candidates Danica Hanson, Ashlie Kaun and Stephanie Koetter. Back row: king candidates  Jordan Sales, Tyler Evans and Austin Johnson. Swanville will kick off homecoming week with coronation in the high school [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Upsala’s Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, a member of the Missouri Synod which believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible, will be closing its doors Sunday, Sept. 28. Its final service will be held at 8 a.m. with a closing service at 2 p.m. Cake and coffee will be served at [...]

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