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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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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “When my wife was living, we walked there (Belle Prairie Park) all the time. She first suggested that we donate our property to the county,” Gerald Brockway told the Morrison County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting. His wife of 14 years, Patricia, passed away about 10 years ago, said Brockway, adding that [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The flood disasters in Morrison County this summer could have left the county’s taxpayers stuck with a $350,000 burden, due to the repairs needed to damaged roads, culverts and bridges. Until little more than a year ago that might have been the disastrous result. That dire scenario was described by Morrison County [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It’s not odd that the victim of a shooting would end up at the emergency room (ER) at St. Gabriel’s Hospital — what would be different is if the victim was shot while in the ER. That was one scenario, that of an active shooter in the emergency room at St. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Residents on Vincent Street near Second Avenue in the city of Pierz would like a four-way stop put in the area due to increasing traffic, with some possible speeding issues. Mayor Toby Egan said the concern was brought to him by a resident. He talked to a few other neighbors and [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Six jurors deliberated for nearly five hours and found Brian-Paul K. Crowder not guilty of three misdemeanor criminal counts. The charges of fifth degree assault, disorderly conduct and fourth degree damage to property were brought against him by the county attorney’s office, after a confrontation Crowder had with Charley Sprandel at [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Three Morrison County sites are participating in the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour this year. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, the public is invited to visit these sites to talk with home and/or business owners about their experiences with solar, wind, geothermal and other energy efficient measures. Locally, people [...]

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