Community

By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Morrison County is known for many things, its rich history, its affection for the arts, outdoor recreation as well as agriculture and a deep relationship with the military and its veterans. It is no surprise that one veteran is using his passion for sustainable agriculture as a way to help veterans dealing [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Pierz Family Gardens, a community garden started years ago, is not only a place to grow fresh produce, but has become a learning-rich environment as well. This year, the school rented enough plots for a 275-foot long, 50-foot wide area, where students have created a growing, learning and fruitful environment. [...]

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At the end of every Christmas card or birthday letter, Beverly Pantzke-Johnston would jot down a clever quip and sign off “Everly Beverly.” A year after passing away, the former Little Falls native left behind one final goodbye surprise. From her personal estate, Johnston left behind $336,000 for the Initiative Foundation-hosted scholarship in her name, [...]

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BAKED/BROILED  TOMATOES   1 tomato 1/2 slice of bacon 1/2 oz. grated cheese Bread crumbs, pat of butter, pinches of basil, oregano and salt and pepper. Wash tomato. Cut in half crosswise and sprinkle with salt and pepper, herbs and top with cheese, bacon, bread crumbs and butter. Put on oiled baking pan and bake [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Swanville’s U.S. Post Office will be changing its hours of operation by the end of the year. The community was invited to a special meeting Tuesday, where Postmaster Sue Procke of Avon and Postmaster John Korf of Little Falls answered questions and provided information about these changes. Due to profit losses and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Eunice Lorenz was named the August Employee of the Month by the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce. An employee of St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, Lorenz said it was a great place to work. “It’s been like my second home for 44 years. I count it as an honor [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Newmans Industries in Royalton closed its doors Monday, laying off employees and spurring the other occupant of the facility, Ridgeline Manufacturing, to move back to a prior facility in Pillager. Newmans was established in 1967 in Detroit Lakes by Doug and Margaret “Muggs” Newman, parents of owner Joel Newman and Ridgeline’s owner, [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Eric Shin is the new pastor of the First United Church of Little Falls. He is excited to be in Little Falls and would like his new church to reach out to the community. “While I grew up in the Twin Cities, my father was a pastor in Jordan, so our [...]

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To provide our readers with information to help them in their decision-making at the polls, the Record sent out a questionnaire to each of the candidates running for the position of Morrison County sheriff. The candidates, Tom Justin, Shawn Larsen, Dan Rocheleau and Charles Strack, were asked to introduce themselves and to respond to the [...]

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