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During homecoming coronation Sunday, Sept. 21, Upsala chose Brooke Westrich, left, and Chris George to preside over week-long homecoming festivities. Activities for the week include a tennis match in Long Prairie against Melrose Monday, as well as a volleyball match in Holdingford. Tuesday, Jam the Gym night will be held when the volleyball team takes [...]

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The food distribution through Living Bread Pantry at the Grub and Pub Store in Ramey, will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Working much like Ruby’s Pantry food distribution, people play $15 for a basket of food. Those who attend are asked to bring their own baskets to carry the [...]

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The Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Little Falls will take place Monday, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 Broadway Ave. W. in Little Falls. An abundance of food will be available to those who attend. Participants are asked to bring a $20 cash donation per box. No preregistration is required and there are no income qualifications. [...]

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The St. Gabriel’s Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring its 18th annual “Ride 4 Health,” formerly known as “Ride for Unity.” The event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11. Various routes begin and end at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls and all routes are staffed with patrolling SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles. Signs will be in [...]

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Work is under way for the Sobieski Lions’ third annual Cancer Walk, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28. The walk will begin and end at the Sobieski Community Center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with the walk to begin at 1 p.m. This year’s walk will be approximately two miles in length. For those individuals who [...]

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The long-time volunteer manager at CHI St. Gabriel’s Health recently received a statewide honor. Linda Johnson, manager of volunteer services and Lifeline, was chosen as the Volunteer Resource Professional of the Year by the Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota (HCAM) at the organization’s 68th anniversary HCAM Heart of Minnesota awards banquet held Sept. 11, in [...]

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Between 1854-1929, more than 250,000 children were placed out on orphan trains from the East Coast, venturing into unknown territory in the West by train, to settle with unfamiliar families across America. The transfer was the first emigration plan and largest mass migration of children ever to take place on American soil; formulating our counties [...]

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