Burtrum

Kelsey, left, and Jacob Zeis of Burtrum, welcomed their first child, Sophie Lucille, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Kelsey said Sophie wasn’t due until Jan. 7, and while her water broke at 2 a.m., Sophie didn’t make her appearance until 10:02 p.m., weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. [...]

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Two men, one from rural Burtrum and another from Foley, were injured when bullets from hunters’ rifles ricocheted. On Nov. 10, Bruce Edward Barthel of rural Burtrum was in his yard by his garage in the afternoon, when a group of hunters making a drive shot at a deer. Barthel heard what appeared to be [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Elisa Wirsig, from Hamburg, Germany, is attending Upsala High School for her junior year. She is staying with the Dave and Michele Gorka family in Burtrum, and life in a small town is much different than what she is used to. “Hamburg has about two million people,” said Michele. “One of [...]

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Grass-fed beef and healthy psyches both nurtured through Jim Hobbs By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Visitors to Liberty Acres farm near Burtrum can first glimpse the rolling hills and green grass that provide sustenance for the Herefords that are raised there by Jim and Gloria Hobbs. Jim Hobbs moved to Minnesota as a child with his [...]

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Long Lake Improvement Association spearheads project By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Fire departments near Swanville’s Long Lake no longer need to rely on tank trucks in the event of fires in the vicinity. Thanks to the Long Lake Improvement Association, there is now a dry hydrant on the south end of the lake. In any area without water mains [...]

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