Minnesota

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Royalton School Board recently learned that the football team and fans made a strong impression with their good sportsmanship at a game played at West Central Area (WCA), Sept. 20. Tammie Olson of Ashby is the WCA team photographer, so she spends football games right down on the sidelines. [...]

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Royalton farm reaping higher benefits from solar panels by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Doug Popp moved with his family to a farm west of Royalton in 1975. He and his wife, Jane, married in 1993, are now raising their two children, Emily and Nicholas, on that farm — and conscientiously seeking to make the best decisions [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer It seems to be a common perception that the organic farm certification process is complicated, but it’s not meant to be, said Michelle Menken, Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) organic certifier. “People tend to be intimidated by the paperwork, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Menken. “We [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer John Lange started life in the St. Francis/Upsala area, moving on to other things when he was still in his teens. He worked in the New Mexico oil fields and eventually spent 21 years in Chicago as the owner of Lange’s General Insulation. “I still run that, and go back [...]

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Discounts offered for those buying, selling or refinancing by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Homes for Heroes is a community-minded company created to provide rebates and discounts for heroes who are buying or selling a home. The company’s mission is to provide “extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services” to the community every day. The [...]

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Soccer games were also on the schedule  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer From June 10 – 19, eight people from Morrison County joined with eight others from around the state and traveled to Guatemala on a mission trip. The group had both soccer and their Christian faith in common. Several of the travelers are part of [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Upsala School Board approved its 2013 — payable in 2014 — preliminary levy Wednesday. “The good news is, the levy is going down,” said Supt. Gery Arndt. The preliminary levy was approved at $856,300.58. That is a proposed reduction of .92 percent, or $7,956.67, from the current levy. [...]

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Adrian Welle new city clerk in Mexico Beach, Fla. by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Upsala City Clerk-Treasurer Adrian Welle is taking a leap of faith in a new direction — Florida. Starting Oct. 21, he will be the city clerk of Mexico Beach, Fla. “It’s part of my career progression,” Welle said. “I’ve been looking [...]

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