Minnesota
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Royalton City Council adopted changes to its outdoor music policy, allowing more opportunities for local groups and bars to hold outdoor events. The previous restriction of one outdoor permit per weekend was amended to read “except for Platte River Day weekend.â...Read More
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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 ri...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 her...Read More
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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, o...Read More
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