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Exchange Club chooses 43rd Book of Golden Deeds recipient by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Jeanette Ploof has been involved in the community most of her life. But it wasn’t until after her husband’s death in 2004, that it became a full-time calling for her. Ploof was the eldest of seven children growing up on a dairy [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County services for families and children are making a positive difference. “Because of the new school-based mental health programs, there is a definite improvement from where it was five years ago,” Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Board, March 3. “We are, as child protection, recognizing the need. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Nearing the end of a tough road plowing/salting season and after fielding questions from the public about why road crews are out at certain times, Public Works Director Steve Backowski came to Tuesday’s County Board’s planning session with a short update. “We’ve been out 40 times this season —so far. [...]

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Trail Life USA troop meetings to start soon by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Trail Life is a new national organization for young men formed in June 2013. An inaugural national convention was held in September 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. and Aaron Olson and his son, Tucker, attended. “We drove,” Olson said. “My son, Jonah, came too [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council heard citizens’ concerns over frozen water lines, Monday. “We’re wondering what you’re going to do for us,” said Mary Jane Chuba. Council Member Dennis Westrich had helped a number of city residents clear water lines. Some were frozen in the street, some closer to residences. “If [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Representatives from Royalton’s new audit firm, CliftonLarsonAllen in Waite Park, presented the annual audit report to the City Council, Tuesday. A clean opinion was issued on regulatory financial statements. “There were some internal control findings, material weaknesses,” said Doug Host. “There is a lack of segregation of duties for accounting [...]

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Added jobs and healthier eating among the benefits for Morrison County by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Sprout MN is a ‘food hub’ established in Brainerd by Bob and Arlene Jones of The Farm on St. Mathias, building a network that now includes 40 growers in eight counties. Carol Anderson of Morrison County Development Center is coordinating [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The County Board voted to waive a $150 after-the-fact penalty for a sign permit request from Nathan and Cassie Baum. The Baums installed a Class A sign at the end of their driveway advertising their Frieze Lake Ranch saddle club, which will be funding the sign. The fly in the [...]

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