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St. Gabriel’s Hospital is among 12 rural Minnesota and North Dakota Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)-affiliated hospitals that collaborated on a grant project placing 220 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in rural community locations in the two states. The initiative, funded by a three-yea...Read More
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Bethany (Eastvold) Barnett first went as missionary to youth  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Bethany (Eastvold) Barnett was captivated with Ireland as a teenager, often gazing at a map of the country, fascinated by the beautiful names there. As a student at the University of Minnesota-Morris (UMM...Read More
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Retirement called and he answered  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer As of Oct. 7, Al Kuebelbeck, most recently the president of Larson Boats in Little Falls, officially retired, for good. With 44 years in the boating industry, he said life will be just a bit different than what’s he’s used to. “M...Read More
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For more than a decade, thousands have enjoyed the fun at Pine Grove Zoo By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Pine Grove Zoo is getting ready for the 11th annual Zoo Boo. Pine Grove Zoo Director Marnita Van Hoecke, zoo staff, and a couple hundred volunteers will begin preparations Monday to turn the Z...Read More
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Hunting enthusiasts practice ‘quality deer management’  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Ron and Jeanne Beam and their sons, Pete and Sam, follow deer for more than hunting. They get to know the deer on their 124 acres south of Little Falls, watching them from year to year. “About half the pro...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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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Orphan Trains of New York transported approximately 300,000 children west from New York City from the mid 1800s to 1929. Close to 100,000 children were transported in Canada. Orphan Train riders gather every year at various locations around the Midwest, an event w...Read More
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Swanville High School chose Andrew Vodak and Ashley Maciej to reign as homecoming king and queen. The two were crowned during ceremonies held Sunday, Oct. 6. Other candidates included Bethany Schmitz, Amanda Rieffer, Nikki Primus, Danielle Sutton, Travis Lemke, Aaron Miller, Corey Poland and Cody Mo...Read More
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Frank and Aiden Gosiak spend three weeks seeing the sights  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Frank Gosiak and his son, Aiden, 17, both of Little Falls, took the trip of a lifetime this past summer. The two began by touring the Ireland by following the coast clockwise starting in Dublin. They hopped a f...Read More
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