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A benefit is planned for Friday to help defray medical and living expenses By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Mother’s Day is Sunday. There are probably not many people as grateful as Lisa Anderson to see another one arrive. Anderson is home in a new apartment in Rice after surviving a burst aneurysm. She has two biological [...]

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Mark Kruger of Rice collected unwanted items to change the lives of others  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Rice Boy Scout, Mark Kruger, 18, became an Eagle Scout June 29. He not only  earned the required 21 badges, but also planned and executed a service project where he led others in benefiting a community organization. Kruger, [...]

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Ralma Holsteins outstanding in dairy industry by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Ralma Holsteins from Schmitt Dairy are known around the world. The farm, located 5.2 miles from Rice and 4.2 miles from Royalton, has welcomed visitors from six continents – people wanting to learn more about the dairy operation and foreign students who stayed with [...]

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Damaged trees were cleared from church park, shelter repaired By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Zac Hiemenz, 17, and a senior at Sauk Rapids Rice High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout this past summer. He was awarded the badge and pin at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Dec. 2, at the Sauk Rapids American [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Responding to a fire at 6:20 p.m. Christmas Day, Rice and Royalton firefighters extinguished a fire which destroyed a double-wide modular home at 1528 125th Street N.E. in Rice. The home was owned by Donald and Karol Weyer, who were not home at the time. The couple’s two dogs perished [...]

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Christmas baking day never missed in four decades By Jennie Zeitler, Staff WriterThe Petron family baking day began in the 1970s when all the kids in the family helped out with the goodies and fun at home in Rice.“At that time, the boys baked too,” said mom and grandma Dorrain Petron. “Then they got outnumbered. My [...]

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Bruce and Linda Olson have been collecting for more than 30 years By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Bruce and Linda Olson don’t have a unique hobby, but they have a hobby they have given their all to. They collect tractors. The Rice couple owns about 20 Case and John Deere tractors, they are not sure [...]

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Three local couples traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Aruba, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Huatulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on a 14-day cruise March 2 – 16. They enjoyed temperatures up to 89 degrees and said the highlight of the trip was the Panama Canal, one of the most remarkable feats in the history of engineering. [...]

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The little country church has seen several transformations By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Graham United Methodist Church is planning a celebration of 120 years of service to the Rice community. A service of commemoration is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, at the church, beginning at 9 a.m. Following the service, historical documents collected over the [...]

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