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Partnering with educators while making documentary by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Mississippi River rises in northern Minnesota and meanders southward over 2,530 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Its watershed drains all or parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces. “Mississippi River towns are comely, clean, well-built, pleasing to the eye and cheering to [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer A horrific fire at Cedar Lake, three miles west of Upsala, killed four people Thursday, May 13, 1948. But as sometimes happens, positive things came from heartbreaking tragedy. Ben and Emie Hippe, their three children — 21-year-old Navy veteran Donald, 18-year-old Dolores and 16-year-old Delbert — and two hired men [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Little Falls Park, Recreation and Tree Board is looking at whether allowing camping in two city parks is feasible — specifically Le Bourget Park and Mill Park, both on the west side. Currently, camping is not allowed in any city park, by city ordinance. Jeff Tschida, chair of the Park, [...]

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During the Little Falls Community High School’s homecoming day parade, the Flyer Band worked to drum up a little school spirit, while Superintendent Stephen Jones served as a grand marshall for the parade. The spirit caught on, as the Flyers beat St. Cloud Cathedral that evening, 46-7. Pictured above are band members who are visible [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Pierz volleyball vs. Foley photo gallery Pierz overcame a slow start to overwhelm visiting Foley 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 in non-conference action, Tuesday. The Pioneers trailed by scores of 14-7 and 20-14 in the first set before taking 11 of the final 13 points, then was barely threatened in the [...]

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Teaching others about healthy eating and sustainability keeps him very busy  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Mel Wiens retired in 2001, but one would never know it by his busy schedule. When Wiens left the University of Minnesota, he left with a degree in agriculture and his first job was teaching in Cannon Falls. He learned [...]

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Galen Stumpf experiences improvement in health by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Galen Stumpf of Pierz has lived on his farm his entire life. Most of that time was spent milking a dairy herd, but all that changed two years ago, when the cows were sold. “We sold the cows at exactly the right time,” said Stumpf. [...]

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Royalton graduate works on variety of projects, receives education award   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Not being sure of what she wanted to do after her graduation from Royalton High School in 2012, Hope Cimenski remembered hearing about her cousin’s experiences with AmeriCorps. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to see [...]

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City Hall electrical use reduced by 39 percent By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After attending renewable energy trainings sponsored by several government and non-profit organizations, Royalton Mayor Andrea Lauer kept her eyes open for the opportunity to use that knowledge to benefit Royalton. “The focus of the trainings was on performing an energy audit to determine how [...]

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