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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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Libby Marcus taught English to refugees while attending University by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   When considering where to pursue her college education, Libby Marcus specifically chose Luther College in Decorah, Iowa because of its strong history with study abroad programs. “They’ve had their Malta program for about 20 years,” Marcus said. “Maltese students had [...]

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Royalton family hosts cyclists overnight with fellowship, food and a comfy bed   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   After a hot, sweaty day on the bike trail, few things are so satisfying as a warm shower, a hot meal and a comfortable bed. Ron and Monica Makela of Royalton host bikers needing those things [...]

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Romaine lettuce is Thoele’s main crop, but tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers round it off  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Barry Thoele has lived in Morrison or Todd County for several decades and has always been an entrepreneur of sorts. He once was a fishing guide in the Lincoln Lakes Area and seined his own minnows, selling [...]

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Rock the Park returns for a fourth evening of rockin’ musical talent in downtown Little Falls Saturday, Aug. 17, at Maple Island Park. The foundation band, Brothers Tone, will perform, along with many other veteran musicians. Members of Brothers Tone include Mark Norgren, Paul Roach and Karl Smith accompanied by Tom Lyseng, Dave Girtz and [...]

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A fire at Gene’s Repair in Royalton was reported about 3:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.  Eight minutes later, when the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department arrived, the building, filled with the tires and oil typical in a vehicle repair shop, was totally engulfed. Royalton firefighters were on the scene and called for assistance from the Rice [...]

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Empty IGA building on west side being put to good use By Terry Lehrke, News Editor In just more than four years, the Boys and Girls Club needs a bigger home than the former Simonet Funeral Home building in east Little Falls can provide. The space was slated for a parking lot, but Morrison County officials [...]

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  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Mallory Kenna first knew she wanted to go to Africa when she was a young child. As a teen, she formed the desire to do mission work in a foreign country. When she heard about Habitat for Humanity International’s Learn and Build Experience (LBE), both dreams melded to [...]

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