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  • Notorious bank robbers paid visit to Willmar+

    ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly among those involved in 1930 heist The day started out like most other days in downtown Willmar: quiet and uneventful. Business...

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    Time Passages: Expressing love and affection on Valentine’s Day+

    How did St. Valentine become associated with love and romance? Well, it all goes back to the fifth century when Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14...

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    One-man baseball museum a big hit+

    No matter what season of the year, Donald “Duke” Cook’s one-man baseball museum is a home run when it comes to preserving the rich...

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    Social Security planning+

    Peter Hess and Christine Ruppert are Thrivent Financial Associates. Hess works out of his Waconia office, and Ruppert works out of her Hutchinson...

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    Ridgewood Villa expands, adds big perks+

    Independent living facility adding 30 new apartments, wellness center and more Dee Pippert (left), a tenant at Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood has high praise...

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    ‘We are kind of like a family’+

    Lyla Kroells, a resident at The Harbor, shares a fun moment with Terri Ratter, The Harbor RN. Contributed photo The Harbor allows residents to...

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    Country Views: The art of face scanning+

    It is ill mannered to stare at any part of a person, but it is especially rude to look at their face for any...

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    Skiing with great-grandpa+

    John Kroll, 88, of Long Prairie, and his great-grandchildren, Brennan and Margaret Murtha, skiing together through maple trees, with maple sap buckets hanging...

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    Classroom Memories: Remembering my second-grade teacher+

    My name was Dorothy Stoppelmann, and I lived on a farm 2 ½ miles west of Belle Plaine.  At that time my address...

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    A Blonde’s Perspective: Reconnecting with my very first friend+

    A friendship has been rekindled with my very first friend, thanks to Facebook. I met Georgene, aka Ginger, over 60 years ago when...

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    My Perspective: Cookbooks sent all over the country+

    Brainerd woman, Hawaiian woman win cookbook contest Sr Perspective Cookbook: volume 13 Every now and again, we get a note from someone halfway around the...

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