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    • Thrivent – Carol Juul
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    • Glenwood State Bank Real Estate
  • 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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    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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    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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    ‘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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    Saluting the mill+

    Ken Schulte, of Sartell, grew up across the street from the Verso paper mill before a large fire that resulted from a 2012...

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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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    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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    Classroom Memories: ‘I lost my heart to those kids’+

    My first year of teaching came in 1934 at a rural school, District 56, in Martin County, Minn.  It was one room, 32 kids,...

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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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    Snakeskin links Cuba and Starbuck+

    Jack Pfeifer, of Starbuck, with the snakeskin that his great-great aunt sent from Cuba. Photo by Nancy Leasman Jack and Gloria Pfeifer, of Starbuck,...

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    Classroom Memories: Reliving a ‘skunk-tastrophy’+

    It’s not often that a student can reconnect with a teacher sixty-plus years after spending time in their classroom and still have the teacher...

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