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  • Wildlife, Kouba inspires Hutchinson artist+

    If you ask the people of Hutchinson who is the most famous wildlife artist who made his home here, they would probably say Les...

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    Man behind the Deer Camp shows+

    Waite Park man wrote the humorous musicals Many audiences across Minnesota and the nation have enjoyed the show Deer Camp the Musical and its...

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    Willmar man awarded Silver Star+

    Ron Mackedanz was formally presented with the Silver Star during the Veteran’s Day display at the War Memorial Auditorium in Willmar on Nov. 12....

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    Portrait of a century farmer+

    Writer, artist teamed up for unique look inside these long-running farms In the year 2000, artist Nancy Leasman and I were fortunate enough to receive...

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    Pearl was a real gem+

    Buffalo Lake centenarian was active right up until the end. Editor’s note: Pearl Dettmann died after this story was written and our condolences go out...

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    Big changes, big weight loss+

    Sometimes a person gets stuck in a rut. The longer you procrastinate, the deeper it gets. Pretty soon it takes a heavy duty tow...

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    Tales from the Clauses+

    About a decade ago, the North Pole shifted south a bit. It’s now located near Clements, Minnesota – a small town of 156 souls,...

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    Around the world and back+

    Willmar couple have lived adventurous life Rahim Milani of Willmar, who has been a U.S. citizen for the last 35 years, was born in Iran...

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    Historian helping develop new military heritage hall+

    Local author, Retired, Lt. Col. Alan R. Koenig is spending some considerable time in downtown Hector these days applying his knowledge of military history...

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    Comfort in the final days+

    Donated home turned into residential hospice facility  Retired minister Wayne Smith sat at the table unwrapping caramels from their cellophane wrappers. It was a tedious...

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    Fergus Falls woman has led interesting life+

    Retired school teacher, Audrey Brown, has lived life to the fullest. The Fergus Falls resident escaped death at age six, but was not ready...

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    Christmas tradition continues in Richmond+

    In Richmond (located a few miles southwest of St. Cloud), Christmas starts on Dec. 5 with the celebration of St. Nicholas Feast Eve, a...

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    Turning life’s pages+

    On the way back from her husband’s funeral, Melrose woman decided it was time for a new chapter  Jeanne Bonfig believes in turning life’s...

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    A great set of wheels+

    Parkers Prairie man has been revving up his collection for 40 years  Since he was a youngster, Roman Koep has been a car guy. “I’ve...

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    Battle to end all battles+

    Litchfield man’s involvement in the ‘Battle of the Bulge’ The Battle of the Bulge in World War II is difficult for Fred La Londe of...

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    A difference maker+

    After 52 years at SJP, Froehle ready for life’s next chapter This fall, when students returned to their classes at St. John’s Prep, there was...

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    Willmar woman was WWII welder+

    Work was tough but satisfying, she says  “There were lots and lots of women doing welding work on ships, it was during wartime you...

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