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  The beginning of school should be an exciting time for any student. However, just several days into the new school year, things turned frightening for the students in the Swanville School District.  The district went into lockdown procedures Sept. 11. And it wasn’t a drill.  The district offered...
Chuck Wolf and Amy Zitur one-third the way up Pico Mountain in the Azores
The Azores consist of nine main islands, that make up a volcanic archipelago in the mid-Atlantic ocean. They are located about 800 miles off the coast of Portugal, somewhere between Newfoundland and North Africa. Few of our friends have heard of them or have any idea where they are. Until recently...
In celebration of food grown locally in Central Minnesota and the rich cultural diversity of the local farming and food community, the Central Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) invites the community to attend the second annual Minnesota Salsa Fest from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22...
A Long Prairie man with a suspended driver’s license was pulled over on Highway 27 after reaching speeds of nearly 130 miles per hour with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit and with a teenage boy who was riding in the vehicle with him, according to authorities. Pedro Emmanuel Reyes...
Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes – most are not, if they are buckled up at all. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National...
The relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will be on display from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 25 Eighth Ave., South, in St. Cloud. The event is part of a historic U.S. tour commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. Better known as Padre Pio, the saint died in...
The Grey Eagle United Methodist Church is holding its 12th annual hog roast on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the GE UMC, located at the intersection of County Roads 2 and 47. That is 2½ miles south of the city of Grey Eagle. A free will offering is requested at the door and take-outs...
People with gardening talents and who enjoy working and communicating with other gardeners are sought for the Master Gardener Program. This program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Classes will be conducted at University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or on-line. The...
After two years of water sampling and testing the health of the Mississippi River Brainerd Watershed’s lakes and streams, the results are in, and for an overwhelming majority of Todd County’s waters it’s good news. Out of the 16 lakes and streams tested in Todd County, 12 met or exceeded the state...
Shegitu Kebede, CEO of Women at the Well, International will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Todd County Farm Bureau Harvest Banquet
The Todd County Farm Bureau will again host their annual Harvest Banquet, Sept. 20 at the Clarissa Ballroom. The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Shegitu Kebede.  Originally from Ethiopia and orphaned at a young age, Kebede has known tragedy first hand. As war raged in Ethiopia, Kebede...

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