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  • LafayetteCharterSchool

    The students of the Lafayette Charter School participated in the Minnesota Department of Education’s “Reading Rocks” program from November to the end of April this school year, and the Lafayette kids read for a total …

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    15 May 13
  • Crops

    After a cold and wet spring, Minnesota farmers have finally made significant progress in planting. The US Department of Agriculture says there were more-than 3 days rated suitable for fieldwork last week. That compares with …

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    14 May 13
  • FoodShelf

    United States Postal Service workers across the country took part in the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday. Mail carriers collected food shelf donations from homes across the local area for the drive …

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    14 May 13
  • HanskaWelcome

    The City of Hanska celebrates Norwegian independence this weekend with their annual Syttende Mai celebration. The weekend kicks off with an all-new variety show Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3:30 and 7 at the …

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    14 May 13
  • Highway5

    Construction on Highway 5 from Gaylord to Arlington is expected to get underway today (MON). Work will begin on a bridge just east of Gaylord resulting in a two-week detour to Highway 19 and Sibley …

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    13 May 13
  • CourtlandSign

    Crews are expected to begin reconstructing the sidewalks along Highway 14 in Courtland today (MON). The project includes removing the existing sidewalks and constructing new concrete sidewalks and pedestrian curb ramps from Red Shoe Drive …

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    13 May 13
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is again making stops around the local area this week. The need for blood is constant, and all blood types are needed, especially O-Negative, B-Negative, and A-Negative. Eligible donors can …

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    13 May 13
  • DroughtMap5

    This week’s update from the US Drought Monitor shows more improvement in parts of south-central and eastern Minnesota, where areas that had been abnormally dry are now rated normal. Drought conditions have been easing across …

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    11 May 13