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Ryan and Aimee (Trotter) Nelson of Perham are proud to announce the birth of their son, Boyd Christopher Nelson, born March 4, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and...
Angela Menze of Henning, Minn., is happy to announce the birth of her daughter, Cayley Sophia Menze, born at 7:27 p.m., on March 6, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 4...
Roughly 70 percent of Minnesota is in extreme drought or severe drought. “All of the snow that has fallen over the winter by and large remains on top of the landscape, a landscape that is largely frozen,” he said. Despite winter precipitation that’s a little above average for much of the state and well above historic levels for parts of west-central and north-central Minnesota, soil moisture remains near all-time lows in much of the state. Even flooding at this point won’t alleviate a drought.
Close to 100 workers at Snappy in Detroit Lakes were idled Monday after the parent company locked out the workers. The air distribution products company, now part of a nationwide company, got its start in Detroit Lakes back in 1955. Its parent company is now the country’s biggest supplier of pipe and fittings for HVAC companies, but now longtime employees are looking for a job. Snappy’s in Detroit Lakes is a union shop, and the lockout occurred after labor and management failed to agree on a new contract on Friday.
The program’s goal is to encourage active lifestyles through the support of school athletic programs, within the Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Co. franchise territory. Participating area high-schools include: Fergus Falls, Underwood, Battlelake, Hennings, New York Mills,Perham, Breckenridge, Mahnomen,Lake Park-Audubon, and Rothsay.
A home, garage and vehicle inside the garage were destroyed in a fire in Deer Creek late Thursday night. The home’s 10 occupants were able to evacuate without any injuries. The home, at 216 N. Clark Street, was owned by Raymond Rasmussen, age 70. Authorities said the fire was believed to have originated from an ash tray near the exterior entrance to the home.
With spring approaching, it’s time to take a step back and think about the past for a moment. Every year, around 50 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, and the majority of those are regarding their health. Of these 50 percent, 88 percent fail. If you’re struggling with your New Year’s resolution, remind yourself of the reasons why you set that resolution, find someone to help keep you accountable, and think of new ways to achieve your goal.
People remember Harmon Killebrew as a man with a gentle heart and a powerful swing that earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. What many people don’t know about Killebrew was his dedication and love for hospice care. After two near-death experiences, Harmon found his calling by becoming a hospice volunteer and advocate.
A limited number of for-profit organizations will be accepted to demonstrate their products, services and materials at Nature Meets Design, a lakescaping and rain garden event organized by the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA). Native plant nurseries and landscape professionals (who design, install and maintain ecologically healthy shorelands, wetlands and rain gardens) are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit at the event, which will take place April 27 at Thumper Pond in Ottertail. Space is limited, so exhibi
A doctor at the Perham Health New York Mills Clinic has earned a special certification in the art and science of integrative holistic medicine. This winter, Sonja Lien, MD, along with 170 other physicians, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). Her status as an Diplomate signifies that she has undergone a process of education in integrative holistic medicine.