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  • City crew receives fluoridation quality award

    Melrose–Every day one of four Melrose Water/Waste Water operators, Tim Vogel, Roger Stoermann, Jeremy Schrantz or Josh Elfering, test city water for fluoride levels, which are submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Doing the right thing

    Holdingford 6th grader puts his shovel to work, supports those who serve

    Many 12-year-olds see a snowstorm and think about going sledding or having a snowball fight. But when Ares Chapman sees flakes falling, he thinks about helping others. 

  • On to Philly!

    Chris Blank of Sauk Centre was on break Monday morning during a 12-hour shift as a dispatcher for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. His voice was hoarse, evidence of the events of the night before, when he and three friends witnessed what is being called a miracle. The “Minneapolis Miracle.” 

  • Nursing niche

    Rural New Munich–On Linda Schmiesing’s kitchen table lay homemade pins--Santa faces, a snowman, shamrocks, a bunny face and two red hearts--most made by Pine Villa/Pine Haven residents in Melrose, that she proudly wore on her uniform. 

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  • Dorine's day
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:04 PM

    Spring Hill–Dorine Schwagel’s knees were shaking and her eyes tearing up as she walks into Extra Innings Bar and Grill Saturday, Jan. 6, and is greeted by “surprise” followed by  “Happy Birthday” sung by family and friends.

  • Up and running
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:41 AM

    Students get moving in new fitness center


  • Helping hands of hospice
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:12 AM

    Roman Nienaber and his son, Jeff, placed gold-etched white paper doves on a tree, each with Mildred “Millie” Nienaber’s name on it, and they were given three lit candles to hold, one for daughter and sister Joyce Loehrer. 

  • SC-M earns fourth at Bulldog invite

    Paynesville–The Bulldog Invitational was held on Friday, when the Sauk Centre-Melrose Wrestling Team took fourth out of nine teams. Schools included Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Sartell-St. Stephen, Paynesville, Milaca, Barnesville, Eden Valley Watkins, Spectrum and Holdingford and Sauk Centre-Melrose.

  • Husker wrestlers bring three medals from Paynesville

    Holdingford finished with a third, fourth and fifth place medal Friday night at the Paynesville Invite.

  • Dragons edge North Stars

    The Prairie Centre North Stars may have come up short on the scoreboard last Thursday against Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato, but it was still a victory in a lot of ways.

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