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  • 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. 

  • Tuning in and taking part

    His voice is the one listeners turn to for their ag news, and much more on KASM Radio. Starting this year, Joe Gill will use his voice to speak on behalf of other farm broadcasters while serving a two-year term as West Region Vice President for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. 

  • Second phase of mandate begins for trucking companies

    Commercial trucking and transportation companies across the nation are undergoing a transition in the way they record hours. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) adopted an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule that was passed by Congress and went into effect Feb. 16, 2016. According to FMCSA, “the rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage and share records of duty status data.” 

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  • New birthing suites updated, more personal
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:16 AM

    Melrose–Two new birthing suites are located on the northwest corner of the new CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital, allowing moms and babies to stay in the same room from delivery to discharge. 

  • Tree removal along Highway 238 in Albany begins Jan. 22
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:57 AM

    Motorists in Albany will encounter workers, heavy equipment and potential delays while crews remove trees along Highway 238 between Railroad Avenue and Auer Avenue the week of Jan. 22. 

  • Schroeder lives with life-changing defibrillator
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:44 AM

    When Levi Schroeder, 37, began his new year in 2017, he considered himself a healthy individual. As an avid cyclist, he had biked an average of 1,000 miles each summer for the last 14 years. He also spent time hiking state parks and lifting at the gym; he prided himself in healthy eating. 

  • Lady Dutchmen rebound for win

    Collegeville–It wasn’t pretty, but the Lady Dutchmen’s 53-44 win over Pierz Saturday was a win.

    “In the first half we came out and had a couple of turnovers right away. We knew we had to change that because one of our goals is to cut down on turnovers,” said Mia Meyer, who came off the bench to score 16 points for Melrose.

  • Husker girls stage incredible comeback

    Holdingford girls had only one lead in their 56-53 overtime win over Royalton Friday.

    That lead was in the final 40 seconds of the game. The Huskers had been outshot and generally outplayed as they went into the locker room trailing 31-20 at half. At one point in that half they trailed by 18 points. 

  • MSC Fusion outswims Monte, 108-72

    “The team is swimming well. We had a good week of training and they were a little tired going into the meet but swam very well. I’m very pleased with the effort and results,” said co-head coach James Schreiner after MSC Fusion beat Montevideo, 108-72, Thursday evening at Montevideo High School. 

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