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  • Election Results
    Sauk Centre voters approved a city-wide sales tax to fund Highway 71 improvements Tuesday. The half-cent sales tax was approved by a vote of 804 in favor to 746 opposed.. This was the second time the tax was put forward on the ballot, having been voted down in 2016.
  • A place of honor for the flag
    When Mason Zierden began considering options for his Eagle Scout project, his mind went to the flag of the United States. 
  • The ‘American Way’

    Melrose–Two framed military photos sit on a shelf in Bill Middendorf’s room at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.

    “One was taken when I went in and the other when I came out,” said Bill, 89, the first of five Middendorf brothers to serve in the military. 

    There was Bill, Victor, Ralph, Art and Jerry.

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  • Incredible contribution
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:07 PM
    On a sunny October morning, Midsota Manufacturing, Inc. owners Joel Bauer and Tim Burg parked a very special trailer in front of the Blue Heron in Cold Spring. Adorned with logos of 48 vendors the company works with across the United States, the trailer was a symbol of many coming together to support kids and families in need. 
  • FFA convention  ‘life changing experience’
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 11:35 AM
    Melrose–“The final session of the 91st FFA National Convention was a great way to wrap up my national convention experience,” is how Melrose Area FFA member Paul Pundsack, high individual in the Vet Science Career Development Event contest, described his experience.
  • Everywhere, Applause – Tylutki’s ‘dramedy’
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 2:39 PM

    Los Angeles–“A story worth telling.”

    That’s what 1998 Melrose High School graduate Nathan Tylutki is hoping the television show he is writing, Everywhere, Applause, will be. 

  • Swim team sends 23 to sections
    The Sauk Centre Swimming and Diving team will have 23 athletes competing at the 6A Girls Swim and Dive Championships held Nov. 8-10 at Sartell High School. Each swimmer will compete in at least one, if not two events that day. 
  • Albany volleyball season ends
    Sauk Centre ended Albany’s volleyball season, winning 3-0 in the Section 6AA playoffs Oct. 30 in Sauk Centre.
  • Cathedral ends Melrose Area volleyball season

    St. Cloud–In the end, St. Cloud Cathedral had too many weapons for Melrose Area to hold in check Oct. 30 in the Section 6AA volleyball quarterfinals.

    The Lady Dutchmen’s season ended in a 3-0 loss to number one seeded St. Cloud. Set scores 25-11, 25-18, 25-18 didn’t reflect that Melrose Area came back and played well after the first set.

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