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  • Albany Area Education Foundation:

    Local philanthropy strives to connect people, resources and needs



  • A caregiver’s journey with Alzheimer’s

    Joan Eisenschenk shares her rocky road to finding peace as a caregiver and her plan to help others get to a good place.

     
  • A new focus
    The Braun Maus opens as the Hairitage Shoppe era comes to a close
  • Women in STEM
    On most Thursday mornings, before the school day begins, nine women gather in the science department at Albany Area Secondary School. They are the Albany Women in STEM and with their determination they are bound to change the world.

  • Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota performing at Paramount Theatre
    A group of high school students from Albany, Avon, Holdingford and the surrounding areas will be performing “Requiem for the Living” at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 3 p.m., as part of the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota (YCCM).

  • Joan B. (Herzog) Bushey, 59

    Enum Claw, Wash. (Click name to read more...)
  • LouAnn M. Schultz
    LouAnn M. Schultz, age 76 of Albany, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. (Click name to read more...)
  • Carson's kindness
    Organization gives back to the Central Minnesota autism community
  • Anthony L. "Tony" Kerfeld

    Anthony L. “Tony” Kerfeld, age 80 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home in Albany, Minnesota after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. (Click name to read more...)

  • Albany

    April 7, 1934 – March 11, 2017

    A Mass of the celebration of life for Bert Winter will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Seven Dolors Church in Albany, MN.  An informal gathering of telling stories like he loved to do will be

  • NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

    Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on March 29, 2017, the Sheriff of

  • Albany ends season second in sub-section...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • Huskers fall to Sauk Centre in 6AA West semifinals...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Pleasant Ridge, MI  | 2/3/1962–3/6/2017

     

    Diane Novotny Whipple, 55, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, after an 11-month battle with a rare

  • Stearns County Dairy Princesses crowned...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • Band, choir and art will be at the center of March 16 event...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday

  • Cardiac arrest survivor shares gratitude with lifesaving responders 

     

    BY LIZ VOS, Staff Writer

     

  • Cardiac arrest survivor shares gratitude with lifesaving responders...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • By Liz Vos,
    Staff Writer

    In May 1982, Dean Mitchell was voted onto the Albany Fire Department, fulfilling an aspiration to serve his community. In the nearly 33 years that followed, he came to the


  • Lorraine B. Hoeschen, age 86 of Freeport, died peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at

  • July 21, 1932 – March 9, 2017

    Burtrum

     

    Services celebrating the life of Ronald D. Boos, 84, Burtrum, will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala.  There will be a visitation one hour prior to services.  Pastor CJ Boettcher will officiate the service. A private

  • River Lakes 10U championship team includes three from Avon...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Advance to Sub-Section 6AA West championship game...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Craig and Sara Lieser of Albany are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bennett Robert Lieser. Bennett was born on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds and 1

  • Contributions honored during annual chamber banquet...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Grocery service will make positive impact on rural area...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • How a life-changing diagnosis led down an embraceable path

     

    by Liz Vos,
    Staff Writer

    Emily Simon is a bit in awe at how her life has changed over

  • July 18, 1948 - March 6, 2017

    Albany

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Sandra K. Welle, 68, Albany, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany.  Fr. Jason Welle, OFM will officiate and innichment will take place in the parish cemetery. 

  • Avon

    September 18, 1963 – March 1, 2017

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Monday, March, 6, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Lloyd S. Parker, 53, of Avon who passed away on Wednesday in Avon.  Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate and burial

  • AVON TOWNSHIP

    Notice of Election, Annual Meeting, Board of Canvass 

    Meeting & Public Accuracy Test 

  • Zierden goes into state undefeated...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday by clicking here.

  • Three Huskers reach state tournament...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday by clicking here.

  • Ann M. Birr, age 87, of Kimball died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the Heritage House in Kimball with her children by her side.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March

  •  Fridley, MN  |  6/1/1933 – 2/26/2017

     

    Gladys Haagenson, age 83 of Fridley, formerly Albany and St. Cloud, passed away on Feb. 26, 2017. A memorial service will be

  • Melrose, MN  |  3/11/1923-2/23/2017

    Earl R. Wiehoff (owner of Earl’s Bar), age 93, of Melrose, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home

  • Heartwarming Share the Love raises close to $18,300...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday by clicking here.

  • Parents and children team up for developmental success  through ECFE...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday by clicking here.

  • Freeport
    10/12/1970 – 2/28/2017

    Duane N. “Whitey” Herzog, age 46, of Freeport, died unexpectedly from a construction accident on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
     
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March

  • By Liz Vos
    Staff Writer
     

    The entire gymnasium at Albany Elementary School

  • Rescue personnel pulled 46-year-old Duane Herzog from a skid loader that been submerged in ice on Feb. 28. Herzog was submerged for nearly 20 minutes before being pulled from the skid loader. On March 1, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office stated that Herzog passed away

  • The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a semi truck that may have been involved in an incident on the morning of March 1. A pedestrian, identified as 53-year-old Lloyd Parker of Avon, allegedly jumped onto eastbound I-94

  • By Liz Vos,
    Staff Writer

    Kaylee Heinen is a busy girl. The wide-eyed and imaginative 4-year-old is often found chattering away as she plays house, dresses her favorite dolls from Frozen and dances in her

  • NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

    Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on March 8, 2017, the Sheriff of

  • Huskers lose to big scoring teams...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • Huskies pick up key late season wins...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • KASM ‘Good Neighbor’ 67 years...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • Avon women delight in being Foster Grandparents...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Elrosa, MN

    11/17/1910 – 2/16/2017

     

    Anna C. Herickhoff, age 106, of Elrosa passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose with her family at her side. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.

  • By Liz Vos, Staff Writer

    ALBANY – Although Kendra Carbert, Emily Johnson and Josie Fourre are not yet old enough to join the Be The Match Registry, they are coming together to encourage others to

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    NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

    Please take notice that at the

  • Seniors lead the way as the regular season wraps up...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Huskies finish third at Purple Pride...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Holdingford board asks for LTMF bids...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • Klasen travels to Tanzania, shares experience with Avon students...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Margaret Vos uses her ‘cancer warrior’ experience to lend support, find a cure

     

    By Liz Vos, staff writer

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    NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN

  • Tied for first in conference...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Patrick joins 1,000-point club...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking here.

  • Justin and Tamber (Gruber) Edin of Staples are very pleased to announce the birth of their first born, Esther Rose Edin. Esther was born on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at 11:27 p.m. at the Lakewood Hospital in

  • Avon

    4/1/1956 – 2/3/2017

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in

  • By Liz Vos,
    Staff Writer

     

    Platz inspires as lifelong blood donor

     
     

    ALBANY – Since Jan. 4, Beth Frazier, APRN, CNP, has been

  • Benefit will support cancer fighter and her children...To read the rest of this story, please read the Enterprise "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking

  • Margaret Vos uses her ‘cancer warrior’ experience to lend support, find a cure...To read the rest of this story, please read the Beacon "E-Edition" updated every Wednesday AM by clicking