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Multiple States and Cities are Stepping Up After the Federal Government Takes Important Climate-Fighting Tools Away

Colorado lawmakers, a former coal state, have approved more than 50 climate-related bills since 2019. The liquor shop in Morris, Minnesota, uses solar electricity to chill its beer. Athens, Ohio, voters placed a carbon tax on themselves. Citizens in Fairfax County, Virginia, collaborated for a year and a half to create a 214-page climate action plan.
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LeRoy Haugen

LeRoy H. Haugen, 77, of Dawson, MN, passed away Thursday, 6/30/2022, at his home residence in Ohio. Funeral services will be at 6pm on Wednesday, July 3rd at Hoskinson Funeral Home in Kirkersville, OH with Pastor Bret Rizzo officiating. Visitation will be from 5-6 pm. Graveside services will be in...
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MN Area 4th of July Celebrations

There are numerous celebrations for the 4th of July! We’re going to highlight a few nearby celebrations to Montevideo. 6:15 pm – Kid’s Night featuring a Unicycling Unicorn, bounce houses, pedal pull, and more!. Saturday, July 2nd. Hoops by the Lake 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. 8-11pm...

One Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash Near Odessa, MN

On July 1, 2022, at approximately 9:27 a.m. the Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash on US Highway 75, near the intersection of 440th St, just north of Odessa, MN. Thomas Fritz, age 50 was traveling together with another motorcycle westbound on US Highway...

Schedule for Hancock 4th & 150th Celebration

There will be plenty to do in Hancock during its four-day celebration over the Fourth of July weekend. The weekend kicks off with DJ Kim Wolf at Buddies Bar & Grill Friday, July 1. On Saturday, the Hancock School will be open for tours and at 11 a.m., Pomme de...
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Promising signs of community growth

One of the most pressing needs of communities through rural Minnesota is affordable housing. It is a key to attracting new workers and residents. Last August, the City of Benson agreed to work with Cody Nelson of Nelson Properties of Sauk Centre for the construction of 13 duplexes, or 26 units in two phases, in the Cottage Square area to address Benson’s housing shortage. The first phase of Nelson’s housing project is underway in northeast Benson with construction of four duplexes to be completed by Dec. 31. The second phase involves nine townhomes, 18 units, all to be completed by Dec. 21, 2027. It is estimated the total cost of the completed project will be $3.795 million.

Starbuck Rallies Past NL-S, Breuer Leads Morris In A Rout

ATWATER – Morris racked up 14 hits, scoring early and often in a 14-4 defeat of ACGC in Junior Legion baseball from Atwater. Kaleb Breuer led the charge going 4-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs. Johnny Kleindl doubled and knocked in a pair while scoring once, Landen Gibson had two hits, and RBI and run scored, Riley Asmus and Rylan Larson each had two hits, Asmus scored three runs, Larson once. Jonah and Drew Huebner each added an RBI.

Milbank Elementary student wins Doodle for Google Student Contest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A talented Milbank, SD-based student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their own version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt “I care for myself by....”.