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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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24-hour self-service grocery store thrives in small Minnesota town

EVANSVILLE, Minn. -- A number of small, Minnesota towns have lost their grocery stores over the years - creating an inconvenience for residents - and a bit of a food desert. But a couple in Douglas County thinks they've found a solution.Five years ago, Evansville lost its grocery store. One that had been in town for 60 years."We'd been hearing from people, 'man it would be nice to get a store back in town. We really miss it,'" said Caileen Ostenson. "Especially with gas prices going up people are wanting to stay local, shop local."But Caileen Ostenson and her husband...
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Bernick Family Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

ST. CLOUD -- The Bernick Family Foundation is accepting grant applications. The Bernick Family Foundation will award grants from $5,000 to $40,000 to organizations that support youth, either by building career skills or supporting activities that address active lifestyles and well-being. Applicants must be 501(c) (3) nonprofits, schools, or government...

‘I was very excited to find them’

Starbuck man finds biological family, discovers a wealth of information about his family heritage. In 1969, at the Winnipeg General Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, a happy, healthy baby boy named Darcy Lee Hunnie was born. Days later, the baby boy would receive a new name (Chad Krosch) and meet his new family. His new mom and dad were Janice and James Krosch of Butterfield, Minnesota, who traveled to Pembina, North Dakota, to adopt Chad and bring him back to Minnesota.

Residents in tiny Forada still working to rebuild one month after devastating tornado

FORADA, Minn. -- One month ago, we were reminded of just how powerful and fast summer storms can strike. Multiple tornadoes touched down across Minnesota.The strongest struck Forada, near Alexandria in Douglas County, where an EF-2 destroyed 100 buildings.Sandy Majerus-Lieser and her husband, Greg, are doing the difficult work of moving forward after demolishing their destroyed home."We are pretty resilient, and we do have a sense of humor," Sandy said.The storm remains a daily reality in Forada. Parts of town look like it just happened yesterday.Sheryl Herschman and her sister, Judy Sellgren-Ehle, moved back to Forada, their hometown, in the...

Locals Win at Clay Target Shooting Championship

UNDATED -- Almost 8,000 students from 329 teams competed at the 2022 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League tournament in Alexandria. The state tournament, billed as the largest clay target shooting tournament in the world, took nine days to complete. At the end, 171 individual athletes and 81 teams...

Heritage Days in Starbuck goes inside

Sunday, July 3, 2022, Community Church Service moved inside to Fron Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m. in Starbuck, MN. Picnic Lunch following the church services.

My Perspective: Storm destruction viewed up close

There is a reason why they have Severe Weather Awareness Week in April in all midwestern states. This year, severe storms started hitting the midwest as soon as the calendar turned to May, and the entire month of May was peppered with severe storm warnings. In fact, meteorologists reported that by early June, there had been more severe storm warnings so far in 2022 than any other year. Dozens of tornadoes have been confirmed in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota since early June.

Violet Gunhild (Johnson) Bjelland

Violet G. Bjelland, age 91 of Alexandria, Minnesota, formerly of Hoffman, MN, Passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Edgewood Vista. Visitation for Violet Bjelland will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN. Memorial services for Violet...

Star Storm set for this Monday at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria

(Alexandria, MN)--Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria is excited to announce that their annual firework show Star Storm will be happening (weather permitting) on Monday July 4th and will start around 10:00 p.m. on the shores of Lake Darling. PARKING: There will not be any shuttle service and no entrance to the...
Emmetsburg News

William D. Cronk

A Celebration of Life service for former Emmetsburg resident William "Bill" D. Cronk of Alexandria, MN will be held Saturday, June 25. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, followed by a service at noon at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Pastor Judy DePue will officiate. The family...