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Chelsea and Jordan Fevold were married Sept. 1, 2018, at Bluewater Lodge in Walker, where their ceremony and reception was held. Chelsea is the daughter of Kyle and Jill Duclos of Walker, and Jordan is the son of Brad and Teresa Fevold of Roseau. Chelsea is the business manager for Bill Hans…

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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” — Maya Angelou

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Pastor John and Cindy Dainsberg announce the marriage of their daughter, Casey Dainsberg to Stephen Nasca, Sept. 24, 2018. Casey is a graduate of Bemidji State University and is currently the paralegal/office manager at the Minneapolis office of the Institue for Justice (The National Law Fir…

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PILLAGER — The Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, and Grampa G’s Farm, Pillager, will host a public open house Dec. 8 as the Deep Winter Greenhouse Prototype 2.0 finishes construction.

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Megan Parks and Dan Kelly were married Aug. 11, 2018, in a ceremony at Camp Bliss in Walker.  Megan is a 2012 graduate of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High school. She attended Moorhead State and currently is a student at St. Thomas School of law. Dan graduated from Hawley High School, attended …

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STAPLES — Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) selected 10 projects to include as Vital Projects in their Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS).

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As colors fade and slip away from the landscape, trees stand bare. We rely on words to keep the memory alive. — Holly Mathers-Shuemaker

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October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate people and raise awareness about domestic violence and how it intersects with sexual violence.

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Paul and Mary Nordeen of Walker announce the marriage of their son, Kory, to Abby Kyei of Midland, Texas. The two were married Sept. 9, 2018, in the mountains near Estes Park, Colo. The couple currently live in Bailey, Colo., where the groom is a wildland firefighter on the Pike National For…

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Susan Wardell, the author of “My Grandma’s Hands,” a children’s picture book, will be signing books at the Turtle Town Books and Gifts store in Nisswa Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m.

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Helen “Toots” Gerritsen celebrated her 99th birthday with a surprise party Sept. 21 at the Lake May Center. Toots, whose actual birthday was Sept. 23, is still very active. She lives in her home, drives to the Nutrition Center every day for lunch and plays cards with her friends twice a week…

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Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”

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Licensed child care providers in Region 5 (Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties) have an opportunity to network and learn at a first-of-its kind event, sponsored by Sourcewell (formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance or NJPA).

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Many of us remember the joy of seeing the little red bug with black polka-dots during the summer. But if you don’t remember large numbers of them covering the sunny side of your house, you are right.

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“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” Oscar Wilde

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) of Pine River and Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to make clean energy and home ownership more affordable to a local Habitat for Humanity homeowner.

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You are more likely to encounter bees and wasps in late summer because the wasps’ preferred food shifts from sugars to proteins. This change in their diet means they are interested in the food you are preparing and eating outdoors, as well as around garbage collection areas.

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Leonard and Virginia Zimmer of Whipholt will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 22, 2018. The couple will celebrate with their children and grandchildren.

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A slice of summer served with Meyer lemon  pie drizzled with strawberry rhubarb sauce  and an Asian inspired firecracker shrimp with brown rice.

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While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family — including your pets — safe.

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The children of Gary and Eunice (Walter) Pederson of Laporte will be hosting an open house in honor of their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary July 6 at Kabekona Community Church from 4 to 8 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend. The happy couple was married Oct. 19, 1968, with the b…

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Thomas and Joyce (Wiedbush) Plinke of Bemidji will celebrate their 65th anniversary June 7, 2018. The couple were married June 7, 1953, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Ill. Thomas is a retired teacher, basketball and track coach of 31 years in both Chicago and at Campbell-Tinta…

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” — Lao Tzu

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Chelsea Duclos, the daughter of Kyle and Jill Duclos of Walker, and Jordan Fevold, the son of Brad and Teresa Fevold of Roseau, announce ther upcoming nuptials. Chelsea is the business manager at Bill Hansen Realty in the Walker office, while Jordan is a realtor with Bill Hansen Realty of Lo…