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Enthralled by total solar eclipse

People cheered in Vincennes, Indiana, when the total solar eclipse occurred April 8 and another cheer erupted when the sun started peeking out again.   Experiencing the total eclipse, when …

Hands on Avon firefighting family

Growing up near the Avon Fire and Rescue station in Avon, Adam Pogatschnik remembers when the whistle blew and he and neighborhood children ran to see what fire trucks were going out.   …

Eyeing organ donation

As a nurse, Mary Ann Reller helped save lives.   When she had a heart attack in her late 50s and passed away April 2, 1995, her eyes were donated to the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank. It was her …

Albany Area Schools administrators and board members discussed the potential benefits, drawbacks and uncertainties of implementing a four-day school week during an April 10 meeting in the district …

FFA students from Albany Area, Holdingford and Melrose Area high schools will compete as teams and individuals April 21-23 during the Minnesota FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota campuses …

Albany FFA sending 6 teams to state

Albany Area High School FFA will have six teams, nine individuals and three representatives at the Minnesota State FFA Convention. The Albany poultry team — Corey Brix, Ivan Kotten, …

Seven Holdingford FFA chapter teams and 14  individuals will compete during the Minnesota FFA Convention. “The forestry team and nursery landscape team finished first in the …

The Melrose Area High School FFA chapter dairy evaluation team of Dan Frericks, Monika Frericks, Megan Frieler, Grace Herdering and Jaiden Smith earned first place at the Region III FFA contest March …

News Brief

FREEPORT — Work was scheduled to begin April 15 on Stearns County’s resurfacing contract for milling on County State Aid Highway 39 between CSAH 11 and Trunk Highway 238 and shaping the …

April is Donate Life Month

On April 1, a Donate Life flag was raised outside of CentraCare-Melrose Hospital in Melrose.   April, National Donate Life Month, is dedicated to encouraging people to join the registry and …

Holdingford City Council members approved a one-year information technology service contract with Leighton Engineering April 8 during a monthly meeting at Holdingford City Hall in Holdingford.   …

Albany Area High School speech team member Hope Aronson is advancing to state following her third place dramatic interpretation finish April 13 during the Section 5A tournament at Melrose Area Public …

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