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Birth Announcements

Holden Palmquist Holden William Palmquist was born to Jennifer and Travis Palmquist of Chanhassen, Nov. 19, 2007, at 1:31 p.m. at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He weighed 7 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Bill … Continue reading

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County’s mortgage market fixed on progress


Innovation leads to progress. It’s a fundamental principle of prosperity that applies to the nation’s economy. But that has not been the case for the housing industry and adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs).

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Hillman Bar & Grill comes under new ownership

“I’ve never laughed so much as in the last week,” said Sandy Shore, one of the new owners of the Hillman Bar and Grill. “I have had so much fun and have met so many new people. The customers know so many jokes. I don’t know how they can remember them all,” she said. Continue reading

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Santa and his elves make an early stop in Little Falls

Members of the Randall-Cushing Lions Club played elves Thursday evening when they brought Santa to Little Falls to visit residents at St. Otto’s Care Center, St. Camillus Place and the Lutheran Home. Continue reading

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Sentenced in District Court

The following people, charged with a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Felonies • Gregory Ronald Opatz, 42, Little Falls-Convicted of one count of second degree possess of six grams … Continue reading

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Gross misdemeanor charges filed

Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: • Stacy Lynn Janssen, 26, Motley-In connection with a Dec. 4 incident, Janssen has been charged with two counts of third degree driving … Continue reading

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St. Nick Night coloring contest winners

The winners of the St. Nick Night coloring contest in Pierz, sponsored by the Pierz Area Coalition and Pierz Commercial Club, were announced Thursday. They are: • Pre-kindergarten and under: First place-Alissa Girtz, $15; second place-Jene Skiba, $10; and third … Continue reading

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Crimes

Nov. 6-John Witucki, Little Falls city employee, reported vandalism at Mill Park. Cast iron beams had been chipped from their foundations, a fence had been damaged and a wall chiseled. Nov. 9-Ashley Marie Lashinski, Little Falls, reported her black purse … Continue reading

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What’s happening this week …

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 Circus clown Emmet Kelly’s birthday, 1898 • Breakfast with Mrs. Santa, American Legion Club, Little Falls, 9 a.m. • Pancake breakfast, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Community Christmas Concert featuring Gloria … Continue reading

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Real Italian Pasta in Royalton

Vittorio Pasta, 17, is the new kid on the block in Royalton. Hailing from Turin, Italy, he is spending the 2007-08 school year as an exchange student learning about life in rural America.

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Marriage License


Nicholas J. Avant and Jeanine L. Chieppa, both of Little Falls.

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Teen gives a treasured gift that never goes out of style

For the past two years, Kylee Hoheisel has been a weekly visitor to residents at Harmony House in Pierz. The Harmony House is an assisted living service for the frail elderly and those with memory care needs.

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Eugene R. Nuehring, 87

Eugene R. Nuehring, a resident of Little Falls, died Dec. 4, 2007, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.

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College Scenes

Honors List The following student has been named to the honors list at her colleges. Rasmussen College-Sara Sheryce Pantzke of Little Falls. Scholarships and Programs The following students have won scholarships, awards or are participating in special programs at their … Continue reading

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Kayla Kieffer, Richard Stangl named Pierz Students of the Month

By Lorae Vardas November Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School were recently announced by the faculty selection committee. They are Kayla Kieffer, daughter of Dick and Connie Kieffer, and Richard Stangl, son of Jim and Patty Stangl. … Continue reading

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Kayla Kieffer, Richard Stangl named Pierz Students of the Month

By Lorae Vardas November Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School were recently announced by the faculty selection committee. They are Kayla Kieffer, daughter of Dick and Connie Kieffer, and Richard Stangl, son of Jim and Patty Stangl. … Continue reading

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Lyseng Music Scholarship awarded

In 2004, Vicki and Greg Spofford established a scholarship at St. Francis Music Center in honor of Vicki’s parents, Arley and Naomi Lyseng. Both of the Lyseng’s were lifetime music educators, touching the lives of thousands of children. So to … Continue reading

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Birth, death, grief and gratitude

Greg Spofford, Chaplain, Heartland Hospice As we await the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus, many are having trouble with this season as well. Rather than the birth of a baby, we may be grieving the death of a … Continue reading

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Perry C. Smith, 72

Perry C. Smith, a resident of Superior, Wis., died suddenly Nov. 27, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Continue reading

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‘Trees of Light’ Hospice campaign gets under way

The Unity Family Hospice “Trees of Light” campaign offers a unique way to recognize loved ones. Friends and families can celebrate the lives of their loved ones with the twinkling lights and glittering stars shining throughout the holiday season. Each … Continue reading

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Holiday trolley ride draws crowd in Pierz

Vapor from the team of Percheron draft horses, owned by Pat and Doug Oehlich, clouded the air at Farmers and Merchants State Bank as people waited to board the trolley for a ride around town to see the Christmas lights. Continue reading

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Marie Abeler named Upsala’s December Student of the Month

Marie Abeler is Upsala’s December Student of the Month. Marie is the daughter of William and Lisa Abeler. She is a high school senior, is very successful in academics and is involved in many school activities. She recently began her … Continue reading

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Pool

Morrison County • RESULTS-Falls Bar I 7, Herbie’s Bar 9; 10 Spot 8, Falls Bar II 8; Whiskey River 1 12, Whiskey River II 4, West Side Bar 11, Canteen I 5; Canteen II 6, Boomerang 10. • STANDINGS-Whiskey River … Continue reading

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The Recipe Box

By Val Klemish SESAME-ONION TWISTS 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 1/2 c. finely chopped onion 1/4 tsp. paprika Nonstick cooking spray 1 egg, beaten 1 (16 oz) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds Grease large baking … Continue reading

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LF School Board approves purchase agreeement

The Little Falls School Board voted Monday to approve the purchase agreement concerning the sale of the Central Office Building to the Boys and Girls Club of Morrison County.

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Swanville could get new city banners at Trinity Chapel

By TRISTA WHITMAN Correspondent The Swanville City Council heard from Bob Koetter about local organizations possibly purchasing new banners for the city at its Tuesday night meeting. The current banners are approximately five years old, faded, and need to be … Continue reading

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Little Falls Community Services

Classes and activities • Now-Hall walking at Little Falls Community Middle School, Lincoln Elementary School in Little Falls and S.G. Knight Elementary School in Randall, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Passes available at Community Services). • Dec. 26-28-Open swim at … Continue reading

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Dennis H. Gall, 64

Dennis H. Gall, a resident of Pierz, died unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2007, at his home in Pierz Township.

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United Way Director Ted Pfohl tenders his resignation

The Board of Directors of Morrison County United Way and Executive Director Ted Pfohl wish to announce that Pfohl has tendered his resignation, effective Feb. 1, 2008. He will begin a new position with an as-yet undisclosed central Minnesota organization.

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Bernice Huver to celebrate 70 years

The family of Bernice Huver would like to extend an invitation to family, friends and acquaintances to an open house in honor of Bernice’s 70th birthday.


It will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at Kamnic Lane Apartments meeting room in Pierz.


Social hour will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with refreshments and a light meal.

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