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The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) recently announced its fall schedule, set to begin Sept. 6. Programs will be held at Armory Square in Park Rapids, where renovations now include restrooms on the auditorium level. HCLL presentations are Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in September and October. All programs are open to the public, free of charge and handicap-accessible. Refreshments are provided.
More than 100,000 tickets have been sold so far for this year's Medora Musical, making it the third consecutive year the longstanding event has achieved this sales milestone. The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation said the sale happened on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with more than three weeks left in the 2016 season. Officials project the total season attendance will break 114,000, which would be the second-most attended year in its history. The record was set during the 50th anniversary show in 2015 when 124,074 people attended — breaking the 2001 record of 113,641.
A total of 35 people volunteered to donate blood, and 25 were able to give during Detroit Lakes's Aug. 9 blood drive. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 31 products were collected. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply.
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minn., has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on...
The National Farmers Organization of Minnesota will hold its state convention Saturday, August 27 at Elmer Z's in Sauk Center. The convention will be called to order by state president Joe Neaton at 9:30 a.m. and it'll go until 3:30 p.m. Father Michael Miller, a Catholic priest from central Minnesota, will be the guest speaker for the evening. He will share his thoughts about farming and families, and the current low commodity prices being faced by farmers.
Rep. Steve Green issued the following statement regarding news that Enbridge has agreed to purchase a minority stake in the Bakken Pipeline system to ensure transportation of crude oil from North Dakota. The report indicates that this could mean the proposed Sandpiper pipeline project is now "off the table."
A farmer in eastern Wisconsin has died after being overcome by deadly fumes from a manure holding tank on his farm.. The Portage County coroner said Wednesday that Michael Biadasz, 29, was found dead Monday along with at least 13 cows at Biadasz Farms near Amherst, which is about 140 miles northwest of Milwaukee. WAOW-TV reported the farmer was found by other workers who arrived to haul away manure from the huge tank. Coroner Scott Rifleman said Biadasz was overcome by methane or sulfur oxide gas.
A 20-year-old man Missouri originally told authorities he had been robbed outside the Zorbaz bar and restaurant on Green Lake in Spicer by two armed men on skateboards. But apparently it's not so. The report came at about 10:40 p.m. July 25 and later that night a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy caught up with two men matching the suspect descriptions—one with long blond hair wearing a white shirt and shorts, the other with brown hair. The men seemed confused.