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KEVIN WALLEVAND

The 39-year-old died unexpectedly over the weekend, just hours before she was to be named the 91st president of JCI Minnesota.
It was exactly 25 years ago that WDAY News brought the story of Ottertail dairy farmer Pete Thalmann patiently waiting for a new heart at Mayo Clinic. He waited six months there, his heart barely functioning. Time was running out until Thanksgiving in 1997, and a nearby family's unselfish gift of life.
A Frazee, Minnesota school teacher would give anything to be back in her elementary classroom, but long-haul COVID has prevented that. Now there are special post-COVID clinics to help get patients back to living life again.
A proposed Minnesota Department of Transportation construction project on busy Minnesota State Highway 34 east of Detroit Lakes has some property owners there asking the department to scale back the plan. The reason? As part of construction, trees too close to the road are scheduled to be removed. MNDOT says the move could help clear ice from roads that are often in the shade.

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The events at the Western Minnesota Stream Threshers Reunion are not only preserving history. This year, they are making it.
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The 500-mile snowmobile trip will be good bonding time for Roger and Wyatt Kram.
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In a quiet Detroit Lakes neighborhood, one homeowner has raised eyebrows and sparked backlash after flying a flag against President Biden that features profanity.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Every time Mary Therese Alberg opens up her "hobbit house" themed Little Free Library on Otter Tail Lake she thinks of who spent months building it.
Neal Carter grows apples and hates that apples turn brown. So he decided to develop an apple that doesn't. They are called arctic apples.Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.comGet the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John Wheeler...

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