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On March 28, Mora Mayor Jack L’Heureux (seated) declared April 27-28, “Tootsie Roll Weekend” in Mora with local Knights of Columbus members (standing l-r) Dick Froelke, Jim Boster, John Ripka, Jim Sorensen and Duane Mandery (photo from 2017). The Knights of Columbus use this annual Tootsie R…

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At the recently completed CD8 Convention held in Barnum, Hinckley resident Tim Burkhardt received the DFL endorsement for Minnesota House of Representatives seat 11B. The 11B district covers most of Pine and Kanabec counties.

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Emy Minzel, Baldwin Township, was endorsed to run as the DFL candidate for 15A for the MN House of Representatives and Karla Scapanski, Mayhew Township, was endorsed to run as the DFL candidate for the House seat in 15B at the SD 15 DFL convention held in Milaca on March 17.   

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State Representative Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton) has officially announced she will seek re-election as state representative for Minnesota House District 15A. The district includes communities in Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Sherburne counties.

Sports

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The Mora Mustangs boys tennis team has benefited this spring from a new indoor facility, as well as helpful parents with shovels and four-wheelers. With several matches already in the books, the team intends to build on last season’s successes.

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On March 15 the Mora-Milaca varsity hockey team ended their season with their annual banquet. The Mustangs ended up third in the Two River Conference and had an overall record of 12-15-0. Head coach Kevin Nolt said, “After reflecting on the season I couldn’t be more proud of this group. All …

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Despite snow on the ground outside, indoor facilities have allowed the Mora Track and Field team to compete in several meets while other sports teams continue to delay games. About half of the meets have taken place at the FirstLight Wellness Center in Mora which opened for the first time in…

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At an early age I remember walking to the bus stop. I walked to the bus stop until I passed my drivers test. I rode a bus for all my hockey and football games during high school. After high school, I road the bus during my two years of junior hockey. I then rode the bus during my college hoc…

Obituaries

Virginia May Olson of Milaca, formerly of Ogilvie, died Sunday…

Steve A. Lopicka, of Forest Lake, formerly of Ogilvie, died Mo…

Betty Ann Severin of Leesburg, Florida formerly of Mora, died …

James Larson died peacefully  surrounded by his loving family …

Opinion

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I am endlessly impressed by the city of Braham, which has abandoned the myth that its city is too small to have nice things. Braham has done this more successfully than even some of its larger neighbors. With a can-do attitude they have fought to get the things they know they deserve, with a…