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Pecans are a species of hickory native to northern Mexico and the southern United States. Pecan trees are cultivated for their edible nuts, and it can take 12 years for a tree to reach maturity and begin producing.

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On March 13, among fog and drizzle, a Minnesota Department of Transportation crew worked to clear ice off the Highway 65 Snake River bridge about 2 miles north of Mora. Ice blocking water flow had caused water to pool on the bridge. 

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With Minnesota’s record snowfall and the potential for rapid melting when warm temperatures arrive, the risk of late winter or early spring flooding may be much higher this year.

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With the risk of flooding increasing in many parts of the state, Minnesota health officials urge private well users to prepare for the possibility that their wells might flood. Taking preventive action now may save well users more trouble down the road. 

Sports

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Anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to keep walleye during open water fishing for the first time since 2015. An improving walleye population has been protected by conservative fishing regulations in recent years, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

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This season the Mora Mustangs boys basketball team was known for its aggressive full-court defense, holding their own against opponents ranked in the top 10 teams statewide. Consistency in defense combined with an emphasis on shooting will ensure greater success in seasons to come.

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The Ogilvie Lions boys basketball team wrapped up a disheartening season with plans to emphasize fundamentals during the offseason. Through significant game experience and tenacity, the team’s prospects for improvement are good.

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The Ogilvie Lions girls basketball team were strong contenders this season in the competitive Great River Conference. A core of returning starters and promising newcomers will help the team remain in contention next season. 

Obituaries

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Harold “Harry” Christen, of Mora, died Thursday, March 14, 201…

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Alfred James “Jim” Pfeffer, of Mora, died Sunday, March 10, 20…

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Warren A. Nikodym of Sartell died on Wednesday, March 6, 2019,…

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Jean Claire Parson, of North Branch, formerly of Braham, died …

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