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Slow-cooked foods seem tailor-made when the mercury is low. Stews, soups and casseroles can simmer and gain great flavor through slow-cooking methods. But slow cooker appliances don’t need to be stored away when spring flowers start to bud. In fact, this method of cooking can bridge the gap …

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Thanks to tremendous support over the last three years from local businesses, individuals and alumni, the Braham Area Education Foundation recently distributed $2,854 in its second round of classroom grants for the 2020-21 school year. The foundation sought applications from faculty and staf…

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Minus 31 degrees. That’s how cold it was on Reverend Gus Schill’s first day in early February as pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Mora. Despite the bitter cold start he has found nothing but a warm welcome from both his congregation and the community of Mora.

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Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute.

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Neighborhood National Bank announced Michael R. Segner has been named president and chief executive officer as of March 1, 2021.  He will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

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What could be better than a casual bike ride through the country on a summer evening? Well, according to some local bicycling enthusiasts, biking is better with a group. 

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Sunday, March 14: At approximately 6:12 p.m. the Mora Area Fire Department was called to extinguish a chimney fire in Arthur Township. They used extinguisher powder and a chain to put out the fire.

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Easter is the one of the oldest and most important of all Christian holidays as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holy Week includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday all culminating in Easter Sunday, marking the resurrection of Jesus, told here from the book of John, C…

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This recipe for “Eggs With Chorizo” from “The Complete Mexican, South American & Caribbean Cookbook” (Metro Books) by Jane Milton, Jenni Fleetwood and Marina Filippelli makes for an ideal breakfast.

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Clarence Frost would have been perfectly happy never keeping another live chicken — Never. Ever. Again. 

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Beginning Wednesday, March 31, the DNR will restrict open burning in the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.

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The same year Niki Roeschlein, owner of Beautifully Bronzed spray tanning salon, decided to move her growing business out of her home and into a suite at the Mini Mall in downtown Mora, is the same year COVID-19 struck. 

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Four charged as Sheriff’s UTV stolen, promptly recovered

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Pop-up food pantries have distributed thousands of pounds of food to hungry area households and will be giving away even more on April 21. 

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Minnesota Newspaper Association joins the News Media Alliance and other state press associations in applauding U.S. House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI), ranking member Ken Buck (R-CO), Senate Antitrust Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Senator John N. Kennedy (R-LA) for reintr…

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After Pine, Carlton and St. Louis counties were issued a Red Flag Warning for extreme fire risk by the National Weather Service, on March 20, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued new spring burning restrictions for the state. 

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Ogilvie Schools will continue its four-day school week structure through the 2021-2022 school year, but whether it may continue beyond then is uncertain. 

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The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has received a grant of Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Kanabec County. The funds will be used to provide legal advice, counseling and representation in cou…

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In the spring, when there are below freezing temperatures at night followed by above freezing temperatures during the day maple tree sap begins to flow. That is when maple syrup producers go to work to capture the sugar laden sap. They tap their trees and hang collection bags or buckets on t…

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When the weather starts to warm, people are inspired to once again venture outdoors and spend more time away from home. People can benefit from having quick and easy dinner recipes at the ready so that hours are not spent in the kitchen after a day of fun in the fresh air.