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Well respected, honored and appreciated for his civil rights activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rightfully earned his place as one of the most influential figures in American and world history. Through his religious teachings and social activism, Dr. King played a key role in the American…

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Charcuterie boards have become a staple when entertaining or dining out. Charcuterie boards traditionally feature a variety of cured meats, cheeses, bruschetta, and even olives. But boards can be adorned with any tasty morsel their creators desire. Borrowing from that idea, savvy home chefs …

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Last week the area was blanketed with a layer of frost that turned the world into a winter wonderland. The question of the day: is it hoar frost or rime ice? The difference between the two lies in the weather pattern that encourages the formation. According to CBS 3 meteorologist Dave Anders…

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Now that the pandemic has forced many people to spend more time in their homes, their potential exposure to household health hazards may be greater. This means it is more important than ever to know if your home has high levels of radon – the invisible radioactive gas found at elevated level…

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As Austin Henry pulls into the parking lot of the outdoor ice rinks on the Kanabec County Fairgrounds, he notices his friends are already there, starting to lace up their hockey skates. 

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What property owners will be paying in 2021 property taxes is no longer up for debate as local government units have certified their final levy amounts. 

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Rural Finance Authority is now accepting applications for a tax credit for the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery and livestock in Minnesota by beginning farmers.

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Winter load increases will begin Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. on unrestricted state highways in the central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Frost zones can be found on the MnDOT load limits map. 

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“Everyone needs light,” said Kelsey Yankowiak, who has found a touching way to shine light on area military personnel—those on active duty and veterans. She has been delivering floral bouquets to thank them for their service through a program she started called Project Salute.

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How many boaters and anglers are actually using our local lakes? The DNR Hinckley Area Fisheries Office set out to find the answer to that question this past summer, in order to make plans for the future. 

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If you haven’t yet, be sure to register for the Strategic Farming:  Let’s Talk Crops program. You can join in on the discussion from the comforts of your own living room, or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, we hope you will join us this w…

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Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.08 an hour for large employers and $8.21 an hour for other state minimum wages.

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Since early November Kanabec County was logging approximately 100 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 every 6-8 days. Today, the rate of new cases is decreasing for the first time since September. 

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Wednesday, Nov. 4:  At approximately 4:27 a.m. the Mora Area Fire Department was called to Pine Grove Cabins on Hwy. 65 to investigate a CO alarm that was sounding. The meter on the alarm showed 200. The MAFD used full PPE gear to investigate. The gas utilities were shut off inside the build…

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From the Dutch Huis, Union Street Grill, Mustang Steakhouse and to a Pizza Pub that underwent four ownership changes — the corner lot at 17 North Union Street, Mora, has seen its share of restaurants come and go. 

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations stand to look a little different this year. Even though guest lists may be smaller and parties much more intimate, hosts can increase the “wow factor” in other ways — namely with the food.

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A Pine County deputy caught a once-in-a-lifetime shot on his dashcam at about 6:50 in the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16. 

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With the kickoff of the ice fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds new and veteran anglers alike of their responsibility to keep themselves safe and to be a considerate member of the ice angling community.

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Juniors Autumn Peterson and Garret Honstrom have been selected to represent Mora High School in the Region 5A ExCEL Award Program (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership).  

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Senior Kyra Hoffman is the daughter of Christopher and Robin Hoffman. She is involved in speech, the Ogilvie High School drama department, National Honor Society, student council and choir. Her hobbies consist of painting, writing and reading. Her favorite subject in school always has been a…