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Many people look forward to the weekend when they can sleep in a little later and not be pressured by the time constraints of a typical weekday. Weekends also may be a time when people can slow down and enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast.

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture continues to receive reports of citizens getting unsolicited seed packages in the mail. To date, over 700 Minnesotans have made reports to the department.

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Effective Aug. 1, 2020, anyone looking to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in Minnesota will have to be at least 21 years old.

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Crunchy green beans, crisp snap peas or homegrown tomatoes right off the vine — for many people, you just can’t beat the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden. Unless you are Kathryn Boster. 

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Little Book Boxes throughout the city of Mora have been visited heavily this year as more and more are established through town.

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Central MN Council on Aging disperses funds

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Kanabec-area youth wrote some very truthful, sometimes tearful and sometimes hilarious things about the seniors they love in the 2020 Kanabec County Fair’s Senior Citizen/Grandparent Essay Contest. Despite the fair being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair board and judges decide…

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Graduating senior Allie Lang, daughter of Shawn Lang and Wendy Johnson, received her congratulations for this honor the same night as our OHS graduation ceremony. Allie has worked tirelessly as a basketball manager for the lady Lions and is involved in track. She loves hanging out with frien…

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New cases of lung disease associated with vaping

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The Minnesota State Patrol reports that two separate crashes on Pine County roadways this past week sent two victims to the hospital by air ambulance. 

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Two people were seriously injured after a July 24 crash near Brook Park led to a camper rolling over multiple times.

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What are your favorite things about Kanabec County? Where can you get the best burger? Who is the best local artist? Is your favorite park Kid’s Kingdom or the Library Park? Or is it something else entirely?

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The COVID-19 pandemic can’t cancel Ogilvie’s biggest annual celebration: Back to the Tower. Event organizers request visitors have fun but stay safe by practicing social distancing. All events take place in downtown Ogilvie Saturday, Aug. 8. 

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Minnesotans are required to wear face coverings an all public indoor spaces and businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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If your spring planted vegetable crops are passing their prime, you may still have time for another crop with succession planting. The goal is to get cool season crops up and growing during the heat of summer, to produce an edible crop before the ground freezes. Below are some tips for great…

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A summer barbecue or picnic just wouldn’t be the same without the perfect dessert. While a slice of pie with ice cream on top is a fan favorite, a fruit tart can be a welcome change, especially when it’s bursting with juicy, delicious berries.

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The Ogilvie Lions have canceled their annual Corn on the Curb fundraiser. Typically in August, the event often has long lines, with patrons all touching the same salt shakers, and volunteers working in close proximity to boil and butter the corn. 

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There are still mysteries in the world. Reid Gunderson has witnessed one time and time again. It happens whether he releases his racing pigeons 20 miles away, 100 miles away or even 500 miles away from their coop. 

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Mora High School’s fall sports parent/student athlete meeting has been postponed from Aug. 3 to Monday, Aug. 10. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Welia is offering free sports physicals from 4:00-7:30 p.m on Tuesday, Aug. 11. You mus…

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Nelson Grass Farm is this year’s Kanabec County Farm Family of the Year. The farm is located in Arthur Township east of Ogilvie. In 2020 they are raising 500 laying hens, 2,000 broilers and 30 pigs on pasture. Each animal group is moved regularly on pasture. They also have two livestock guar…

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Coborn’s, Inc. will now require shoppers to wear masks in all their grocery and liquor stores. The announcement was made Friday, July 17, and went into effect Monday, July 20.