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Stevens County Times
County to sell tax-forfeited properties in Chokio
Minnesota local governments spent $8.7 million on lobbying
County sets public hearing on possible financing for highway department facility
Gillespie new Miss Morris Area; Payne new Miss Midwest
Man shot by a Becker County deputy in Frazee
Emotions run high as Minnesota's Lehman bids farewell to British Open
Volleyball: Peterson to coach Tigers this fall
Smith's homer fuels Mets' rout of Twins
Baseball: Morris shuts out Wheaton in finale
Baseball: Morris Legion takes No. 1 seed in West Central West playoffs
Donna Virginia (Hanson) Haugland
Letter to the editor: Are we becoming a nation of sheep?
Editor's column: A small town scene in Minnesota
Letter to the editor: Mow the grass
Letter to the editor: Living in dangerous times
Letter to the editor: Take small steps on climate change
Jaeliana JoAnn Kirwin
Lucella Kate Thooft
Agriculture department wants to help farm kids with stress
WCROC Features from the Farm: Addressing climate resiliency
Hancock farmer earns a top spot in national yield contest
MnDOT encourages farmers to join standing corn rows program while planning spring planting
Prices, yields can impact a fair rent
July 16, 2019
Editor's column: A small town scene in Minnesota
I was in a downtown in a small Minnesota town not too long ago in front of a bakery when I looked down the street in the opposite direction. An Amish man was helping an elderly non-Amish man walk away from a Mexican restaurant. Across the street from those two men, an East African...
July 16, 2019 - 11:30am
June 11, 2019
Editor's column: Hancock graduate headed back to Kansas
Now that she's graduated from Hancock High School, Grace Ogren plans to return to one of her homes. Ogren will attend Wichita State University...
June 11, 2019 - 9:50am
February 26, 2019
Editor's column: Tubas are made for melodics sounds
Tubas can do more than oompah. Mike Odello can guarantee that because he's been playing tuba for about 35 years, ever since he gave it a try...
February 26, 2019 - 8:59am
December 25, 2018
Editor's column: A traveling Christmas decoration
This is a traveling Christmas decoration. Michael Romberger's 2002 Ford pickup is decorated for the holidays. "I like that it makes people smile...
December 25, 2018 - 7:30am
December 20, 2018
Editor's column: Celebrating Christmas vinyl
Each December I try to give myself a big dose of Christmas vinyl. I don't have a turntable anymore. My husband gave that up during one of our moves but that's fodder for a different column. So, while we don't have a turntable on which to place those beloved vinyl Christmas records,...
December 20, 2018 - 3:01pm
November 27, 2018
Editor's column: I failed at the lutefisk test
By now most of us have finished our Thanksgiving meal and are looking forward to the next holiday open house or festive meal offered by some nonprofit or church or relative or friend. Some, as I was reminded at the Nov. 14 Scandinavian meal at First Lutheran Church in Morris, are...
November 27, 2018 - 3:18pm
October 25, 2018
Editor's column: I've been waiting for Halloween
I have been waiting 40 years for a sequel, if you will, to one of my all-time favorite movies.
October 25, 2018 - 2:13pm
September 26, 2018
Gage Schmidgall, 13, of Hancock went to the Minnesota State Fair to watch his brother Parker perform in the talent show on the Family Fair Stage, but Gage also got his own type of stage time on Thursday, Aug. 23. Schmidgall was selected to help with the weather news on the 5 p.m....
September 26, 2018 - 2:40pm
August 14, 2018
Editor's column: Mock trial teaches about more than justice system
I was happy to hear parent and Stevens County Attorney Aaron Jordan is advocating for a mock trial team at Morris Area High School. I think every high school should at least consider a mock trial team. My son was on a mock trial team for at least three years in high school. He didn't...
August 14, 2018 - 12:43pm
July 27, 2018
Editor's column: Foodie Fun Run deserves another run
Watching a bunch of kids search for bags of candy and a possible medallion worth $50 reminded me that festival fun isn't always very complicated....
July 27, 2018 - 1:24pm
May 24, 2018
Editor's column: Thinking of my mom on Memorial Day
I tend to think of my mom as Memorial Day approaches. While my mom was dedicated when it came to placing flowers or wreaths on the graves of her loved ones, she used Memorial Day as a way to remind her five kids that moms appreciated flowers while they were living. "Don't put flowers...
May 24, 2018 - 10:23am
April 27, 2018
Dog and boy bond thanks to trainer's kindness
Danette Jensen lives in Goodridge, Minn., about 70 miles from the Canadian border. She and her husband run DJ's K9 Country, a boarding facility...
April 27, 2018 - 8:00am
April 22, 2018
Editor's column: About those barns at the library
I remember our barns as a place where you could sometimes see mice and those oh, so elusive farm cats. But barns are also a kind of historical reference point. The landscape of Stevens County was once dotted by a variety of barns when there were multiple farms within a section of...
April 22, 2018 - 1:57pm
March 30, 2018
Editor's Column: Prairie Ridge helps CEO with bone marrow clinic
The medical system in which Danielle Lesmeister works is reaching out to help their new chief executive officer. Lesmeister has been the CEO of Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services since January. "She's been a blessing for our organization," said Missy Amundson of Prairie Ridge....
March 30, 2018 - 7:01pm
March 14, 2018
Editor's column: Keeping up with the men
Several year sgo the Susan B. Anthony $1 coin was being discussed and someone asked "Why does it have to be a $1 coin?" I answered "Because they can't make a 73 cent coin." The U.S. Government established the coin and circulated it from 1979 to 1981. It was circulated again in 1999....
March 14, 2018 - 5:30pm