December

A boy, Elias Jude, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and 21 1/2 inches long, was born Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Sanford in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Andrew and Amanda Blank, Beaver Creek. Grandparents are Doug and Ellen Olson and Mike and Jane Blank. Great-grandparents are Louise Stegemann and...
10 years ago (2006) •With the city of Sioux Falls bonding to repay its share of Lewis and Clark Water System, the project has been a topic of local conservation. Troy Larson, director of Lewis and Clark, visited with the Luverne City Council members Tuesday to update them on the system. The city of...
•Complainant requested a deputy to check out a vehicle that is on a gravel road just north of the Eagles Club. Vehicle is making a lot of noise and revving his engine. Sounds like he is tearing up the lot. Deputy arrested subject for DUI and took him to jail. •Complainant reported he lost his...
Guest editorial by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Criminals are constantly using new types of technology in order to steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. It is important that consumers are aware of these methods so that they can better protect their money and credit....
After a long fall of mild weather, last week’s cold snap seemed particularly brutal. Nearly 8 inches of snow blanketed the county and then perfect polar vortex formed over the Upper Midwest to deliver several days of North Pole-type air. Temperatures plummeted to 20 below zero and wind chills...
A Magnolia family had a close call at their home on 201 State Street after a fire started in the wall between the house and garage Saturday, Dec. 10. According to Magnolia Fire Chief Scott Dohlmann, the Magnolia Fire Department was called to the home of Steve and Tina Auch for a report of a chimney...
Since becoming an empty nester, I’ve noticed changes in how the household operates without children at home. No one tells Mom milk is needed. The shoes piled in the entryway belong to one adult (not me) and the family dog is starved for attention. Bree is a 10-year-old chocolate Labrador we’ve had...
I think the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree, so it looks like Santa made an early visit to the Peterson house. Mary and I, like most grandparents, are looking forward to having a house full of grandkids over the holidays. As we anticipate the upcoming weekend, I find myself remembering how...
Todd Michael Christenson, 55, Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Hills, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Burial was Thursday, Dec. 15, at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida. Funeral arrangements were through Palm Beach National Chapel, Lake Worth, www.palmbeachnationalchapel.com
Alice Hansen (left) erupts in laughter as Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Rodger and Dianne Ossenfort) deliver a bag of Christmas goodies Saturday afternoon during Hardwick’s Santa Claus Day. The couple later spent an hour posing for photographs with children at the Legion Hall.
  By Mavis Fodness Picture perfect described Saturday’s Santa Claus Day in Hardwick. Snow was falling outside the Hardwick Legion Hall as about 75 parents and children chose to escape the cold air nipping at their noses. Inside they made holiday ornaments and savored sugar cookies while they waited...

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