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Kenneth native Carissa (Nieuwboer) Carroll, Shoreview, was recently recognized with a group of young leaders across the state who were named 2016 Outstanding Young Minnesotans. JCI Minnesota (formerly Minnesota Jaycees) each year acknowledges the accomplishments of young adults who have contributed...
Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. 
 This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota...
Standing beside Lake Itasca, where the Mississippi River begins its 2,350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off a “Year of Water Action” in Minnesota. He urged businesses, the agricultural industry, outdoor enthusiasts, communities and families to take action to conserve...
James Thode
James Eldon “Jim” Thode, 59, Pipestone, died Monday, Aug 15, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at First Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. James Thode was born to Feb. 8, 1957, to...
Arvid Erickson
Arvid A. Erickson, 97, Granite Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Granite Falls Manor. A funeral and burial were Friday, Aug. 19, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Granite Falls. Arvid Erickson was born July 2, 1919, to Axel and Annabelle (Underhill) Erickson near Paynesville. He grew up in...
Robert Miller
Robert D. “Bob” Miller, 73, Luverne, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.  A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW  will be at...
Edwin Allen Smith, 70, Allen, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at McKinney Medical Center. Edwin Smith was born March 31, 1946, to Marvin and Nellie (Boeve) Smith. He married Peggy Winter on Sept. 4, 1971, in Adrian. He worked as a professional civil engineer in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas....
About the same number of small game hunters took to the field in 2015 compared to the year before. By species, the number of pheasant hunters was up slightly, with duck hunters stable and grouse hunters down slightly, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual small game...
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr lead a group of bicyclists on the Blue Mound Trail in August of 2015 for a pedal tour that highlighted the importance of trails and outdoor recreation.
The Luverne Loop received a prestigious designation this week as a “regionally significant” trail for 2016. In a statement released Monday, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission announced the Luverne project made the list of 14 parks and trails to achieve regional designation...
Jennie Bosch, 92, Hills, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 13, at Valley Springs Reformed Church in Valley Springs, South Dakota. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery, Valley Springs. Funeral arrangements were through...

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