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Isle Girl Scouts held a bridging ceremony on Monday, Nov. 9, recognizing three girls moving up to the next level in Girl Scouts. Pictured are Bridget Nolan, Hallie Hughley, and Brianna Heise. Bridget and Briana bridged from Cadette to Senior and Hallie bridged from Daisy to Brownie. Read more

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One reader brought in this photo and wanted to challenge other readers to see who could guess the names of these serviceman. For any of you wondering, the names of the individuals pictured are, from left to right, Darrel Brostrom, Jerry Johnson, John Nickolay, Sonny Johnson, and Glenn Hermal. Read more

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The Isle Food Shelf is open the first Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and is located in downtown Isle next to the City Hall. Pictured are food shelf workers, front: Bob Peterson, Jim Maciazka, Barb Stone, Pat Kroll; back: Debbie Weeda and Laura Frostad. Read more

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The elections are over; Democrats, Republicans and Independents will be happy or unhappy, as the case may be, in the various areas of our country. But now that the turmoil of the elections is over, the big tasks are still ahead. All of the problems and the issues raised in the election proce… Read more

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Dawn (Archer/Liljenquist) Kellen, who grew up in Lakeside Township east of Malmo and graduated from Isle High School, is one of the 43% of Minnesota adults over 65 who volunteer. Minnesota is second in the nation in volunteerism, after Utah. So far this year, Kellen has created 175 one-of-a-… Read more

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U.S. Navy veteran Todd Stowell comes from a strong military lineage as his father served in the U.S. Air Force and his three uncles served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Two younger brothers followed Stowell into the Navy and served in the first Gulf War. His eldest son served in the 82… Read more

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E ach November, the Mille Lacs Messenger chooses to honor area veterans around Veterans Day by sharing their stories of the time spent in the Armed Forces. This year, staff member, Bob Statz was selected to offer a few of his experiences and views on his nearly one-year stint in a war zone. … Read more

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One reader brought in this photo and wanted to challenge other readers to see who could guess the names of these serviceman. Email news.messenger@apgecm.com with your answers. Read more

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Children in costumes paraded the streets of Isle, Wahkon and Onamia on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. as part of the Halloween festivities hosted by some area businesses. Read more

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As far as Sara Reiling is concerned, “Every penny of work was worth it.” She was referring to diving for seven years and achieving a spot on the United States Dicing Team for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Reiling, 21, is the granddaughter of John and Joan Lewis, of Malmo. Read more

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Pictured left to right: Kendra Kraabel, Pastor Jess, Ronald Hoffman, Judy Waytashek, Velma Jones, Lea Ranum, Pam Olson, Emily Funk, and Lisa DeMars. Read more

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TJ’s Liquor in Malmo was alive with excitement on Saturday, Oct. 10, when they hosted a craft fair, bean bag tournament and a live musical performance by Fender Bender. Jarrett Thompson, of Brainerd, and Suzy Parks, of Shakopee, were cornhole competitors Read more

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Running parallel to Hwy. 169, the storefronts that line Madison Street in Garrison greet most visitors passing through Garrison. Svoboda’s Spotlite Cafe is one recognizable face of the town sitting among these buildings. Though Nick Bratland is a newcomer to the Mille Lacs community, he’s st… Read more

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I have had occasion recently to examine the circumstances under which Minnesota’s constitution came into being and have been intrigued by the story. You may remember that I appointed a Governor’s Advisory Committee on Constitutional Revision not long ago. Made up of some 30 outstanding men a… Read more

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“Kumusta, pasok po kayo!” reads the sign inside the entrance at Angie’s Farm Market Cafe. As chef Angie Simons will explain, this is a tagalog greeting, “Hello and welcome.” And it is just one way Angie is bringing her Filipino heritage to the restaurant. She and her husband Randy purchased … Read more

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National Grandparents Day fell on Sunday, Sept. 13 this year. One of our contributers, Mary Wasche, sent in this photo of her and her grandchildren along with some facts about the day. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. T… Read more

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Timmy, 10, is very curious, inquisitive and creative. He loves to build things with building toys and everyday objects. He also likes to play sports and loves to be active and keep busy. Timmy has a very good sense of humor and loves to tell jokes. He can be quiet around new people, but once… Read more