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By U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and John Hoeven   Whether it is sending a text, reading an email, or changing stations on the radio, it only takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy. In fact, research shows if a driver takes their eyes off the road for just 5 seconds at 55 mph [...]

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After concussions, memory loss, football player becomes advocate for safety By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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Filing for election begins Tuesday, July 29 and ends Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates that have filed may withdraw up until Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 [...]

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Wizard of Oz JULY 18 — The 4 Community Theatre presents the Wizard of Oz on July 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Orono High School (795 Crystal Bay Rd., Long Lake), and at 2 p.m. on July 20 and 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 952-449-8302 or through www.4communitytheatre.org. [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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Jeffrey Hage Times Editor   Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm confines [...]

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