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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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By John Holler Contributing Writer   One of Minnesota’s greatest resources is its 10,000 lakes. For outdoor enthusiasts, whether they be on lakes to swim, ski or fish, Minnesota is renowned for not only its abundance of lakes, but the quality of the water in the lakes. However, that pristine quality of Minnesota water is [...]

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Request follows traffic death The St. Michael City Council said traffic counts do not currently meet state warrants for a signalized intersection at Hwy. 241 and O’Day Avenue. Resident Paul Overman was present to discuss the dangers of that intersection in light of his relative who died recently in a car crash there. Overman requested [...]

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There is one last weekend to catch SOAR Regional Arts’ “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!” This Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging mix of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock, this Old [...]

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