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Isn’t this SWELL? Scandia Woods Environmental Learning Lab is now a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

For over 30 years, the Scandia Woods Environmental Learning Lab (SWELL) has been providing environmental and historical learning. SWELL, a 20 acre site located northeast of Morris, is home to several distinct biomes and dozens of different plant and animal life. Throughout its history, SWELL has partnered with the Stevens County Historical Society and the

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62 years of marriage and still “sweet” on each other

Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, bouquets of flowers, and sentimental cards are on the minds of many as Valentine’s Day approaches. It has a way of bringing out the romantic side of people, and thinking about the relationships in people’s lives.  How to start a new relationship, how to tell that special someone about the way

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Giving the monarchs a place to rest: Watch party held for local gardener featured on episode of Prairie Yard & Garden

Local gardening enthusiast Vicky Dosdall was recently featured on an episode of Prairie Yard & Garden, a Pioneer PBS program.  The episode centered around the monarch waystation that Dosdall has established on her property. The monarch waystation is a place for the monarch butterflies to stop and rest during their migration. Dosdall describes it in

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Miss Minnesota Angelina Amerigo competing in Miss America this week

Miss Minnesota, Angelina Amerigo, is competing at the Miss America pageant this week, which began on Saturday, Jan. 6, and will be running through Sunday, Jan. 14.  Amerigo was crowned Miss Minnesota on June 23, and was previously a local title holder as Miss West Central through the Miss Morris Area Scholarship Program.  Amerigo’s initiative

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Sky high Northern Lights activity gives locals opportunities to view Aurora Borealis close to home

Over the past year, members of our communities, people across the state, and even people living across the nation, as well as other continents, have had more opportunities than typical to view the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. The views can be visible through a camera lens, and in some instances are

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2023 Stuff the Bus project helps bring toys, clothing and personal items to local families

Morris Area High School Students, along with the help of the St. Mary’s 6th grade class worked together to gather and organize items donated to the toy drive and clothing tree donations that were sponsored by the Morris Area Women of Today last week. The goal of the drive is to provide gifts for children

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Stevens County Food Shelf provides resources in and around the community

In recent years, food costs have increased at an alarming rate. According to the US Department of Agriculture, prices for food at home rose 11.4% in 2022, and that was on top of the 3.5% increases seen in 2020 and 2021. 2022’s increase was the largest annual increase in food prices since the 1980s. Inflation

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