Stevens County

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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One Stevens County body of water proposed for 2024 impaired waters list

Every two years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is required by the federal Clean Water Act to assess all waters of the state and create a list of impaired waters.  The MPCA proposed its 2024 list of impaired waters early last month. Stevens County may only add one body of water, Lake Charlotte, located

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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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Freedom isn’t Free: World War II veteran visits with Representative Paul Anderson

At nearly 106 years old, David Jergenson has quite the life story to tell. A native of Cyrus, Jergenson served in World War II and now shares his stories with those who are willing to listen. Jergenson has told his story to Pioneer PBS, given speeches to school assemblies, and most recently visited with Representative

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Pick yourself up at this year’s 10th Annual Fall into Health

Fall into Health has been connecting the community to local resources for 10 years now. You are invited Thursday, November 9 from 5-7 pm at the Morris Area Elementary School to participate in all this event has to offer. The FREE annual event sponsored by Stevens Community Medical Center will once again feature lab testing,

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Always on the cusp of pop culture: John’s Total Entertainment celebrates 30 years

In 1993, a store called John’s Sportcards and Comics opened in a small building in what is now the Willie’s Supervalu parking lot. The owner of the store, John Amundson, was interested in sportcards and memorabilia, and says that comics kind of came with the territory. During this time, a new game called Magic the

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Erickson celebrates five years with Stevens County Historical Society and Museum

The Stevens County Historical Society and Museum gained a new executive director five years ago when Cam Erickson joined the team on Oct. 1, 2018.  Originally from Verndale, Erickson lived in southern Minnesota for at least 25 years before relocating to Morris when she married Deron Erickson. Erickson has a background of teaching, and owning

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Times reporter at Donnelly council meeting receives abusive treatment

Managing Editor’s note: Prior to the publication of this story, we reached out to the Donnelly City Council for comment; none was received. By Reed Anfinson with notes of the meeting provided by Katie Erdman At the Oct. 7 meeting of the Donnelly City Council, Stevens County Times reporter Katie Erdman requested that someone present

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