Stevens County

Hard work, passion, and some sweat equity lead to opening of Dalen Repair in Morris

At the age of 17, Joe Dalen decided he wanted to be a mechanic. His grandparents lived between Cyrus and Starbuck and always brought their vehicles to Scott Estenson for repair and maintenance work, so that’s where Joe went to get his start. He worked summers through high school and the end of college in

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Music to our ears: Sarlettes Music celebrates seven decades in business

Sarlettes Music in downtown Morris is celebrating 70 years of serving the community musicians and music students.  In 1953, Walt and Florence Sarlette opened the doors of Sarlettes Music in 1953. Originally located on West 6th St. in a building where McGinnis Appliance now stands, the music store was in a two-story building known as

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Morris Area Schools farm-to-school program fills up local students’ plates

What do your kids eat every day at school? No doubt this is a question that many parents and guardians wonder about when deciding if they should pack a lunch for their children’s school day. With the Morris Area School District, you don’t have to wonder. The Morris Area Schools take part in a farm-to-school

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The Little Fire Truck is getting people “fired up” about fire prevention and safety while honoring fallen heroes

Built by a fireman in Houston, Missouri who wanted to get kids interested in becoming firefighters, The Little Fire Truck is a Cushman golf cart that has been custom-built to look like an actual fire truck.  In July of 2022, Jeff was searching for a pumper truck for the Benson Fire Department. While searching, he

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The Stevens County Fair has been entertaining people for 150 years

The Stevens County Fair is a yearly celebration of agriculture, entertainment, crafts, food and community. It is traditionally held on the second weekend in August at the fairgrounds located on the southwestern part of town. There is something for everyone at the fair and that doesn’t happen without the hard work and dedication of many

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Stevens County studying how to deal with marijuana legalization

Communities around Minnesota are still figuring out how they will deal with the recent legalization of recreational marijuana as they wait for more direction on the rules and regulations that will govern sales. Under the new law, recreational marijuana is legal as of Tuesday, Aug. 1, to possess, use and grow at home. Possession of

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