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Woman dead after three-vehicle accident  updated 4:36pm

BUFFALO, Minn. -- A three-vehicle crash in central Minnesota killed an Aitkin woman Wednesday evening.

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Sellner appointed to one vacant council seat 04/17/14

Gregg Sellner will fill one of the two vacant Nisswa City Council seats.

A three-member council appointed Sellner on Wednesday, April 16, and he was sworn in right after that council...

Christmas For Kids fundraiser planned April 24 at Wendy's 04/15/14

Christmas For Kids fundraiser set April 24 at Wendy’s in Nisswa

A fundraiser for Christmas For Kids will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Wendy’s in Nisswa.


Students injured when truck, school bus collide 04/17/14

RENVILLE, Minn. –– Seven people, including five teens, were injured Wednesday when a truck collided with a school bus on an icy road near Renville in west-central Minnesota.

None of the...

Man accused of Tasing, trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend 04/17/14

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week...

Backus American Legion Auxiliary hosts Kids Easter Party 04/15/14

More than 100 children and accompanying adults attended the Backus American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Kids Easter Party on Saturday, April 12, where they played a variety of games, participated in...

Backus Legion to host customer appreciation party April 26 04/15/14

With the return of residents from the south under way, the Backus American Legion will hold its 11th annual Welcome Back Snowbirds, Frozen Survivor and Customer Appreciation Party from 4-8 p.m....


Tigers place 3rd at softball tournament

After a rough start in their first game against the Park Rapids Panthers, which they lost 10-2, the Pine River-Backus Tigers came back to defeat Nevis 17-11 and the Sebeka Trojans 4-0 to take ...

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Leap of faith forever changed a family and their new hometown

More than 40 years ago, Tony Maucieri saw a "For Sale" ad in the Chicago Tribune that would forever change his life and the small town where the ad would take him.

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Vogt's Notes: Celebrating a marriage milestone

Fifty years. A half century.
That's a long time.
Can you imagine being married for that many years?
I certainly can, and I believe many of you readers can as well. Perhaps many of you have already celebrated your golden anniversaries.

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