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The Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is now taking pre-orders for tree seedlings scheduled for pick-up on May 3-5. There are a wide variety of tree and shrub seedlings available with a minimum order of 25 per species. For the landowner who may want a smaller number of trees, there is also a wild berry packet available containing 10 trees and shrubs.
Thursday, Feb. 14 Happy Valentine's Day! Free Family Planning Mobile Clinic: at Menahga. To make an appointment, call 218-346-3612 or 877-275-6123. Park Rapids Library Board: 9:30 a.m. at the library. Open to the public. Park Rapids Area Library: Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Faithfully Fit Forever/Bone Builders: 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church. Y Weight? Support Group: 4:30 p.m. St. Joseph's lower level conference rooms B and C. TOPS 414: 6-6:20 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Riverside United Methodist Church (use the northwest entrance).
Wednesday, Feb. 13 Calvary Lutheran Church will host joint services with Hubbard and Riverside United Methodist Churches at noon and 7 p.m. today (Ash Wednesday) at Calvary, 112 South Park Avenue. The theme is "O Sacred Head Now Wounded." Pastor Stephen Norby will share the sermon. The imposition of ashes will be at both services and the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 7 p.m. The Lenten series at Calvary Lutheran Church is "I believe in Jesus Christ our Lord." Each week participants will explore one phrase of the Second Article of the Apostle's Creed.
The Zellner brothers nearly retraced the Coen brothers' famed filmmaking footsteps in south Washington County. A movie crew led by Austin, Texas, filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner spent several days recently filming in local communities for an independent film whose plot plays off a scene from the 1996 Joel and Ethan Coen hit movie "Fargo." Filming for the modest-budget indie film "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" quietly brought a roughly 30-person crew to a number of local areas in recent weeks: Afton Alps ski resort; a farm field in Cottage Grove; Bailey School Forest Park and the Boyd Mote
The body of a 58-year-old missing woman from Fertile, Minn., was found Saturday a half-mile from her home, Polk County officials said Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office received a report Saturday that Regina Larson had not been heard from since Wednesday, a release from the sheriff's office said. After a brief search, Larson's body was found in a ditch close to a grove of trees a ½-mile from her rural Fertile home, officials said. Foul play is not suspected, officials said, and the case remains under investigation. The Minnesota State Patrol and Polk County EMS assisted on the scene.
FARGO -- A stabbing reported by a naked man who called 911 from an alley in north Fargo early Friday was a case of a ménage a trois gone wrong, police allege in court records. Ashley Hunter, 33, was charged Monday in Cass County District Court with a single count of aggravated assault after police say he stabbed Orlando DeWitt, a friend of his who was visiting him at his home, court records state. According to police reports filed with the charges: Hunter invited three women over to his home, and then the group, including DeWitt, went drinking at Windbreak Bar. After they returned home, Hu
FARGO - A Crosby man was arrested at Sanford Health's birth unit Friday after police say he swore and yelled at the mother of his child and a case worker, then asked for help getting his gun. Court documents state Branton Tyler Jones, 27, was in a birth unit room with his child's mother and the newborn when he began arguing with and yelling at the child's mother, then punching himself in the face, drawing blood. Employees at Sanford asked him to leave.
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Monday he is introducing a constitutional amendment that would overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case that removed most limits on corporate spending in elections. The amendment states that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as people and that political expenditures are not the same thing as free speech.
Crookston police said today they arrested a man last week after he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in November and last week threatening her about telling police about it. Jason Cortez, 22, is in jail awaiting his next court appearance Feb. 19 on charges based on the allegations. On Feb. 3, police were called to Villa St. Vincent, a Catholic nursing home.