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13-year-old Evan Peloquin's collection of character dispensers ranges from Papa Smurf to Darth Vader, even though he admits "I dislike the flavors" of the candy.
One of Blaze Himle's favorite things was lit-up semitrucks. More than 50 semis lined up Saturday to lead the procession for Blaze.
Rochester firefighters told Greg Dison it was a good thing he was roused and called when he did because the gas leak could have been fatal.
Kyle Colby, a Detroit Lakes native who has been making music most of his adult life, will be featured Feb. 2 on the Prairie Public Television show that puts a spotlight on regional artists.

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Perham's Silvermoon Lounge and Steakhouse officially has new owners as of Jan. 1. They took some time to introduce themselves to the community.
Wanda Patsche, new Farm Camp director, has farmed with her husband near I-90 in southern Minnesota since the 1970s and shares her passion for farming on her blog.
Longtime Wadena residents Robert and Ruth Fisher will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this Friday. They were married in a Menahga church parsonage on Dec. 30, 1947.
Kynze Lundeen of Duluth was selected twice to craft Christmas cheer for the president's home, under both the Biden and Trump administrations.
The rental near U.S. Highway 61 shares fictional moments in Winona’s history: a giant squid in East Lake Winona, Bigfoot’s enjoyment of Bloedow Bakery, robots defeating aliens at a Sugarloaf Intergalactic Gas Station and a secret NASA base at Video Vision.
Season 1 of the docuseries "Rural By Choice" starring Perham-raised Cory Hepola aired in 2021 with great success. Now, the series is returning with a second season.

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In 1991, the station had four signs, and “I’ve collected everything else,” said Ernie Johnson while looking around the garage filled with old items. People enjoy milling through the station for a look at Whalan history, classic cars, old pumps, car signs and hand crank items.
“It makes me feel so good. I just get out there and I feel a whole lot younger," said Phyllis Lokker, a resident at The Waters on Mayowood, about her bubble blowing tradition.
Peter Schjeldahl was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. He found his voice in poetry and turned it to the visual arts, becoming a noted art critic. He also returned home and supported the installation of a controversial statue.

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