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After recently discovering that an unmarked grave at the cemetery belonged to a Civil War veteran, and believing other Civil War veterans are likely buried nearby, the two local VFW Posts and their Auxiliaries raised money to pay for a new Civil War monument at the cemetery.
COVID put a stop to much of the gathering that these ladies have been a part of for decades. They were thrilled to come together as a group with nearly 60 strong.
The Detroit Lakes-based Olive Branch Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, which had members from Perham and the surrounding lakes areas, will be consolidating with the Moorhead Chapter on April 25, meaning the lakes area chapter will be no more.
Gaby Wegscheid was born in Quito, Ecuador, and has found home in Wadena.

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Murray, who's in retirement now, has spent his life raising, riding, training and racing horses throughout Minnesota — including at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, where he fostered a winning streak and became the horse racing track's first registered trainer, in 1986. His trick to taming the animals has always been a simple one: kindness.
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DeVaughn Smith walked away from a life of gang violence to pursue his dream of competing in martial arts tournaments, all while being blind in both eyes.
No, he's not giving it up yet.
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If Daniella Zubarieva cannot return home at the end of the school year, she has plans to apply for political asylum and then work on getting her family to safety.
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Martha Castanon was handpicked as an advocate for farm workers recognized by the Labor Hall of Fame in 2012 and was recently appointed to a second term on the governor’s Minnesota Council of Latino Affairs.
The Trapp family of five has an average height of 6 feet, 8 inches.

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“We’re preserving lessons learned from our families, preserving culture, preserving our history and we’re putting it on this very intimate display."
A typical combine ride spurred Emma Kratcha's agricultural based research.
She grew up in southeastern Minnesota before serving in the Navy in Washington, D.C. during World War II, working at a medical office and raising five children in Wadena. Today, Alvida continues her legacy of giving back to the community at 100 years old.

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