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ELMER TOMKERESTES, 22 HOLDINGFORD DECEMBER 1, 1919 - DECEMBER 7, 1941 Fireman First Class, Elmer Tom Kerestes, U.S. Navy, age 22, of Holdingford, Minnesota, was killed in action aboard the USS Oklahoma, a U.S. Navy ship, on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked. After 76 years,...
Megan Carry has been awarded a scholarship to The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Carry, of Browerville, was awarded the Benedictine Scholarship and the Alumni Referral Scholarship. Carry is the daughter of Michael and Julie Carry. Carry has been accepted for enrollment at St. Scholastica...
Bertha resident and Azusa Pacific University student Trista Harig made the academic Deans’ List at APU. A Psychology Major, Harig is honored for a spring semester 2017 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Harig is joined by 1,953 other students receiving the same honor.  
The following students have been named to the Bemidji State University Spring 2017 Dean’s List: Paige Callahan, Trevor Johnson and Haley Piotrowski of Browerville; Annie Browen and Andrew Wensmann of Burtrum; Harley Walker of Grey Eagle; Kierra Chavez-Ramirez, Tommy Geisenhof, Dani Leagjeld, Amber...
The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean’s lists) for the past spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced: Mitchell Waldvogel of Grey Eagle; and Emily Mettler of Long Prairie.  To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least...
Lexi Larson and Tracy Perish of Long Prairie were part of the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremonies held on May 13, 2017 at the University of North Dakota.  
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National Joint Powers Alliance Education Solutions recognizes the profound impact of educators and celebrated the work of several area educators from Region 5 schools at its recent fourth annual Educators of Excellence Awards Banquet at Grand View Lodge. Nominated by their respective schools for...
The following students have graduated from St. Cloud State University in spring semester 2017: Benjamin Dreher of Browerville; Tayler Reller and Torri Reller of Burtrum; Amber Toenyan of Grey Eagle; Ben Burzlaff-Meye and  Kari Gritz of Long Prairie.  
Art Linkletter, Steve Harvey, and Ellen DeGeneres have caught our attention over the years via TV show segments that highlight the words and talents of kids.  Art Linkletter was right…   Kids really do “say the darndest things”! The Central MN Foster Grandparent Program gives adults, ages 55 and up...
Aaron & Lindsay Frieler of Grey Eagle are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hudson John Frieler, born May 18, 2017 at Douglas County Hospital. Hudson weighed nine pounds, six ounces, and was 21 inches in length. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Ava and big brother, Easton....

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