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Editor’s note: The following interview took place in Portland Prairie in January of 2011, shortly before the passing of Mildred Thies. We reprint it here in memory of her and her husband, Elmer, who passed away recently at the age of 104. His obituary can be found on page 5.

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Head girls basketball coach Scott Sorenson picked up his 300th win in the victory over Roseau on Thursday night during the state tournament. He is joined in celebrating the milestone by his wife Kris, his daughter Amber and his son Kyle. Congratulations Scott on this coaching milestone.

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The fourteenth annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day will be held Tuesday, March 26th at the Steele County Community Center, 1380 S. Elm Avenue in Owatonna. This program aims to provide current, transitioning, and future organic crop producers with additional tools and knowledge to hel…

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Back in my working days, I really enjoyed my commitments as a full-time editor and manager. However, I also inherited the role of part-time office mom. I will confess that was not my favorite. I hated being the nagging voice about office etiquette, but sometimes it had to be done.

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Head girls basketball coach Scott Sorenson picked up his 300th win in the victory over Roseau on Thursday night during the state tournament. He is joined in celebrating the milestone by his wife Kris, his daughter Amber and his son Kyle. Congratulations Scott on this coaching milestone.