Opinion & Columns

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For Minnesotans, Christmas comes when the days are among the darkest and coldest of the year. If we take the time to step back from the modern-day holiday’s commercialism, from the rush to buy gifts to the office parties to the extra baking, card writing, children’s pageants, etc., we may fi…

Obituaries

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Celestine “Cel” J. Seifermann, age 88 of Melrose, died Sunday, January 13, 2019 at CentraCare Pine Villa Nursing Care Center in Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19th at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Father Ken Thielman officiating.…

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Jerry Graff of Swanvill 79 passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Former farmer from Long Prairie, Enjoyed calf roping, team roping and fishing. Survived by his wife Ruth, son Steve, step-daughter Crystal House.

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Judy Gettel, age 63 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the University of MN hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Judy Rose Gettel was born on August 5, 1955 in rural Todd County, MN to parents, Virgil and Delores (Roering) Gettel. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School …

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FRUIT SALAD SUPREME 1 c. mandarin oranges1 tall can pineapple chunks1 (#2) can fruit cocktail1 pkg. vanilla pudding (not instant)20 large size marshmallows1 can heavy creamDrain fruit well. Reserve juice, measure 1 1/2 cup juice, combine with pudding and cook until thick and smooth. While ho…

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OLD FASHIONED BUTTER COOKIES 1 c. butter, softened1 egg1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. vanilla1 c. sugar2 1/2 c. flour2 Tbsp. orange juiceIn a 3-quart mixer bowl,cream butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking powder, orange juice and vanilla until smooth and well combin…

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APPLE STREUSEL MUFFINS1 1/2 c. sifted flour1/2 c. sugar2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 c. shortening1 egg, slightly beaten1/2 c. milk1 c. shredded, unpared tart apples1/2 tsp. ground cinnamonSift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into mixing bowl. Cut in shorte…

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VENISON HAMBURGERS2 lbs. venison (ground)1 med. onion chopped fine1/2 c. bread or cracker crumbs1/4 tsp. pepper2 tsp. salt1/2 lb. ground pork1/2 c. cream or milk3 eggsDash of paprikaPeat meat in bowl, add chopped onions, beaten eggs, crumbs and seasonings. Mix well and form into patties. Fry…