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Sommer Erickson, a sixth grade student from Monticello was the Minnesota Vikings Kick-Off Kid at Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, Jan. 14. Sommer retrieved the kick off tee from the field after the Vikings kicked off to the Saints to start the NFC playoff game eventually won by…

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Raven Clemens, age 9, and Dylan Craig, age 7  are the winners of the 2017 Monticello Times  and Great River Life Christmas coloring contest. Each received two passes to the Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America.

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Bel Dimaze, Lily Tiemann, Kiera McGorry and Annika Kasten, students at Swan River Charter School, hold up a sign at the Monticello Community Center welcoming home the Monticello-based 257th Military Police Company on Wednesday, Dec. 20 upon the company's return home after a year in Cuba afte…

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A total of 84 volunteers showed up to Riverside Church earlier this month to help pack and distribute Thanksgiving meals to those in need. More than two thirds of the volunteers were students. The event was held in partnership with the church and Monticello Help Center. The food was distribu…

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A good time for all was reported from the celebration of Trinity Lutheran Church’s 70th anniversary celebration this past weekend. Saturday saw a good turnout for a waffle breakfast and silent auction. Following Sunday’s worship service, members enjoyed viewing the 75-foot time line created …

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Schools across the Monticello School District held programs Friday morning to celebrate Veterans Day. At the middle school, students packed the arena to listen to guest speaker Captain Julian Plamann. Plamann, a military intelligence project officer, delivered a moving speech, thanking past …

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Families turned out from around the area for Color Me Fall Day at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park on the last Saturday in October. Attendees enjoyed several forms of entertainment, including wagon rides, exploring the park, a cake walk, and a variety of other fall activities. (Photos by…

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The Monticello Senior Center celebrated its 50th anniversary with three marquee events last week, including an open house on Wednesday. The open house featured numerous speakers, including Jim Dickrell, Senator Bruce Anderson, Mayor Brian Stumpf, Senior Center Diector Pam Loidolt, and more. …

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Three children playing in snow

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Three children playing in snow

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The sixth-annual Party For a Purpose, a Monticello fundraiser benefiting local families battling cancer, drew hundreds of people to the Monticello VFW Saturday afternoon for a 5K run/walk, dinner, silent auction, and concert from Outside Recess.