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UPDATED: Ogema man found alive

Featured photo: A sample of the make and model of Mulari’s vehicle. Mulari was found north of Greenbush on Monday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office thanks all who helped locate 82-year-old James Mulari. According to a release, Mulari was found several miles north of Greenbush sometime Monday afternoon. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office at last…

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Blackduck Community Library Board wins Touchstone Energy award

Featured photo: Accepting the local 2021 Touchstone Energy Community Award for Blackduck Community Library Board are, from left, Laraine Roach, Kelly Hanks, Cameron Koenen, Paula Erickson and Miriam Osborn-Dougherty. The Blackduck Community Library Board is the most recent winner of Beltrami Electric’s Touchstone Energy Community Award. According to a release, the award recognizes organizations for…

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Properly dispose of Christmas greenery to avoid invasive specie infestations

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is reminding Minnesotans to properly dispose of their Christmas trees and other holiday greenery to avoid the spread of invasive species. According to a release, a pest of concern includes the elongate hemlock scale, a small insect from the East Coast where many decorative Fraser firs are grown. This insect…

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DNR reporting varying ice thickness across state and is urging caution

Some parts of Minnesota have already seen anglers venturing out onto the lakes, but with the widely varied weather this month which has included rain, snow, and swinging temperatures, ice conditions are a bit unpredictable this year. “The week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically the kickoff of the ‘wheelhouse season,’ and we anticipate…

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Minnesota’s unemployment numbers continue to improve

Minnesota’s unemployment numbers continue to improve as job growth in the state outpaces the nation. According to an update from Minnesota DEED, the unemployment rate is no 3.3 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from October. The labor force participation rate declined slightly as more than 2,500 Minnesotans left the labor force. Average hourly…

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