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Veteran service officer shares what holiday means to her  
Veteran service officer shares what holiday means to her
11/11/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Veterans Day is a day Americans, as well as people of other nations, set aside to honor those who have served in the military. This year, an entire week, Nov. 9 through 15, has been designated as "National Veterans Awareness Week" in the hopes of developing educational programs focused on the contr... View

Find hidden treasures during Iowa art tour  
Find hidden treasures during Iowa art tour
10/14/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- The 11th annual Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour, running Oct. 10 to 12, brings to life an inspiration by Pablo Picasso stating that, "The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spid... View

Simulator provides 'practice' at 911 emergency call  
Simulator provides 'practice' at 911 emergency call
10/02/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Put yourself in this situation: There's been an accident. You need to call emergency personnel to get them to the scene.... View

Peace Corps experience continues to unite volunteers  
Peace Corps experience continues to unite volunteers
09/02/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Just a few short weeks ago, the home of Joanie and Dave Wissing, of Cherry Grove, was the site of a very unique reunion - a Peace Corps reunion.... View

Fillmore County History Center has new bicycle exhibit  
Fillmore County History Center has new bicycle exhibit
08/05/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do, I'm half crazy, all for the love of you...it won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage, but you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two..."... View

Experience magic under the stars at Ye Old Gray Barn  
Experience magic under the stars at Ye Old Gray Barn
07/15/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- The stars in the sky will be twinkling as will the eyes of a young princess as she dances the night away with the prince of her dreams. The Ye Olde Opera House (YOOH) in Spring Grove is proud to present its 30th musical under the stars, "Cinderella."... View

 
Habitat for Humanity set to make impact in Rushford area
06/17/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Rushford area community has spirit and a good work ethic. It's something organizers at Habitat for Humanity in Winona had noticed over the years, as they thought about bringing the group to the Root River valley.... View

Area communities set summer concerts  
Area communities set summer concerts
06/10/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- A sure sign of summer is the sight of people-clad lawn chairs gathered around the gazebo in Viking Memorial Park in Spring Grove, Selvig Park in Harmony and in Caledonia as well as near the Chatfield band stand in the Chatfield City Park. These communities are hosting summer music-in-the-park conce... View

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour full of treasures ready to be discovered  
Bluff Country Studio Art Tour full of treasures ready to be discovered
04/24/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- rt enthusiasts will converge on the Bluff Country area this weekend to travel through the hills and valleys discovering art treasures that can be found within galleries and studios throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.... View

'OrganStravaganza' to showcase Trinity Lutheran pipe organ  
'OrganStravaganza' to showcase Trinity Lutheran pipe organ
03/25/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Hearing a pipe organ played to its full potential is nothing but breathtaking. Having four well-known organists in one building on one afternoon playing some of their favorite selections is an event that shouldn't be missed.... View

 
OrganStravaganza to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church
03/25/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Hearing a pipe organ played to its full potential is nothing but breathtaking. Having four well-known organists in one building on one afternoon playing some of their favorite selections is an event that shouldn?t be missed.... View

Wykoff man uses skills to create gift for granddaughter  
Wykoff man uses skills to create gift for granddaughter
02/12/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Once upon a time, in a land not far, far away, a man fell off the roof of a three-story house. ... View

Artists find great appeal in Cornucopia program  
Artists find great appeal in Cornucopia program
01/15/2008

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Morgan Grayce Willow, current artist in residence at the Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro, is one in an increasingly long line of emerging artists to thank the center for its advancement in their careers.... View

Local bird enthusiasts partner on new book  
Local bird enthusiasts partner on new book
12/18/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Nancy Overcott of Canton has a passion for birds and is constantly watching for them and seeking them out, but even so, there are two or three birds featured in her newest book, "50 Uncommon Birds of the Upper Midwest," that even she has never encountered.... View

Family's love of 'blonds' helps form strong bonds  
Family's love of 'blonds' helps form strong bonds
12/11/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Apenhorst family's hobby extends beyond the buildings of the farm Lynn and Lisa own south of Spring Valley. It reaches both back into the past and forward into the future of this "Apenhorst - Paulsen" family. An interesting aspect of belonging with those who work with draft horses is that a con... View

Larry Wolfs has creative talent with a chain saw and chunk of log  
Larry Wolfs has creative talent with a chain saw and chunk of log
11/26/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Bears, eagles, deer, fish, moose, buffalo, Santa Claus, wizards, Indians, sea captains, wood spirits, cabins and trees, and more?. ... View

Hearts & Hands Alliance making a difference  
Hearts & Hands Alliance making a difference
11/13/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- When the leaders of several organizations come together to form a united force addressing a common goal, tasks are bound to be completed quickly and efficiently. Such a group, the Hearts & Hands Alliance, gathered at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in early September with one purpose in mind: To becom... View

 
Area couple turns found rocks into artful treasures
11/01/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Roger and Elaine Wolfe?s hobby is truly petrifying. ... View

Painting hobby revived by retired Spring Grove citizen  
Painting hobby revived by retired Spring Grove citizen
10/22/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- Creating a cornfield, envisioning a bird?s eye view, giving depth and detail to a scene, are among the challenges Sylvan Hauser has faced and overcome on canvas with his creative mind, oil paints and a paintbrush.  ... View

 
Readers decide ?Best of Bluff Country?
10/08/2007

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Spring Valley, Minnesota (STPNS)- The results are in! Readers in Bluff Country have voiced their opinions for the Bluff Country Reader?s third annual Best of Bluff Country contest. They gave input on everything from favorite foods like pizza, steak and ice cream to favorite places to bike, hike and camp. ... View