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Smoke free Minnesota one year later-progress is being made!
10/03/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Smoking has dropped 17 percent in Minnesota adults between 1999 and 2007 according to a survey conducted by ClearWay Minnesota, explained Kerri Gordon, public relations manager at ClearWay, at the Sept. 16 Houston County Board meeting.... View

 
Primary election is Tuesday, cast your vote
09/02/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- County Commissioner Tom Bjerke, 46, of Spring Grove has served on the Houston County Board of Commissioners since January of 2005, representing the Fifth District, which includes the cities of Spring Grove and Eitzen and the townships of Spring Grove, Wilmington, Black Hammer, Winnebago, Jefferson ... View

 
Council decides to keep Corner Store open
08/07/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Spring Grove City Council held a public hearing on July 29 concerning the municipal liquor store losses, as required by state statute.... View

 
Sixteen-year-olds given the keys to donate blood
07/10/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Turning 16 is a milestone for any teenager. Sweet 16 parties, driver's licenses, keys to the car, and as of July 1, 2008, 16-year-olds in Minnesota have the opportunity to donate blood with the American Red Cross with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form dated no sooner than July 1.View

 
Highway 76 detour begins Monday
07/10/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- A construction project on Highway 76, from the Iowa border to the south junction of Highway 44, will begin Monday, July 14, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.... View

 
County still waiting for federal disaster declaration
06/26/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- "FEMA's preliminary damage assessment for the county and township infrastructure is $7,053,000," emergency manager Kurt Kuhlers told the Houston County Board at its regular meeting on June 17.... View

 
DOT and CJC projects at dead end for now, future expansion uncertain
06/17/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- At its meeting on June 3, the Houston County Board of Commissioners decided to let their purchase agreement lapse on the 22.5 acres of land in the city limits of Caledonia, south of the Caledonia High School near West Main Street and Gjere Avenue.... View

 
County pursues lawsuit against city of Caledonia over CJC
06/17/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Caledonia Argus reports that the city of Caledonia was served with a summons and complaint last week by Houston County.... View

 
Flooding grips area again;county declares state of emergency for second time in a year
06/10/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- For the second time in a year, Houston County commissioners had to hold an emergency meeting to declare part of the county a disaster area.... View

 
Students enter TV commercial contest on safe teen driving
04/24/2008

Spring Grove Herald / STPNS
Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- What is the leading cause of death for Minnesota teenagers? It is traffic crashes as stated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. These crashes are often caused by inattentive driving and unsafe driving activities, such as texting, eating, speeding, talking on the phone, etc.... View

 
Indoor archery facility draws area bow hunters
03/25/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Archery, one of the oldest sports still practiced today, is perhaps one of the most challenging and rewarding sports around. While archery is a fun sport, it is also physically demanding, increasing one's strength but also focus, flexibility and attention skills.... View

Local artist enjoys painting techniques of the early masters  
Local artist enjoys painting techniques of the early masters
02/12/2008

Spring Grove Herald / STPNS
Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Painting is one of the oldest and most important arts. Since prehistoric times, artists have arranged paint on surfaces in ways that express their ideas about people and the world.... View

 
Fitness Center wants you to be the 'Biggest Loser' in town
01/30/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Losing isn?t always thought of as a positive thing, but starting in February it will be very popular at the Spring Grove Fitness Center. ... View

Home-stitched quilts made to honor wounded war veterans  
Home-stitched quilts made to honor wounded war veterans
01/22/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Quilts provide warmth, comfort and a feeling of home. With these benefits in mind, Quilts of Valor (QOV) are being distributed to injured service members. ... View

Spring Grove man is 'stuck' on hobby of collecting postage stamps for the last 60 years  
Spring Grove man is 'stuck' on hobby of collecting postage stamps for the last 60 years
01/15/2008

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- For Ron Dix, collecting stamps has been a fun and learning experience for a good share of his life. ... View

 
County out of money, borrows to make payroll
12/18/2007

Spring Grove Herald / STPNS
Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Ever heard the saying "The check's in the mail?" Well, Houston County has been waiting since September to receive reimbursement from FEMA and the State of Minnesota for the over $5 million it has spent in road repairs resulting from the August flooding. They have yet to receive a check.... View

Over 40 residents and business owners attend city's Truth in Taxation hearing  
Over 40 residents and business owners attend city's Truth in Taxation hearing
12/12/2007

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- Over 40 city residents and small-business owners attended the city of Spring Grove's Truth In Taxation hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 4.... View

Alumnus returns to raise organic beef; invites all farmers to conference on sustainable ag  
Alumnus returns to raise organic beef; invites all farmers to conference on sustainable ag
12/05/2007

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- "People are interested in where food comes from and local foods that are raised humanely and healthy," stated Christian Myrah, who has become immersed in environmentally sound organic farming practices. ... View

 
Quilters? ?I Spy? project extends love and compassion to area children
11/28/2007

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Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- A warm, colorful quilt can provide comfort to a sick or hurting child. Adding a learning book gives the child the opportunity to read, have fun and learn. ... View

 
Has smoke-free legislation affected local businesses bottom line?
11/13/2007

Spring Grove Herald / STPNS
Spring Grove, Minnesota (STPNS)- On May 16, 2007, Gov. Pawlenty signed the Freedom to Breathe (FTB) act into law. The law is "to protect employees and the public from the health hazards of secondhand smoke."... View