If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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    My wife, Marlene, and I weren’t on a mission trip when we visited Guatemala June 18-26, though we brought two suitcases with items Marlene packed for an elementary school. It is in the town of San Pedro La Laguna, where our daughter, Bailey, has been enrolled in a Spanish immersion school this summer, [...]

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With over 15 hours of toe-tapping bluegrass music, the Milaca RecFest Bluegrass Festival is celebrating another year of down home pickin’ on July 25-27.  It’s bluegrass “recreation” for the entire family!  Come enjoy the concerts, workshops, jam sessions, children’s art tent, the art market, instrument vendors, great food, and much more! RecFest is held at [...]

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The summer has flown by and it’s about time for us to end our Paws to Read Summer reading program at the library.  But there’s one last thing to do!  We’re going to celebrate with the program, Funky Possum Dance Party.  Funky Possum Dance Party is a high-energy, fun, and interactive show for children and [...]

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Carolyn Jacobson was recently named chief human resources officer for Fairview Health Services. Jacobson is responsible for all aspects of human resources, including talent recruitment and performance management, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, training and development and human resources administration. Jacobson has been serving in the role on an interim basis since July [...]

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The following individuals in the Princeton and Zimmerman area have been booked into the Sherburne County Jail for the alleged offenses:   Heather Anderson, 50, of Princeton, for DWI. Ty Jeffery Madsen, 32, of Zimmerman, for domestic assault. Bryan Lee Santwire, 49, of Zimmerman, for driving after cancellation, inimical to public safety. Arthur Anthony Volna, [...]

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The Princeton Police Department received the following reports July 7-14, 2014. The listed times are when the reports were made and not necessarily when incidents occurred. This report was compiled by Joel Stottrup.   Monday, July 7 1:44 p.m. Disturbance – possible domestic. Male gone upon arrival. 2:45 p.m. Two-vehicle, no-injury collision at Highway 95 [...]

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