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The Spectrum-Big Lake boys soccer team notched their first victory  2-1 over Maranatha Christian/West Lutheran on Saturday. The Sting (1-3) got goals from Caleb Rieck and Franco Romero and a strong defensive effort from Kalvin Diekman, Eric Ortega, Esteban Teigen and Bryan Pasquel. The Sting will host Rogers on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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Johnson Jeff and Katie Johnson of Big Lake announce the birth of their son, Brennan Jeffrey, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Deb and Tom Kupka of Zimmerman and Debbie and Dan Johnson of Elk River. Great-grandparents are Pat Netland of Crystal [...]

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Haberman Jerome and Trisha Haberman of Big Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Nora Joanne, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Fairivew Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Nora has a sister, Myla, 3. Grandparents are Denise and Al Lauer of Grand Rapids, Tom and Lori McChesney of Zimmerman, Pamela [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Kevin Westholter almost went to school to become an electrical lineman. Organizers of the Minnesota State Fair are thankful he chose meat cutting instead. They awarded him a booth at Minnesota’s Great Get-Together on his first application in 1988, and his business — The Jerky Shoppe — has been there ever [...]

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Lanz-Ortega Judi Lanz-Ortega, 63, formerly of Big Lake MN, passed away at her home in Preston, ID after a 1 1/2 year battle with cancer on Aug 3rd 2012. Preceded in death by her father, Gordie, and mother, Dodi. Survived by husband Sam Ortega, siblings: Dale Lanz of Big Lake, Bev Petersen (Rick) of Zimmerman, [...]

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Simonson Travis Simonson and Andrea Tidrick of Big Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Estella Elizabeth, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Thomas and Marilyn Tidrick of Elk River and Kathleen West of Big Lake.

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has  released the list of 90 applicants vying for some $47 million in grant money bequeathed to the Dayton administration by the Republican Legislature last session in the bonding bill. One of the larger projects — one of a handful included [...]

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Cunningham David and Faith Cunningham of Big Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Mae, Friday, June 29, 2012, at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are James and Tammie Lynch of Elk River and Russel and Wendy Cunningham of Princeton. Great-grandparents [...]

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