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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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Martineau John Martineau and Mallory Mitchell of Big Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Anne, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Brooklyn has two brothers, Parker and Conner, and a sister, Kailey. Grandparents are Rick and Karen Martineau [...]

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Hayes Michael “Mike” George Hayes, 47, of Big Lake, formerly of Elk River, died Sunday, May 27, 2012. He was born April 19, 1965, to George and Audrey (Lindstrom) Hayes. He attended Elk River High School and graduated in 1983. He attended the University of Minnesota – Crookston, graduating with an associates degree in 1986. [...]

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