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Inclement weather proceeded throughout much of the day, with an expected 6 to 10 inches of snowfall from the storm being expected by the time the storm started tapering off in Kandiyohi County on Friday evening.
Pete's Surplus is a pop and son operated sporting goods store that continues to enjoy strong patronage in the face of competition from big destination stores. Friendly service, its location in an area with lots of outdoor opportunities, and a wide variety of camping, fishing and hunting gear along with military surplus, groceries, boots and more make it a favorite stop with many.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Monday visited the Barn Theatre to showcase the Save Our Stages Act, which provided funding for arts and entertainment venues across the state. The Barn Theatre, New London Little Theatre and the Spicer Cinema all received funding.
As soon as people 12 and older were eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, Kaden Toutges got his shots. His brother and parents had done the same before him. He joined more than half of the eligible people in Kandiyohi County who have been vaccinated.

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State parks are enjoying a repeat of last year's surge in numbers. Activities, programming and visitors are back and on the upswing at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center as well. The heat wave has made a dip in the water the No. 1 attraction at parks in the region.
It's a tradition for many anglers to head north for the fishing opener, but last year's COVID-19 pandemic led many to stay close to home. There's good reason to stick with that strategy this year as well, as lakes in southern Minnesota offers lots of good fishing.
Norma Monson doesn't have many photographs of her mother. But one of her favorites was taken in 1954 and shows her mom reading the February issue of a magazine called Woman's Home Companion. A timely set of coincidences recently brought a copy of that magazine into Monson's home — and heart.
A thunderstorm system rolled across west-central Minnesota Friday night resulting in several tornadoes east of Spicer and others across the region.
SPICER, Minn. — An 83-year-old man was reported missing Tuesday afternoon, June 16, after last being seen riding his bicycle near Spicer, was found alive Wednesday.
A 59-year-old Redwood Falls woman died when the van she was driving collided with a semi Wednesday afternoon on Renville County Road 1 south of Danube.

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SPICER, Minn. — With one hand holding a heavy stoneware plate, Joel Piepenburg uses the other hand to scoop up chunks of white, boiled lutefisk.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff are finding fewer walleye in their nets in the waters of Kandiyohi County's premier walleye lake. The waters of Green Lake are warming and becoming more transparent, a trend sure to continue now that zebra mussels have taken hold in it. The changes are detrimental to walleye, and have led the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to propose reducing the walleye bag limit from six to three, with one over 20 inches.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — About 300 bicyclists will be on central Minnesota highways this week for the annual Bicycling Around Minnesota event.

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