Putting a lid on it…for a buck

April 20, 2017

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RTR Elementary students posed for a picture last week on Caps on for Cancer Day. Students and staff in the three RTR school buildings helped raise nearly $350 for Relay For Life of Lincoln County.

LBLIA restocks local lake with variety of fish

April 20, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
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On Tuesday, April 11, Lake Benton Lake was restocked with game fish. Approximately 800 pounds, which is around 8,000 to 10,000 spawning adults, were dumped in the lake. The fish species included bluegills, black crappies, and yellow perch. The fish were raised and released by Bosek Fisheries out of Garfield. Since about 2007, the Lake Benton Lake Improvement Association, currently chaired by Sam Hedge, has hired the fishery to restock the lake. Bosek Fisheries has been here seven out of the last eight years.
According to Bosek, keeping the game fish count high will reduce the counts of rough fish in the lake…

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State representative visits Tyler

April 20, 2017

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Rep. Joe Schomacker (left) talked with Hope DAC Director Cathy Nelson and Jim Nichols on a visit to Tyler last week.

By Mark Wilmes
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State Representative Joe Schomacker paid a visit to Hope DAC in Tyler last week. The DAC provides community-based day services for people with developmental disabilities, providing day training and habilitation services to individuals.
Schomacker toured the facility to see some of the work that is done by the clients.
Executive Director Cathy Nelson told the representative that the DAC provides crucial individualized care for their clients.

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Sportsman Show returns

April 20, 2017

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The Lake Benton Fire Department Sportsman Show returns to the Tyler Golf Club April 22.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Fire Department will present their third annual Buffalo Ridge Sportsman Show on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tyler Golf Course. A full slate of events will fill the day, headed by Walleye Tour Pro Guide Gary Stewart, who will speak from 2 to 3 p.m.
Fireman Troy Tommeraasen said the event has been a great success.

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Bonding with the bunny

April 20, 2017

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Dozens of children gathered at the swimming pool park in Tyler on Saturday get a glimpse of the Easter Bunny, collect some Easter eggs and take home some candy. The event is scheduled annually by the Tyler Kiwanis Club.

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Ruthton baseball field receives funds

April 20, 2017

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The Ruthton Baseball Club recently received $5,000 from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund’s Fields for Kids program to agri-lime and dugout upgrades. The field dedication took place before Thursday’s RTR/ MACCRAY baseball game. Pictured from left are Jake Fischer, Cameron Jorgensen, Athletic Director Daniel Bettin, School Board Chair Jeff Hansen, Ruthton Baseball Club President Brian Baartman, Head Coach Josh Fredrikson, Jared Baartman and Hunter Vanlerberge.

RTR students share speeches

April 20, 2017

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RTR High School students shared their work at the speech banquet on Tuesday evening. Above: Stephanie Kuhlman (left) and Lauren Johnson.

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Opera House spring show opens

April 20, 2017

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From left: Kayla Lindberg of Marshall, Sue Nelson of Tracy and Betty Andries of Marshall will star in “Secrets of a Soccer Mom” opening April 21 at the Lake Benton Opera House.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Lake Benton Opera House will open its spring play, “Secrets of a Soccer Mom” on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show is a comedy in two acts, writ­ten by Kathleen Clark and is set on the sidelines of a soccer match between a group of pre-teen boys and their moms.
The play centers on the three of those moms’ lives outside of the soc­cer game—Nancy, played by Sue Nelson of Tracy; Lynn, played by Betty Andries of Marshall; and Alison, played by Kayla Lindberg of Marshall.

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RTR Middle School students receive FBI-SOS national award

April 13, 2017

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Mckinley Schreurs accepts the National Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Online Surfing Award for February 2017 on behalf of the RTR Middle School SOS team from Agent Kyle Loven of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI.

By Mark Wilmes
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Students involved in the new Safe Online Surfing (SOS) program at RTR Middle School were the recipients of the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge award for the month of February. The SOS program is web-based and promotes cyber citizenship by teaching students in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond appropriately to online dangers. The website is managed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Middle school administrator Darren Baartman introduced FBI Agent Kyle Loven, the Chief Division Counsel and Community Outreach Supervisor for the Minneapolis Division of the FBI. Loven spoke to the students about the program and presented awards to the SOS team members. Loven said the award was won against competition from throughout the nation.

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Long-time Russell resident featured in PBS production

April 13, 2017

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Long-time Russell resident Aino Lavoie will be featured on Pioneer Public Television’s “Postcards” on April 13.

By Mark Wilmes
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Former Russell resident Aino Lavoie will be among the featured interviews on the next Pioneer Public Television episode of “Postcards.” The show visits the chilling holocaust boxcar exhibit in Granite Falls.
The Holocaust Boxcar Exhibit was dedicated in 2016 and has become a major attraction at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum.

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