Link to Life seeks help

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Independence, health and safety at home are important priorities for people of all ages. Whether you are a family member worried about a loved one who is alone at home or are concerned about being alone at home, St. Cloud Hospital Link to Life, formerly known as Lifeline, can provide peace of mind and comfort that help is instantly available.

Nominate your family physician for state award

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The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians wants you to tell us why your family physician should be named 2013 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year. This award is presented annually to a doctor who specializes in family medicine. This doctor should represent the highest ideals of the specialty. Dr. Andrew Burgdorf of Buffalo, Minn., was honored in 2012. Nominations will

TCHS teams with Marcus for discounted movie tickets

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Marcus Theaters is offering discounted movie tickets, gift cards and gift certificates with no expiration date now through Feb. 1; proceeds benefit animals at the Tri-County Humane Society. For every two tickets purchased, receive a complimentary snack voucher. For more information, call 320-252-0896 or stop by the Tri-County Human Society at 735 8th St. NE, St. Cloud.  

Dec. 21 Sartell blotter

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If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the Sartell Police Department at 251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.   Dec.  5 12:20 am. Suspicious vehicle. Le Sauk Drive. A

Farmers, ag businesses, entrepreneurs targeted for new grant program

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Minnesota agricultural producers can now apply for grants to implement value-added projects to their operations. A total of $700,000 in funding was made available through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program, established by the legislature to advance Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable-energy industries. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will distribute the funds through its AGRI Value Added Grant Program which

Mayor Perske to ring for homeless today

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Kettle totals will be matched by anonymous donor Joe Perske is among five local mayors who, with the help of their communities, will vie for the title “2012 Top Bell Ringing Mayor” during the Salvation Army’s third annual Mayors’ Bell Ringing Challenge today, Dec. 21. Perske, who is defending his 2011 crown, will ring from 4-8 p.m. at the Walmart

Use salt sparingly to help keep Minnesota waters on low-salt diet

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For years doctors have told people to stick to a low-salt diet. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, our waters should follow the same advice. When snow and ice start to accumulate on Minnesota roads, parking lots and sidewalks, one of the more common reactions is to apply salt, which contains chloride, a water pollutant. When snow and ice