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Want to learn more about general land management on the prairie? Curious about the new host for Pioneer Public TV's The Prairie Sportsman? An outdoor enthusiast can find out more about those two topics Sunday at the kickoff event for a The Prairie Sportsman from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre on the campus of the University of Minnesota Morris. Bret Amundson, the show's new host, will facilitate a panel discussion and field questions from guests in a live broadcast from 7 to 8 p.m.. The social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and seating starts at 6:30 p.m.
I'm happy to share information about a very fun and easy statewide campaign called Minnesota Loves Libraries! From now until Feb. 14. The campaign is taking place statewide and will be administered by each library individually. Library users are invited to stop by their local library to fill out a card.The purpose is to gather stories of how Minnesotans use the library and the difference library service, programs and staff make in their lives.
There will be an open house wedding reception for Harlan and Rachel (Dotterer) Koehl Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Faith Fellowship Hall (south of Morris on Hwy 9). Harlan is the son of Arnold and Sharon Koehl of rural Hancock. Rachel is the daughter of Joe and Rose Dotterer of rural Bloomfield, Iowa. The couple is registered at Target and Town & Country Supply. All are welcome.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Weather this week has been cool and damp. Lot of icy spots around meaning one has to be careful where you walk. In St. John's Kongsvinger news: The Kongsvinger annual meeting is on Jan. 29, approximately noon following services, followed by a potluck dinner.
Governor Mark Dayton vowed that he wouldn't compromise on his buffer strip requirement nor would be back down in other efforts to improve Minnesota's water quality. "There is no excuse for not doing what we know we can," Dayton told the audience at the Jan. 27 Water Summit at the University of Minnesota Morris campus. Based on the panelists who spoke later that day, Dayton has help from farmers, local government officials and others.
VanEps is a creature character in the high school's one act play "Metal Sands" which will be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 again for competition Jan. 28.
Donald and Karen Ritter of Morris are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Krystal Heily to Andrew Svendsen, son of Ed and Judy Isackson of Brainerd, Minnesota.
Morris Area Schools teacher Erin Gillespie is one of 132 candidates for the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, a news release said.
Otto Lawrence Nohl was born on January 11, 2017 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to Jamie and Todd Nohl of Hancock.