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More than $100,000 raised for Boesl families, joint funeral service set

A joint funeral service will be held for the three Boesl family members who died in a farm accident last week in Millerville. A father, 47-year-old Curt Boesl and his 11-year-old son, Alex were working in the top of the silo when they were overcome by fumes. Curt’s brother, 49-year-old Steve Boesl came to the farm to help, but breathed …

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Fargo issues no travel advisory

A winter storm sweeping across North Dakota has prompted officials to shut down much of the interstates. The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol have closed Interstate 29 from South Dakota to the Canadian border. Interstate 94 also is closed from Bismarck to Fargo due to heavy snow and high winds. A no travel advisory is …

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Millerville 11-year-old hospitalized in farming accident dies

11-year-old Alex Boesl was injured in a farming accident near Millerville just days before Christmas. He and his father, Curt were working on their silo when they breathed in fumes. Curt’s brother, Steve was called to the farm to help save them. Curt and Steve both passed away, and Alex was rushed to hospital to fight for his life. Alex’s …

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Baby Jesus figure returned to St. Cloud Nativity after 1 year

A baby Jesus figure has been returned to a Nativity scene in St. Cloud a year after it was stolen. The executive director of the Stearns History Museum says a staffer at U.S. Bank noticed someone out by the manager around noon Thursday. When the staffer got to the Nativity scene, that person was gone, and the baby Jesus figure …

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New donation goal for Millerville families impacted by farming accident

A new donation goal has been set up on GoFundMe for the two Boesl families impacted by a farming accident. A father, 47-year-old Curt Boesl and his 11-year-old son, Alex were working in the top of the silo when they were overcome by fumes. Another one of Curt’s sons was outside the silo and called 911, then his uncle, 49-year-old …

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Todd County officials remind ice is never 100% safe

After an accident, Todd County officials are reminding the community that ice is never totally safe. In a Facebook post they say; “On Saturday December 14th the Sheriff’s Office responded to a UTV through the ice on Little Swan lake near Swanville (Pillsbury). The operator was not injured. Please use caution on area lakes, the ice conditions are not consistent …

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Petition asking Target to stop using plastic bags

A frequent Target customer is asking the Minneapolis-based retail giant to stop using plastic bags. Protest organizer Theresa Carter and other Target shoppers plan to deliver pages with more than 455,000 signatures to the corporation’s headquarters on Thursday, which is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The petition calls for Target to commit to eliminating plastic …

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Millerville brothers die, 11-year-old hospitalized in farming accident

Just days before Christmas, a 11-year-old is fighting for his life and two Millerville brothers lost their lives to a tragic farming accident. On Saturday, December 21st the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call of two people down and unresponsive in a silo near Millerville. A short time later, the dispatchers were told another was unresponsive in the …

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Fisher-Price Is Selling a Toy Charcuterie Board That’s Perfect for Food-Snob Toddlers

Because kids love playing “picky eater,” Fisher-Price is selling a toy charcuterie board for toddlers this holiday season. TODAY reports that the 15-piece “Snacks for Two” set comes with fabric salami and brie cheese, plastic pull-apart grapes and individual crackers, faux marble plates, cloth napkins, and a wood-accented cutting board. Perhaps not surprisingly, the $19.99 set has gone viral on Twitter. “Apparently, Fisher …

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On The Naughty List: Alexandria Police warn about package thieves

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the Alexandria Police want you to rush home to your packages… or at least be aware that they could disappear. They posted this on Facebook: “As we are quickly approaching the holiday season, packages are being delivered to many of your doors. Please be aware that unattended packages are sometimes stolen …

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