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Benson, Minn., bakery celebrates 80 years

For 80 years the Johannessen family has made no secret of the Benson Bakery’s most important recipe. Its recipe for business success is on always on display in the very front of its downtown store. Bakery treats as appealing to the eyes as they are to the palate fill the front counters and shelves, where employees who treat the bakery as if it were their own stand ready to help.

West Central Tribune, 10/10/2012

For the Dakota, now is a time for revitalization

UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY — Harry Running Walker’s great-grandfather was among the chiefs who signed the 1851 treaty that ceded most of the Dakota land in Minnesota to the U.S. government for about 12 cents an acre.

West Central Tribune, 10/08/2012

Inside Scoop blog: Let’s Go Fishing answering a bigger need than anyone imagined

Let’s Go Fishing founder Joe Holm could not have put a bigger exclamation point on the summer fishing season than he did on Tuesday, when he led his seven-year-old grandson Sean Willms out on the water. Sean boated two large smallmouth bass, measuring 20 inches and 19.5 inches, along with two walleyes., 10/05/2012

$1.2 million in federal funds to Dawson, Minn., for industrial park project

DAWSON — Dawson’s role as an agricultural processing center in western Minnesota got a big boost Thursday, when city, state and federal officials joined to celebrate a $1.2 million federal grant that will be used to expand its industrial park.

West Central Tribune, 10/05/2012

Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.

The ninth annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl will celebrate its opening night on Friday with two performances of a special outdoor “walking theater” play highlighting the 11,000-year history of the Minnesota River in 45 minutes through the voices of local actors and musicians.

West Central Tribune, 10/04/2012

2012 arts crawl celebrates love of place, creativity along Minnesota River in western Minnesota

The ninth annual Meander Arts Crawl event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The award-winning Meander is a free self-guided tour of artist studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley.

West Central Tribune, 10/04/2012

House 17B candidates like-minded on issues in rural Minn.

WILLMAR — It’s a three-way race for the State House of Representatives District 17B seat representing nearly all of Kandiyohi County, but the candidates were often of one voice when it came to issues important to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

West Central Tribune, 10/04/2012

Wrobleski is sentenced to 3-plus years in prison for crime spree

OLIVIA — A plea agreement reached Tuesday in Renville County spares Matthew Wrobleski the longer prison sentence the prosecution originally sought, but it tacks on up to 15 years of probation during which he could be sent back to prison for any infractions.

West Central Tribune, 10/03/2012

Feeding the Habit venture offers a sweet, colorful recipe for mixing art and business

GROVE CITY — Nearly as fast as her husband can collect honey from the bees he tends on conservation lands in Meeker County, Stacey Neuhaus pours it into a swirling mix of color and fragrance.

Associated Press, 10/02/2012

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