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Lowell Albert Hansen

Posted July 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Service for Lowell Albert Hansen was held at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lamberton, MN Monday, July 18, 2016. Interment was at the Lamberton Cemetery. On line condolences may be left for the family at

Lowell, 86, of Lamberton died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Lowell was born August 26, 1929, in Lamberton Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Andie and Lydia (Dallmann) Hansen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Lowell attended school in Wanda and Lamberton and graduated from Lamberton High School. Following graduation, he worked at various jobs and Swift & Co. in South St. Paul. Lowell was united in marriage

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    Heavy rains hit area Saturday night

    About four to five inches of rain fell in the area causing local flooding of roads with some minor washouts on some roads. Rushing water had piled up deadfall near the Plum Creek Ranch rodeo grounds.

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    Ma Ingalls, Karen Grassle highlighted weekend

    By Carolyn VanLoh

    Sentinel Tribune

    WALNUT GROVE — Television's Little House on the Prairie Ma Ingalls, Karen Grassle, kept busy during her visit to Walnut Grove on Saturday. Fans young and old stood in line for autographs at the museum from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and again from 2 – 3:30 p.m. The star commented as she signed her name on an old “Little House” boxed board game, “There are so many things I've never seen before!”

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    Inwood teen dies in auto/semi collision

    Logan Kruse, 16, of Inwood, the son of Jeff and Nicole Kruse, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car/semi collision Friday, July 15, on Highway 182 north of Inwood.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Kruse was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix north on Highway 182, one-half mile north of 220th Street, Friday afternoon when he drove onto the east shoulder then crossed the centerline

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    Semis at the center of fundraiser

    Commercial Chaos for a Cure is coming to Rock Rapids for the first time Saturday, July 23, giving a twist to the classic poker run event to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer: the event will feature semi-trucks.

    “It’s different; it’s unique,” said Ronda Arends, who was instrumental in bringing the event to Lyon County. “You always hear of poker runs with motorcycles or snowmobiles

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    Master plan for Blood Run keeps heritage in mind

    Officials involved with developing a plan for state-owned land around the Blood Run National Historic Landmark read their official proclamation for the Blood Run Cultural Landscape before presenting plan details to the public during an event at Grand Falls Casino Friday, July 15.

    Prior to unveiling their plan in the afternoon, officials and community members

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    New faces in old places

    Weather was exceptional and turnout was high for Granite Threshermen’s Association 32nd annual Threshing Bee, an event subtitled “Back to the Basics.” The event was held Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 16 in the village of Granite, and even 32 years ago, it was a history lesson.

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    Kathie Marie Christians

    Memorial services for Kathie Marie Christians were held Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Westbrook, MN. Burial was in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

    Kathie, 60, Westbrook, MN died Friday, July 1, 2016 at the lake in Park Rapids after an extended battle with antisynthetase syndrome.

    Kathie was born February 25, 1956 in

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    Council approves sale of tax forfeited property

    •Council approved opt out ordinance for Temporary Dwelling law

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Westbrook — The City of Westbrook received notification from the county, that a property, known as the Elkhorn Inn, will be up for Tax Forfeited Property sale. The city council was asked to approve the parcel for public auction. The owner of the property has waived the 60 day waiting period.

    The property will be offered for

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    On stage with Charlotte Stewart and William Anderson

    •Stewart and Anderson talked about their relationship with the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder on stage at the Family Festival Saturday afternoon

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Walnut Grove — Charlotte Stewart, who played Miss Beadle in the TV series of Little House, and William Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder author, collaborated about their experiences related to Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    Anderson spoke of his

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