MDA announces $1 million in farmer livestock grants

Area farmers among recipients

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Sarah Koopmann, third from left, was among 63 students selected to perform in the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers’ Association Middle Level Honors Orchestra at the Minnesota Music Educator Association’s convention Feb. 11-13. Students from grades seven through nine were selected by auditions in the fall from 35 schools across the state to perform at the convention.067p1.jpg
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Kindergarten students at Motley Elementary School had a chance to invite their dads (and a few grandpas and uncles) to their classroom Feb. 10, for the annual ‘Donuts with Dad’ event, organized by Kindergarten teachers Debbie Ferdon and Alina Robinson. Mrs.065p1.jpg
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Ray and Carol Hoffman live off of Lake Alexander in Cushing, near The Castaway Bar and Grill. They enjoyed participating in the annual Winter Golf Tournament on Lake Alex Feb. 13. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) 061p1.jpg
Golfers from all over Minnesota participated in a Winter Golf Tournament last weekend on Lake Alexander, competing for prizes; and enjoying the seasonably warm weather and free chili, complements of The Castaway Bar and Grill. The annual event is sponsored by the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
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Members of the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club (a few disguised as fun characters) hosted the annual Winter Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander Feb. 13. Pictured above are Lions members and some golf participants. Front row, from left, Jan Renko, Barb Dvorak and Peggy Bounds. Back row, from left, Leslie Anderson, Linda Card, Rob Anderson and Dick Belling. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
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Curtis Sanow, a member of Widseth, Smith and Nolting
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Accelerated Readers of the second quarter at Staples Motley High School were: front row, from left, Claire Ulman,9th grade,176 pts.; Coleton Tietz,10th grade,122 pts.; Tabetha Trantina,10th grade,103.1pts.; Tessa Swecker,9th grade 133.6 pts.; back row, from left, Chelsea Carlson,12th grade,129.2 pts.; Amber Myrum,12th grade,114.2 pts.; Ryle Jordan,11th grade,139.1pts.; James Deegan, 11th grade,108024p1.jpg
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