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Much Obliged-Feb. 2

■ Snow plows

and star shows

A big thank you to the people who drive the snow plows. Giving up nights, weekends and holidays is much appreciated. I’ve heard there are one or two folks who have complained about the snow removal from our streets and highways. I remind them that this is Minnesota. It’s winter. 

And thank you to the folks who drive the tow trucks and garbage trucks. I’m so glad I get to work inside.

I really enjoyed the star show at the planetarium at Forestview last month. A few years ago there were some laser and music shows at the planetarium. We are lucky to have a planetarium in our area and I hope there will be more shows soon. 

Dan Hegstad


■ Carol Kruger benefit

Thanks to all that helped and/or donated to the Carol Kruger benefit (widow of Duane Kruger). Special thanks to the family and friends who donated items and/or baked for the bake sale and to the VFW for hosting and catering the event.

Thanks to Chad, owner of the Corner Store and Wild Rice Depot, Hoskins Auto, Lakes Area Express, Party World, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Poncho and Lefty’s, Perkins, Boulder Tap House, Pain Ink, Country Candles, Pizza Hut, Pillager Subway, The Shante, The Huntin Shack, KC’s, Discount Tire, Rafferty’s, Arrow Wood Lodge, Comfort Suites, Totally Kidz, Auto Value, Ernies in Staples and retired professional boxer Tony Bonsante.

The family of Carol Kruger

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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