ATWATER — Gentle country music tunes from the Terry Nelson Band were joined by the puttering of vintage motors chugging along as folks meandered through a wealth of exhibits on display during the annual Atwater Threshing Days festivities in the early afternoon Saturday.
The popular community event, held Saturday and Sunday at the Atwater Threshing Days show grounds just east of Atwater, was filled with people from the surrounding region who gathered for a parade, threshing demonstrations, corn shelling, kids activities and much more.
The annual two-day event serves as a historical representation of agricultural and farming practices in the mid-20th century.
Eighteen miles northwest of Bemidji, in the backwoods of Buzzle Township, is Pinewood — once an operative logging camp filled with lumberjacks and early settlers. Throughout its history, this once lively community has become a place of unsolved mysteries, two bank robberies, a bizarre train derailment and multiple wildfires.
Granite Falls author Patricia Lubeck's latest book is titled “Asylum Scandals: Abuse, Torture, Corruption and Murder in Minnesota's State Hospitals.” The book looks at the history of state hospitals, the abuses suffered by patients and the legacy of insane asylums.
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The Toys for Tots campaign in Kandiyohi, McLeod and western Stearns counties is marking its 10th anniversary this year, while the national program, run by the Marine Corps Reserve, is marking 75 years of providing holiday cheer for children. In the region, it is shaping up to be a big year with coordinator Steve Gralish hoping to provide four to five toys per child.
While discussing a new position for the Willmar Parks and Recreation Department, other councilors and city staff were noticeably uncomfortable with Willmar City Councilor Rick Fagerlie's line of questioning and criticism of the department's director, Rob Baumgarn.