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Fire Leaves Melrose Turkey Barn A Total Loss

The Melrose Fire Department was called to a turkey barn fire early yesterday (Wednesday) morning when a passerby noticed a burning structure.

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Melrose Dairy Farm Named ‘Minnesota Producer of the Year’

Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Blue Diamond Dairy in Melrose Minnesota’s 2012 Producer of the Year at the Midwest Dairy Expo in Saint Cloud on Tuesday. Each year Minnesota Milk recognizes one outstanding dairy operation as the Producer of the Year for having a proven commitment to the dairy industry, managing its farm for future generations, and for being active in their local community.

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Smock Coming Home to Melrose Before Olympics [AUDIO]

Melrose native Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock is still getting used to the idea that she's an Olympian. Smock is going to be in Melrose this weekend for their city celebration.

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Melrose Area Chamber of Commerce via Facebook
Melrose Area Chamber of Commerce via Facebook
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Melrose Riverfest Begins Tonight

Melrose Riverfest kicks off with a full lineup of events tonight in Sauk River Park.

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Melrose Lands Warrior Boats Plant

Melrose has lured a boat manufacturing plant to the central Minnesota town with an incentives agreement. The city will make a tax-increment financing plan and a 10-year revolving loan available to Warrior Boats LLC.

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Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Cookoff
Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Cookoff
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Melrose Brain Cancer Fundraiser Promises Family Fun

Spend the whole day in Melrose tomorrow (Saturday), and help support brain cancer research. The annual "Kickoff to Summer Car Show and Cookoff" runs from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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3 Arrested In Melrose With Alleged Meth, Guns, Banned Substance

The Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force and the Stearns/Benton SERT Team used a search warrant at 43rd Street Southeast in Melrose. The three people arrested were 45-year-old Ross Rittgers and 45-year-old Janell Rittgers of Melrose, and 31-year-old Leslie Umpleby of St. Paul.

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Albany Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash

A man was air lifted to St. Cloud Hospital after crashing his motorcycle. 26 year old Joshua Achman of Albany was driving on County Road 39 in Millwood Township when he lost control of his bike and went into the ditch at about 2:45 p.m. yesterday.

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Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum:  James Gallagher along with his wife Mary and their daughter Katherine in the Melrose parade in his honor
Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum: James Gallagher along with his wife Mary and their daughter Katherine in the Melrose parade in his honor
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 2nd, 1949

On this date, a Melrose man became the first pilot to fly nonstop around planet Earth. And with his crew aboard the bomber Lucky Lady II, James Gallagher flew off into the history books.

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Explosion Destroys Building On Villard Pig Farm

A storage shed exploded in western Stearns County last (Tuesday) evening. Officials were called to the Paul Fiedler Pig Farms near Villard in Ashley Township just after 5:30 p.m.

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