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The ladies at Clothing Etc. promote ... Little Free Library

Happy Thanksgiving

Protect & serve

Potential remains the key word

Promoting patriotism, honoring military service and serving the community McGregor VFW

Zach wins fish contest

A cozy tradition on Lake Minnewawa

"Every day is a gift"

Smiling down on her

Holiday Spirit
Floodwood, Minn.• December 16, 2014
 

FLOODWOOD, Minn.— The annual holiday tree decorating contest sponsored by the Floodwood Business Community Partnership is a great way to spread the holiday spirit. Recently, businesses and families were recognized for their efforts to cheer up the city.

Trees were recognized for best theme, most creative, best lighting and best business theme.

Trees were purchased from Ranae and Joe Walsh, owners of Hill Top Tree Farm.

Best Floodwood Theme

Lions Club – They capitalized on the fact the Lions colors are the same as our Floodwood Polar Bears! Looking good in purple and gold!

SW St. Louis County Fair Association – Button and ribbons and lights, oh my!

Best Business Theme

Lindquist Buildings Clark Holdings – Caution … Construction Zone. Creative and clever.

Floodwood Services and Training – Trash to treasures Christmas tree.

Mat Inc. and Mainline Station – Dead tie. Both trees were beautifully traditionally decorated.

Most Creative

Northview Bank - very creative ...

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Cheryl Strayed, Author
New York Times bestseller, WILD
Recent Features

The ladies at Clothing Etc. promote ... Little Free Library

Happy Thanksgiving

Protect & serve

Potential remains the key word

Promoting patriotism, honoring military service and serving the community McGregor VFW

Zach wins fish contest

A cozy tradition on Lake Minnewawa

"Every day is a gift"

Smiling down on her

Freshwater Jellyfish found in Round Lake

WILD
John Grones • Publisher .• December 9, 2014
 

McGregor High School graduate Cheryl Strayed continues to make headlines. Big things started happening for Cheryl after Oprah Winfrey selected “Wild” as the debut title for her “Oprah Book Club 2.0.”

Now, with Strayed’s help, the book has been made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. The movie opens in theaters Dec. 5.

The book (movie) Wild is a New York Times bestseller about Cheryl’s difficulties four years after her mother (Bobby Lambrecht) passes away. At the age of 26, motherless, divorced, dabbling in heroin, and separated from all family, Strayed made her way to California. There, she hoisted a backpack, and set off to hike 1,100 miles in the wilderness, from the Mojave Desert to a place on the Oregon-Washington border called Bridge of the Gods.

Cheryl Strayed, played by Reese Witherspoon in the movie, makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) – one of the country’s longest and toughest through-trails.

Cheryl’s beloved mother ...

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Little Free Library
Recent Features

Happy Thanksgiving

Protect & serve

Potential remains the key word

Promoting patriotism, honoring military service and serving the community McGregor VFW

Zach wins fish contest

A cozy tradition on Lake Minnewawa

"Every day is a gift"

Smiling down on her

Freshwater Jellyfish found in Round Lake

Seeking a third World Championship

The ladies at Clothing Etc. promote... Little Free Library
John Grones • Publisher .• December 2, 2014
 

FLOODWOOD, Minn.— Floodwood mayor Jeff Kletscher first saw something called the Little Free Library in his hometown (Vesta, Minn.) a while back. It immediately occurred to him this would be a very nice concept for the city of Floodwood.

So did the ladies at Clothing Etc.

With the help of Mayor Kletscher who built the box that is now located in front of the Floodwood Depot Rest Area on Highway 2, the ladies at Clothing Etc. are promoting the “free library.”

Clothing Etc. volunteer Judy Dressely shared that their organization embraced the idea. “I was walking through the neighborhood in Holister, California where my daughter lives and so one of these boxes in someone’s yard,” said Judy. “It was exactly ...

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