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Students helping monarchs in McGregor

Destinies come full circle

Amanda Christiansen is not afraid to become attached

Adult Day Services at FST; not just for those with special needs

Cromwell-Wright pre-engineering class wins Battle of the Bots

Honoring the family resort

10-week health and wellness program offered in McGregor

Dennis Juusola recognized for 33 years on the board at FACU

UnityBodyTherapy massage therapy comes to McGregor

A couple of Alborn friends change careers ... Transform LeGrand into Cast Iron Bar & Grill

PIKE LAKE, Minn.— A couple of close friends and business partners from Alborn, Aaron Pellett and Todd Pulkrabek, recently took on a whole new occupation. They went from manufacturing archery products to operating a restaurant.

Todd and Aaron recently acquired the old LeGrand Supper Club and have been busy remodeling the establishment located near Pike Lake.

The new vision — Cast Iron Bar & Grill.


“We’ve been looking at the place for about four or five years,” explained Todd, “because of its great location.”

“We used to stop here on our way home from work,” added Aaron, “so we decided we needed the place back open.”

The Cast Iron Bar & Grill has been open now for about a month and, according to Todd, they have a great ...

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Recent Headlines

Destinies come full circle

Amanda Christiansen is not afraid to become attached

Adult Day Services at FST; not just for those with special needs

Cromwell-Wright pre-engineering class wins Battle of the Bots

Honoring the family resort

10-week health and wellness program offered in McGregor

Dennis Juusola recognized for 33 years on the board at FACU

UnityBodyTherapy massage therapy comes to McGregor

Razor Sharp

Students helping monarchs in McGregor

McGREGOR, Minn. — McGregor fourth graders were treated to a presentation entitled “The Monarch Butterfly – Life Cycle and Conservation” given by Walt Ford, manager of the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, May 27.

Ford explained the complex life cycle stages, or metamorphosis, of the monarch butterflies as they develop from an egg to a bright orange-winged adult in approximately one month. He also explained the unique environment required for each stage. “While metamorphosis is difficult on its own merit,” said Ford, “for the monarchs, there is another challenge – the winter migration to Mexico. This is where each generation’s role in the life cycle completes the mosaic.”

Monarch butterflies are in trouble due to declining populations attributed to loss of breeding habitat, increased use of insecticides, climate change and invasive species according to Ford. The fourth graders were eager to learn how they could help. Ford explained one way they could make a difference is by creating and improving the habitats for the butterflies. To ...

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Recent Headlines

Amanda Christiansen is not afraid to become attached

Adult Day Services at FST; not just for those with special needs

Cromwell-Wright pre-engineering class wins Battle of the Bots

Honoring the family resort

10-week health and wellness program offered in McGregor

Dennis Juusola recognized for 33 years on the board at FACU

UnityBodyTherapy massage therapy comes to McGregor

Razor Sharp

Mark Jacobs earns national leadership award

Destinies come full circle

McGREGOR, Minn. — The lives of Ed and LaVerne Malinen have been entwined for nearly eight decades. Ed Malinen was born in 1920. During his youth, his family lived in Spencer Township, east of Aitkin. LaVerne’s grandmother lived across the road from Ed’s family home. She recalls meeting Ed when she was seven or eight years old during frequent visits to her grandparents’ home.

Ed graduated from Aitkin High School in 1939 and moved to Indiana shortly thereafter in pursuit of work with a few pals.

Ed found employment in an oil refinery and then “graduated” to a position of boilermaker.

In 1942, Ed was drafted into the U.S. Army in the midst of World War II. He departed from Fort Snelling for initial training in Alabama, proceeded to Tennessee for additional preparation in maneuvers followed by “jungle training” in Hawaii. Ed was then shipped overseas to the South Pacific as part of the 81st Wildcat Division.

Ed worked in the headquarters company teaching chemical ...

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