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FOLEY – Having brought his business to his hometown of Foley in 2003, operating from the Falcon National Bank building a day after the phone lines were installed, Brian Thorsten recently looked back on his two decades as the founder and owner of Thorsten Financial Services Inc. in Foley.

The Benton County Board continues to contemplate key details of a draft cannabis public use ordinance.

In a process that typically happens every eight years, the Foley School Board voted to adopt social studies curriculum for all grades at its July 17 meeting.

Noticing the impact

At the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference June 27 in Anaheim, California, Ann Matvick was honored with the Brick Award for Program Staff Person of the Year.

Frank’s Almosta Zoo

PIERZ – As the Gilman community prepares for the city’s premier annual city celebration, Gilman Days, Frank Voigt is preparing his increasingly popular float for the Gilman Days parade.

Tiny school, big impact

FOLEY – When Heidi Jeub pioneered the Tiny School of Art and Design in 2019, a mobile art studio that she pulls as a trailer, she had a vision to bring quality instruction and materials to communities that otherwise may not have access.

FOLEY – Every year, candidates for Foley royalty are crowned. Names are drawn from a hat to select Little Miss Foley representatives, but to become a city-wide ambassador, candidates have to prove they are worthy of the title.

FOLEY – As Benton County commissioners trudge forward with a project to bring reliable internet service to all corners of the county, the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development announced a $3 million Border to Border grant to Benton Communications to extend fiber service to areas of the county south of Highway 23.

SAUK RAPIDS – A farmer can do everything right. They can use just the right amount of fertilizer. They can meticulously plant their crops at the right speed, and they can have the highest quality soil. They can be as punctual as possible. They can buy the highest quality equipment and seeds.

Dahler in D.C.

FOLEY – In a city stocked with federal representatives at the nation’s capital, Foley High School student Chase Dahler played the part of a local lobbyist, representing the region’s energy needs in the District of Columbia June 13-19.

FOLEY – At the core of any Catholic school is the fusion of education and faith – two foundational principles Chris Smith has dedicated his life to and which he said are critical to his leadership style.

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