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Shaw Sales opens in DC

For as long as he can remember, cars have been a big part of Matt Shaw’s life. It is his passion about four-wheeled vehicles that led him to a position as salesman for Truax Auto Sales in Deer Creek for over 11 years, and now, as owner of Shaw Sales, Inc. in that same building today.
Shaw took over ownership of Deer Creek’s car dealership on January 1 after spending more than a decade working in the car industry.
“I wanted to do something on my own and (I figured) now is the time to do it,” he said of buying Truax Auto Sales.
The transition has been a bit slower than Shaw had hoped as he had to wait for his license to be approved, before he could start selling cars under the new ownership. That license was approved last week and since that time he has been busy buying vehicles and building an inventory for customers.
Though he plans on having a good stock of vehicles on hand, if a customer is looking for a specific car or model Shaw said customers can stop by and he will try to find them that perfect car through a variety of avenues.  read entire story. . . .

Henning continues pursuit of fix-up grants for town

Work still remains before  an expansive rehab project in Henning comes to fruition.
During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the Henning City Council heard from Mike Olson of the Otter Tail County HRA about a proposed rehab project that includes property in Henning. The project in Henning was deemed “marginally competitive,” which Olson said means the application was strong, but there is still work that needs to be done. Applications are ranked on three scales ranging from competitive to marginally competitive and denied.
“Right now we are feeling pretty good about things,” said Olson.
In order to make the project more competitive, the HRA has narrowed the overall plan to target specific areas in the city, as opposed to a blanket approach. Part of the narrowing process came after residents were asked to fill out applications last summer to gauge interest in a fix-up program in town.  read entire story. . . .

Henning couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

After 70 years of marriage Elton and Mildred Wolf know a few things about wedded bliss.
“Love each other,” said Eldon of the key to being married 70 years.
“Talk about things, but don’t argue about them,” said Mildred.
Long before the days of cell phones, the microwave oven, computers and in the waning days of World War II, a 22-year-old Elton married 20-year-old Mildred not far from where they grew up in southwestern Minnesota.
Mildred said she was surprised when Elton asked her to marry him and the couple married a short time later.
“We were on a date and he gave me a ring and said ‘will you marry me,’” said Mildred. “It came as a surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting it.”
The couple married on August 13, 1945 and made their home near Butterfield, Minn., before moving to the Henning area in 1978. Over the years they remained busy raising their four children and now remain active in the lives of their 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  read entire story. . . .

Two injured in accident near Rush Lake

Two men were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Rush Lake on Sunday morning.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a vehicle driven by Dillon Spanswick, age 24 of Ottertail, was traveling north on Highway 78 when a southbound Buick Park Avenue, driven by Zackary Willprecht, age 20 of Breckenridge, Minn., crossed the center line and struck Spanwick’s vehicle. The accident, which was just outside of Ottertail, happened at around 9:40 a.m.
Willprecht suffered serious injuries in the crash, while Spanswick suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both Willprecht and Spanswick were transported to Perham Health. According to the state patrol, Spanswick was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, but Willprecht was not. Alcohol was not  detected in either driver at the time of the accident.
According to the state patrol, the road condition was listed as wet at the time of the crash.  read entire story. . . .