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Grasswick subdues deer in Wal-Mart

In the matter of just 15 minutes, Tom Grasswick may have become the most famous deer wrestler this side of the Mississippi.

Grasswick, who went to the Wadena Wal-Mart on Tuesday with his family quickly found himself in the middle of a national phenomenon when he was hit in the back of his head by a young deer and wrestled it to the ground before it could injure anyone else.  

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Henning School changes honors for top graduates

The terms valedictorian and salutatorian may go the way of the Dodo bird at Henning School next year.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the Henning School Board approved a change in the school handbook that will recognize the top 10 students in a graduating class, as opposed to just the top two students.  

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Local man returns from visit to Kenyan school

Palmer Rockswold instilled the power of knowledge and a good education in his children. Even today, Dr. Gordon Rockswold of rural Henning man said his father’s motto of “every kid deserves a chance,” sticks with him as he furthers the education of children both locally and in one of the worst slums in Kenya.

Rockswold has been raising money and helping to shape St. Stephen Children’s Center in the Kibera slum in Kenya to help students half a world away. His father, who was a former superintendent at Henning School in the late 1950s and early 1960s, remains involved with the progress of the school in the southwest corner of Nairobi.  

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Twenty-five years later: Amundson Scholarship celebrates milestone

It seems a bit surreal that a man who has given over $5.5 million in scholarships over the past 25 years was raised without electricity and running water, but those are the modest beginnings in which Lloyd Amundson began.

Born in 1926 in Almora, Amundson lived in rural Henning without running water and didn’t have electricity until he was 13 years old and his family moved to Henning. After finding success in the banking industry, Amundson and his wife Barb never forgot where they came from and how important education was in their success.  

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Safe communities coalition honors local representatives

The Otter Tail County Safe Communities Coalition recognized the contributions of a number of local law enforcement and representatives during an awards luncheon on Wednesday. The luncheon was held at the Ottertail Operations Center in Ottertail. The goal of the event was to recognize the key individuals and partners in the community who have worked to save lives.

Among the award recipients was Henning Police and Fire Chief Mike Helle who was one of four law enforcement representatives honored in the county.  

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Fourth annual military park 5k set for Saturday

Since moving to its new location on a triangular piece of land on Douglas Avenue, the Henning Military Park has undergone expansive growth and development. With the hopes of adding additional stones and moving the electrical box in the near future, the military park board is hoping Saturday’s 5k will go a long ways to raising money necessary to keep the military park projects moving forward.

On Saturday the fourth annual Henning Military Park  5k run/walk will get underway at 9 a.m.  

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