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West Central road project to begin

Motorists can expect brief delays on three highways in West Central Minnesota beginning Wednesday ...
Highway 75 from Highway 12 at Ortonville to Graceville. During this work, a pilot car and flaggers will control traffic, and motorists should plan ...

Solunar Information for Graceville, MN

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country’s 10 best spring hiking trails. Looking ...

Clinton-Graceville Northern Star - MN - Newspaper Advertising Costs

Wondering how much it costs to advertise in the Clinton-Graceville Northern Star? The Clinton-Graceville Northern Star is a weekly newspaper serving the Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN area. The newspaper has an approximate audience of 1,000 readers. It is ...

July 18, 1936: Minnesota’s biggest baby

Graceville, Minn. – Baby Boy Schmitz, weight at birth 15 pounds, 15.2 ounces, height 24½ inches, head 16 inches, chest 17 inches, across shoulders 8 inches, July 16, 1936, Western Minnesota hospital. In such laconic scientific terms, without a word ...

Pamela Kussatz

Memorial services for Pamela Kussatz of Lowry will be held Tuesday ...
Pamela Marie Cline daughter of Raymond and Josephine (Murphy) Cline was born September 2, 1954 in Graceville, Minnesota. She grew up and attended school in Alberta, graduating from ...

Douglas Allen Nelson

Douglas Allen Nelson was born on January 1, 1944 in Graceville, Minnesota. Doug died April 25, 2015 surrounded by his family and the love of friends near and far. A service to commemorate and honor the man we knew and loved will be on Friday ...

Shari Roerick, 65

Visitation will be at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Shari Kay Gerdes was born January 4, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota to Lawrence and Lila (Zimmerman) Gerdes. She was a 1968 graduate of Villard High School. On October 12, 1968 she married ...

Jason I. Crouch, age 46

MN following an extended illness. Jason Ivyl Crouch was born Nov. 18, 1968 in Graceville, MN, to Jack and Lorraine (Dreessen) Crouch. At age one the family moved from Browns Valley, MN to Trimont, MN where he began his education, K-4. In 1979 he moved to ...

Graceville man dies in car-truck collision

dies in car-truck collision Graceville man dies in car collision after he crossed center line, State Patrol said Check out this story on ory/news/local/2015/01/03 /fatal-car-truck-crash-wi llmar-minnesota/21227185/

Houston residents present tourism findings

several communities surrounding Voyageurs in Northeastern Minnesota, and Clinton-Beardsley-Gracevi lle in Southwest Minnesota. The two role-played a visitor and a knowledgeable local discussing Houston’s assets and quality of life, and they discussed the ...

Home Staging Before and After (part IV)

Time for some more before and after photos from the last couple of months. First up, this lovely one bed plus sunroom apartment in an Art Deco building in New Farm. The mostly likely buyer was a sing…

The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for May 19, 2015

26 YEARS AGOMAY 18, 1989 Evergreen weather reporter Harry Ellis reported .13 inches of rain on May 9, .03 on May 10, .02 on May 13 and .01 on May 14. He also reported a high of 82 degrees on May 15 an…

It Takes A Community to Raise a Child!

As the old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child” and in our case it truly does take a whole community to raise a child and we are sure finding that out as our son, Tanner prepares for his…


You know I like the word crazy. It just seems to fit how I’m feeling about nearly every aspect of my life—and mostly in a very positive way! I’m reading an amazing book by Mark Batterson entitled All …


Australian Bureau of Statistics officials out and about in the Parkinson area ViP Bill Jeffs on May 9, 2015 @ 12:24p The following post appeared in the myPolice Centenary blog on 7 May 2015. Parkin…

Star Wars Day at Graceville SS (May the fourth be with you!)

Left: Preparing for Star Wars day at Graceville State School. Image supplied by Lou Bromley/612 ABC Brisbane Community Correspondent. That's Lou on the right as pregnant Yoda! It's Star Wars Day - May…

Baseball: Boca Raton jumps ahead of Park Vista in state rankings

For the first time this season, Park Vista is not the top-ranked Palm Beach County team in the state baseball poll. Park Vista leads the season series with Boca Raton 2-1. (Photo by R…

National Travel & Tourism Week is May 2-10!

May 2 through 10 is National Travel and Tourism Week! Every day, we’ll post a feature of the Big Stone Lake Area! Follow along on Facebook here, too! ‪#‎NTTW2015R 36; Day 1: Today’s feature: our area lak…

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Databurst From the 501st

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 29 to May 5th. With Free Comic Book Day being May 2nd and May 4th being “May the Fourth Be With You” Day, there are a lot of…


Fighting against human trafficking in GRACEVILLE MINNESOTA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



What do you know about abuse of women in GRACEVILLE MINNESOTA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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Having a vegetarian diet in GRACEVILLE MINNESOTA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


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