Here's a look at some of the top stories in the Nov. 15 paper:
Veterans honor military colleagues on their final journey home HOWARD LAKE, MN Military funerals tend to be big and bold occasions, as is fitting for United States heroes. Americans may have seen such services, featuring flag-draped caskets and honor-guards. But what if a veteran prefers cremation? Can the same honors take place? If the veteran is in the care of Howard Lake Cremation Services, Inc. crematory operator Richard Lammers, who is himself a veteran, they most likely can.
LP Fire Dept. needs to replace turnout gear LESTER PRAIRIE, MN The turnout gear used by Lester Prairie firefighters has a useful life of 10 years, after which the chemicals begin to break down, reducing their effectiveness, according to Lester Prairie Fire Chief Jim Hoof. Some of the turnout gear being used by the department is 17 years old, well past its effective life.