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Kelly Humphrey/ Cole Wilcox, who has autism, sorts colored blocks in his kitchen in rural Aitkin.

Cole's family hopes his story of autism will raise awareness

AITKIN - Bruce and Terra Wilcox of rural Aitkin work passionately every day to try to help their son Cole, who suffers from autism, have a better life.
by Jennifer Stockinger

Autism facts

• Autism is a disorder affecting how children develop communication, behavior and social skills. • Subtle signs of autism are noticeable at 10- to 12-months-old, and more obvious signs are usually noticed before their 2nd birthday.

Students injured when truck, school bus collide

RENVILLE – Seven people, including five teens, were injured Wednesday when a truck collided with a school bus on an icy road near Renville in west-central Minnesota. None of the injuries were life-threatening. The...
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Celebrating a dream: Last segment of Paul Bunyan State Trail slated for completion in July

Terry McGaughey's dream is nearly complete. The Paul Bunyan State Trail founder had a vision for a bicycle and pedestrian trail stretching through lake country utilizing former railroad beds in a new way.
Renee Richardson

Brainerd school leaders reviewing Resource Selection Committee process

School leaders are now working to improve the process of a committee after a recent book review shined a light on some inefficiencies.
Jessie Perrine
Lowell School  third grader Rachel Aydt proudly displays her princess gown and w

Royalty

Lowell School third grader Rachel Aydt proudly displays her princess gown and wig Thursday at Miller Castle on the Parker Scout Reservation near Merrifield. After studying castles during their library sessions, the third graders...
Steve Kohls

Sellner appointed to one vacant Nisswa council seat

Gregg Sellner will fill one of the two vacant Nisswa City Council seats. A three-member council appointed Sellner on Wednesday and he was sworn in right after that council meeting.
Nancy Vogt

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