Steve Hemminsen, our man in Hendricks, Minn., and former anchor at KELO in Sioux Falls, has closed the book on the case of the missing wedding ring. Read more →
Don Buller, of Hendricks, MN., left nothing to chance when it came to preparing for the next life.
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On the Minnesota-South Dakota border, Trygve Trooien was something of a legend as the bachelor farmer. And a bit of a curiosity. Read more →
Word arrives from the ‘little town by the lake’ — Hendricks, MN. — today that Bob Neff, the longtime Methodist pastor in town died overnight.
Every town needs a Bob Neff and for many years, every little town in Minnesota had one. Read more →
At last official count, there were only 699 residents of Hendricks, Minnesota, aka ‘The Little Town By the Lake,’ so the idea of a “flash mob” isn’t a practical notion, especially given the weather these days.
Our pal in the town, Steve Hemmingsen, gave it a shot anyway today, sending out an e-mail to town residents urging them to head for the drug store. He didn’t say why, other than it would be fun.
He said in a follow-up email to residents that about 5 percent of the “ambulatory population” of the community showed up. Read more →
Our man in Hendricks, Steve Hemmingsen, writes today to pass along the wintertime work of Don Buller, who is spending his time working on his coffin. Read more →
Nothing against you personally, Warroad, but you’re not the only city in Minnesota with a little hometown pride when it comes to athletes in competition. You just get all the attention. In the tiny city of Hendricks yesterday, population about 700, about 80 people turned out at The Local, a restaurant in town, to watch Read more →
After an accident, a cafe owner returns; who’s throwing away deer carcasses in Duluth, joy to the world of the dollar, the alcoholic people didn’t know, and Planet Money makes a T-shirt. Read more →
You can go an entire lifetime without saving someone’s life. A young man named Delbert Willert of Lake Benton didn’t go more than a few years. An employee of the Hendricks Farmers Elevator fell into a grain bin this morning, according to Steve Hemmingsen, who writes the newsletter in town. Typically, if you fall into Read more →
In a lot of metro school districts, the last days of school often include a trip to Valleyfair or a day playing outside, what with the grades already being in and all. Out in Hendricks, Minnesota, though, the kids learn right up until the end. Each year there’s a field trip to the Lincoln County Read more →
Hendricks, MN., came close to losing its high school. That’s when a couple with a little creativity, some gymnastics equipment, and a plan for a farm shed stepped in.
The full-service way of life ended over the weekend in the Minnesota community.