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  • Audrey Ellingson, 78, of Spring Grove
    Audrey Joanne Kjome Ellingson, 78, of Spring Grove, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Onalaska Care Center (Wis.) after a lengthy illness.

  • Rose Martino, 67, of Mabel
    Rose Marie "Momma Rose" Martino, 67, of Mabel, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Rochester. 

  • Roger Mensink, 83, of Wykoff
    Roger L. Mensink, 83, of Wykoff, died peacefully on May 20, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus from complications of a heart attack.

  • Bernice Drury, 90, of Preston
    Bernice Affeldt Drury, 90, of Preston, died Sunday morning, May 22, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals - St. Marys Campus.

  • Jesse Young, 97, of Waukon, Iowa
    Jesse Willet Alfred Young, 97, of Waukon, Iowa, died Tuesday night, May 10, 2016, at the Northgate Care Center in Waukon, Iowa.

  • Frieda Jensen, 88, of Grand Meadow
    Frieda Marie Jensen, 88, of Grand Meadow, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center surrounded by her husband, children and daughter-in-law. 

  • Marion Anderson, 95, of Preston
    Marion Anderson, 95, of Preston, died May 9, 2016, at Park Lanes Estates in Preston. 

  • Ray McCready, 60, of Cherry Grove
    Ray David McCready, 60, of Cherry Grove and formerly of St. Charles, died Friday, May 6, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus.

  • Charlene Gideon, 90, of Canton
    Charlene Anastasia McCabe Gideon, 90, of Canton, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home.

  • John Jay Schansberg, 61, of Caledonia
    John Jay Schansberg, 61, of Caledonia, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on April 29, 2016, at Gundersen Health Systems surrounded by his loving family.  

  • Celesta Hammes, 95, of Spring Valley
    Celesta V. Hammes, 95, of Spring Valley, died peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Spring Valley Senior Living where she had resided for a short time. 

  • Ruby Start, 101, of Ostrander
    Ruby Start, 101, of Ostrander, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Ostrander Care and Rehab.

  • Mavis Lee, 81, of Spring Valley
    Mavis “May” Lee, 81, of Spring Valley, died of natural causes on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester - Saint Marys Hospital.

  • Karen Peterson, 55, of Canton
    Karen Jean Peterson, 55, of Canton, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., after a hard fought battle with cancer.

  • Margaret Milne, 92, of Preston
    Margaret Milne, 92, of Preston, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. 

Special Session

The Minnesota Legislature was left with some unfinished business after their Sunday deadline passed this week. Do you think Gov. Mark Dayton should call for a special session so the lawmakers can tie up these loose ends?


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