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So there I was, half-swallowed by a seat at the Palace Theater, seated next to my mother, who had brought me to see “The Wizard of Oz” in its 1949 re-release when I was seven years old. She had seen it in its original 1939 release, and it had utterly charmed her. It was the first movie I’d e…

Thirty-three years ago, I stood inside a grave. A lifetime ago, when I was a pastor’s wife.

Twice a month my mother would retreat to her room after speaking a few words of warning to my big sisters and me.

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Obituaries

88, of Mankato, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato. Visitation 10:00 a.m until the time of service. Interment Sterling Cemetery, rural Mapleton. www.mankatomortuary.com

Mary Jean "Minnie" Hunt, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Rochester. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Le Center. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Father Tim Sandquist offi…