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Stearns History Museum Presents New Children's Exhibit On Health And Wellness This Summer

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05/27/2016 - 10:50 AM

Stearns History Museum Presents New Children's Exhibit On Health And Wellness This Summer

A nationally touring exhibit is making its way to the Stearns History Museum to spread messages of health and wellness to children.

The museum says the Healthyville exhibit is designed to teach children about health in a fun, play-based manner. It will help participants understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices and how to apply these concepts in everyday situations.

The program is bilingual in English and Spanish, and open to families with kids ages 5-12. Others are welcome if interested.

The tour was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Healthyville kicked off Friday and will run through September 4.

The exhibit times are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free for museum members and children less than one year. Family rates are also available.

World War II Soldier's Remains Will Be Returned Home To Minn. Nearly A Century After Death

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05/26/2016 - 12:40 PM

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - The remains of two World War II soldiers from Minnesota will be returned to their respective hometowns this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 72 years after their deaths.

Navy machinist John Anderson was killed at age 24 on the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, D-Day.

Anderson's remains were disinterred from an unknown grave in a Normandy American Military Cemetery and positively identified in 2015. His remains will arrive Thursday in Willmar, where a public memorial service and interment will be held Saturday.

Army Pvt. John Sersha was killed at age 20 in a German-controlled area of the Netherlands in September 1944.

Sersha's remains returned home Tuesday after they were disinterred from the Neuville Military Cemetery in Belgium. His remains will be buried Saturday in Eveleth.