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The pews will fill for one last time April 27 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bristol before the building’s doors are shuttered for the final time. The parish has been closed since 2011 but the Bristol church has been operating as a “chapel of ease” under Father Mike Kelly from Groton. Kelly will retire from the priesthood in July and has been commissioned to see the Bristol church through its final days before then.

Perishing parishes, Bristol church shuttering doors for good eight years after parish closes

Mike Harms stood in the foyer of Bristol’s St. Anthony Catholic Church last week and looked into the sanctuary while describing a newer young family with kids who had recently joined.

“That’s the sad part... I just enjoyed watching the little kids serve,” he said. “My kids served too.”

While Harms grew up in that church, he said he was never...

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Sports

Webster Diamond Club to host a Twins baseball clinic May 18

Webster Diamond Club will be hosting a 2019 Play Ball! – Minnesota youth baseball clinic in Webster May 18. Youth ages 6–9 will start at 2 p.m. and those ages 10–13 will start at 3:30 p.m. The outdoor location will be...

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