Public safety officials say 2018 saw a sharp increase in traffic fatalities across Minnesota where speed was a major factor.
Wrapping up the academic year at Tri-City United Schools means approving a new budget, this time OKing a $36.6 million spending plan for fiscal 2020.
Seven Tri-City United Special Olympics swimmers advanced to the Summer State Games at the University of St. Thomas June 21-22. For this group of swimmers, competing at the state level is an entirely new experience.
Ever since ground was broken at Lonsdale's Trcka Park in 2017, a vision for endless outdoor possibilities began taking formation.
A bill introduced by a metro legislator earlier this year has raised concerns among local law enforcement that a funding source that helps pay for specialized training and equipment could dry up.
A pool of water collects outside a new home at 1320 Deerview Ct. Without a proper drainage system, the city engineer said it could negatively impact the foundation of the house next door.
Minneapolis police say they’ve seen a record-setting number of drug overdoses in recent days, a disturbing trend that Rice County hasn’t encountered.
Old faces and new gather each week Thursday outside the Lonsdale American Legion, where the Lonsdale Farmers Market was revived for the 2019 season.
A bur oak tree on John and Dorothy Mach’s Webster property survived a fire and severe weather conditions for over 300 years, but it was no match for Tuesday’s storm.
The state Legislature recently passed an E-12 Education Bill that benefits all school districts across Minnesota, including Tri-City United Schools.
Tri-City United High School teacher John Head knows he’s biased when he says engineering is the best school subject. But it’s more than tinkering with machines that drives him as an educator.
The feasibility study for the proposed multi-use trail to connect Tri-City United’s three cities of Le Center, Lonsdale and Montgomery show that a trail could be possible, but will take a lot of work and money.
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday issued a no-wake restriction on county waterways in response to heavy rain and rising water levels on local lakes, rivers and streams.
Last year, 307 children and teens between ages 0 and 18 signed up for the Lonsdale Public Library’s summer reading program. This year, Librarian Marguerite Moran hopes to increase that number to 325.
“We must remember that freedom isn’t free,” Commander Daryl Rieck told a Lonsdale American Legion audience during its annual Memorial Day ceremony. “In fact, it’s only possible because our fallen heroes have paid its high price. A price paid, which enables us to have ceremonies and observanc…
The Lonsdale City Council developed a vision for a combined City Hall/Police Station during the city budgeting process last year.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead before traveling Memorial Day weekend and use extra care while driving through work zones.
A last hurrah at Jaycee Park Tuesday gave Tri-City United Lonsdale Elementary students one more chance to make memories before summer 2019.
Jobless numbers showed a sharp drop of a percentage point or more in most cities and counties across the region from March to April, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Senior citizens living in the Tri-City United School District can save the $4 they would have spent on admission for concessions when they attend district events this fall.
The Cannon River may look safe, but Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn warns that under the surface there may be debris, including uprooted trees, from the tornadoes last fall.
When word got out that Tri-City United FFA might not host its annual baby animal expo for elementary students throughout the district, supporters made sure it happened.
Rice County farmers have been experimenting with planting cover crops out in the field and have been seeing the benefits. Producers report improved soil health including erosion control, increased infiltration, weed suppression and higher organic matter. Farmers also report spending less on …
A Rice County farmer described economic problems farmers are facing and problems to the industry posed by the Trump administration’s trade dispute with other countries Thursday in testimony before Congress.
Because educating youth about groundwater and drinking water resources is important, Dale Furrer and Scott Duban of the city’s Public Works Department gave a presentation to the fourth-graders that covered the water cycle and ground water basics, groundwater movement and soils, aquifer and g…
Tri-City United second-grader Logan Barnes eagerly wrapped his arms around his mom, Alyssa, when she stepped inside the school entryway Thursday afternoon. She’s wasn’t coming to pick him up, but to join him for a special occasion that involved cookies.
Motorists using Hwy. 19 from near New Prague to Hwy. 61 north of Red Wing will see speed limits raised this week to 60 mph where the previous posted limit was 55 mph on the two-lane roadway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Tackling the country’s opioid crisis can sometimes feel like a losing battle, even on the local level, with every organization throwing its resources at different ideas and plans. A new 18-partner program hopes to change that.
There are always a lot of reasons not to be a foster parent: your house isn’t big enough, it’s hard work and it’s emotionally taxing to say goodbye to a child who has become a part of your family.
Ten years ago, the city of Lonsdale declared its own Arbor Day for residents to celebrate at the beginning of May. In recognition of its 10-year anniversary, students at Tri-City United Lonsdale helped plant 10 new trees at the nature area across from their school.
Contractors have been interviewed for the job of building a combined City Hall/Police Station in Lonsdale, but before going forward with the project, city staff needs to decide on a location.
If you have cold feet in the morning, your toothpaste tube always gets goopy, or if your arms get sore from reading in bed, Holy Cross fourth-graders might know just what you need.
Northfield-based nonprofit Three Links has managed and operated the Villages of Lonsdale since it opened 10 years ago. At the end of April, Three Links became even more connected to the Villages, taking ownership of the 56-unit complex.
Tri-City United High School’s four-year graduation rate in 2018 was 93 percent, a 2-point increase from its 2017 graduation rate of 91 percent.
One out of nine people around the world have no access to clean water. One in three people have no access to a toilet. And every two minutes, a child dies from a water-related illness.