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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.

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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.

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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.

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The state Legislature recently passed an E-12 Education Bill that benefits all school districts across Minnesota, including Tri-City United Schools.

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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.

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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.

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“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…

There’s a reason why crates, decorations, furniture, books, school supplies and miscellaneous items fill the TCU Lonsdale cafeteria and hallways.

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.

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After last year’s attempt fell short, the Tri-City United school district will finally be getting a soccer team for the 2019-20 school year.

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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