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Restored tractor preserves history of Pirkl Implement, city's John Deere dealer

A piece of history from Pirkl Implement, a former John Deere tractor dealership in Faribault, recently found a new home at Rice County Hist… Read more

Stolen truck leads to charges for roommates

A Faribault man was charged Monday with possession of a stolen truck, an arrest that led officers to a small stash of methamphetamine, repo… Read more

Faribault man's bail set at $1 million after 2 arrests in a week

A Faribault man is being held on $1 million unconditional bail after he was arrested for the second time in less than a week for reportedly… Read more

Minnesota's human services chief abruptly quits amid turmoil

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey resigned abruptly Monday as head of Minnesota's largest state agency, just d… Read more

Big Boy steam locomotive stops in Owatonna, Northfield

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Union Pacific has restored one of the world’s l… Read more

Sports

Town ball roundup: Indians streak up to 23, Jacks' to 13

The Waterville Indians kept rolling on the road over the weekend. Read more

Lakers pick up big weekend wins

The Faribault Lakers picked up a pair of key wins over the weekend. Read more

Dusbabek reinvents himself as PGA Tour rules official

It’s not common for a rules official to gather a following at a golf tournament. Read more

Community

Heartland Animal Hospital welcomes new veterinarian

Heartland Animal Hospital has a friendly new face who will offer new services to its practice, Dr. Meghann Rosburg. Read more

Ring reunion is July 28

A reunion for descendants of Iver and Hendrika Ring will be held Sunday, July 28. The Reunion will start with a worship service at 10:00 a.… Read more

Hagedorn holds town hall in Owatonna

As part of his town hall event tour, Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s (MN-01) will host a town hall Monday, July 22. This is the third in-person town ha… Read more

Opinion

Parents behaving badly at ballgames

I wrote a column last year about sportsmanship and how it’s improved in the area for youth sports, thanks in part to the efforts of the You… Read more

Real reward of 4-H projects is more than ribbons

“We have too many jobs to do this summer,” said our 11-year-old daughter to me this past week. She was sitting on the dining room floor wit… Read more

Pompeo’s new 'Human Rights' commission is up to no good

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally announced the creation of a “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” Its stated purpose, acco… Read more