Faced with mounting safety concerns and a difficult battle for bonding dollars, state Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper is optimistic positive change is ahead for the Minnesota Security Hospital and Minnesota Sex Offender Program. 

Northfield bounced back from its first loss in 10 games with a 9-0 victory over Winona Thursday in Winona.

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, the Dakota and Rice Corn and Soybean Growers and their checkoffs will be hosting the annual meeting at Jesse James Lanes in Northfield. Social hour will be begin at 6 p.m.