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. 

Rochester John Marshall is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A and Northfield is ranked No. 10 in Class 3A. When the teams meet Friday it was clear the Rockets are a class ahead of the Raiders after an 89-59 blowout victory at Northfield High School.

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.