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, ranked No. 16 in Class A by Let's Play Hockey, will face No. 3-ranked Warroad Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Class A state tournament quarterfinals at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Of the 12 disciples called by Jesus to “Follow Him,” 10 were martyred and one died of old age after being isolated on an island.

If you would like to make in-kind donations, current needs include: IceMelt, laundry soap, women's winter gloves, white vinegar, all-purpose cleaner (preferably green/ nontoxic) and Trac phone minute cards.