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The week that was from Waseca County News

The following is a summary of some of the stories that ran in the most recent edition of the Waseca County News.

The Waseca County News is delivered to subscribers on Wednesdays.

It contains the latest news, sports, opinion, community info, obituaries and more from Waseca County. Subscribers can also access the latest content online at

Here’s a sample of the news from the last week.

Top crop

With the debate around THC flaring up in Waseca, one local business is prepared to continue its work as one of the biggest THC and CBD producers in the state. The company once aimed to make Waseca the hemp mecca of Minnesota, but directions have changed with the viability of THC products.

New councilor

A new Waseca city councilor was appointed at the most recent meeting. The council also officially declared Constitution Week in the community from Sept. 17-23.

New economic development manager

There is a new face to the city’s staff leadership team, and she will be looking to initiate and support development in town.

Pool ordinance, pool study

Among other action, the Waseca County Board of Commissioners developed a new pool ordinance, and called for a Minnesota Department of Transportation speed study on a road just outside of Waseca.


A long-time popular establishment is up for sale, an historic venue demolished, and a new in operation.

Congressional candidates

Ahead of the upcoming election, we talked to local congressional candidates, including Brad Finstad and Jeff Ettinger in CD1, about some of the major issues on the ticket.


Each edition of the County News includes a Southern Minn Scene page, which highlights a large selection of events in the coming week. The content is also available at


We are well underway in the high school fall sports season, with teams from Waseca, JWP and NRHEG all in action. Gamers feature in the paper each week and are posted online at


The most recent County News featured the full stories noted here, plus several more locally reported news and sports stories, plus community news and calendar, columns and letters, obituaries, photos and more.

All content is fully accessible to subscribers via print and online.