Rice County Administrator Sara Folsted was selected to receive the Joe Ries Excellence in County Management Award" from Minnesota Association of County Administrators by association president Rebecca Young, Stevens County Administrator on Dec. 9 during the Association of Minnesota Counties A…

North Star Rotary youth exchange district, which is the southern half of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is still taking applications for youth exchange until Jan. 5. A good candidate should be in high school. Many of exchange partners around the world still have openings to accept students…

The annual Christmas light display at Keller Farm in rural Nerstrand will again be presented this holiday season from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., each evening from Dec. 13 to Jan. 6 at 10557 190th St. E, Nerstrand. The farm is approximately 8 miles east of Faribault or 6 miles west of Kenyon on Hi…

Bethlehem Academy announced their Students of the Month. Parents, faculty and staff gathered in the school cafeteria Thursday to honor and congratulate eight middle school and nine high school students for their hard work and dedication to academic achievement.


Melissa Laue, of Faribault, announces the birth of her son, Finlee Grey Laue. Finlee was born April 28, 2019, in Faribault.

Charlotte Jade VanDyke was born April 3, 2019 in Faribault to Lisa Larkin VanDyke and Jordan VanDyke. She was 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and 19½ inches long. 

Remington Becker Erickson was born Dec. 21, 2018 in Northfield to Carissa (Feyereisn) Erickson and Doug Erickson, joining siblings Sakatah Jo, 5, and Scout Lily, 2. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Mabel Berry Markos was born on Dec. 7, 2018 in Faribault to Alyssa Reuvers Markos and Tim Markos. She was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.