John Dalby sent this from the “History of Rice and Steele Counties,” published in 1910 about Lincoln School, which was featured in the Aug. 15 edition.

The Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) on Tuesday awarded 23 grants for a total of $91,070 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included seven Emerging Artist grants for $17,070, 10 Advancing Artist grants for $50,000, and six Ge…

Join us for an historical tour of Minnesota’s beautiful Bluff Country onTuesday, Sept. 24. We first travel to Rushford to access the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway, arriving in Lanesboro at 11 a.m  with time to visit the Lanesboro Historical Museum, tour the town and have lunch.

Not sure if you want to have your own garage sale? Following Marie Kondo’s advice and looking to sell things that don’t “spark joy” for you but think they will for others? Sign up to be one of our vendors for the flea market — first time sellers are welcome!

Paradise Community Theatre and the Paradise Center for the Arts hold auditions for "Peter Pan" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 each evening at the Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Ave., Faribault.

The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Thursday and runs through Sept. 2, and among the freshly baked cookies and corn dogs will be hundreds of opportunities to buy goods and services from State Fair vendors.

Births

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. 

Etta Mae Newcomb was born July 3, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern hospital in Minneapolis, to Michelle and Erik Newcomb.

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