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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are heading into the November elections with an energized party base, an unpopular president to rail against and a growing wave of GOP retirements. Now they just need a clear message.

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The well-being of a vulnerable Kenyon man who went missing late Saturday night was of paramount concerns for those who spent time searching for him over the weekend, until he was located safe in the woods at Kenyon Depot Park.

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It has been just over eight months since Brian Strese lost his leg to a flesh eating bacteria that nearly took his life. Now friends and family are throwing him a benefit bash to help him afford the next stage in his journey to independence: a prosthetic leg.

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Northfield resident Jay Moad says his upcoming 21-performance run in New York City of his one-man show “Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home” might be one of the hardest things he’s ever done.

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It was supposed to be a one-off, 30th anniversary celebration for their parents, but the Winjum’s Shady Acres Resort Car Show and Outdoor Concert, now in its third year, has become an end-of-summer staple on Roberds Lake.

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Jesse Dean Brown was less than half a mile from home when his car reportedly drove into a bean field, overturned and burst into flames, killing one of his two passengers.

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It started with a joke about cops and doughnuts. Hopefully, it ends with no one getting arrested.

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When Northfield AARP Smart Driving instructor Gordon Kelley asked his class of 10 seniors Wednesday to name the color of yield signs, several students answered confidently.

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to clarify the owners of Linga Properties, the parent company of Northfield Extended Stay, along with the number of units at Northfield Extended Stay

NORTHFIELD — Doors can be a potent metaphor whether it’s open or closed, with or without handle, ancient or modern style, or leading to the past or the future, according to Northfield artist Riki Kölbl Nelson.

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Every town should have a festival, and Kenyon fills the bill with its Rose Fest celebration, Aug. 18-20. Originally an event to honor the beautiful Boulevard of Roses on display as one enters town from the west, Rose Fest has grown to encompass a full slate of activities geared toward famili…

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For many area families, the Goodhue County Fair is the highlight event of the summer. Coming up Aug. 8-12, the 2017 fair offers something to catch everyone’s eye. This is the 156th annual event; truly a time-tested piece of Americana.

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OWATONNA — An Owatonna man has been charged with arson for the Friday afternoon fire that destroyed the mobile home he and his brother lived in and damaged a neighbor’s home after he reportedly told people in nearby stores that he had had burned down his house.