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UPDATEDThe next principal for Le Sueur-Henderson Middle School/High School will be Nathaniel Boyer, according to a late Friday afternoon news release from the school district.

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It was a good thing Montgomery’s Kolacky Days organizers tucked some of the Bohemian pastries ahway well before the kolacky eating contest, held after the parade in Memorial Park Sunday afternoon.

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Le Sueur County Commissioners are going to shoulder more responsibility for local emergency sirens.

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Waseca County native Scott Roemhildt looks to balance the needs of both conservation and agriculture in his new position as the state Department of Natural Resources director of the southern region.

WASHINGTON (AP) — By themselves, Democrats can’t stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick. But they’re determined to make it agonizing for a pair of pivotal GOP senators to back the nominee.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.

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Lance Wetzel is looking to extend his time in office as the Le Sueur County Commissioner for District Four.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration asked a judge Friday for more time to reunite families who were separated at the border under its “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute every person who enters the country illegally.

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While umbrellas and canopies used during Elysian’s annual Fourth of July celebration have typically protected their owners from the scorching mid-summer sun, this year they fended off the rain that fell on and off throughout the six-day festival.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he’s considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation opened Hwy. 93 from Hwy. 169 to Henderson on Monday afternoon, it announced in a news release. This stretch of Highway 93 was closed since June 24 due to flooding of the Minnesota River.

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The “No Wake” restriction will be lifted from all Le Sueur County lakes this weekend, according to a county Sheriff’s Office news release.

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The Le Center City Council has accepted a bid from Selly Excavating, Inc. of Le Center for the Sunrise Avenue project and offered the open full-time policeman position to Bryan Tupy during a June 28 special meeting.

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After Tri-City United’s first strategic plan consisted of creating the new district and changing everything, the school board likes the idea of sitting back and seeing how the changes play out for the next plan.

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