With fall just around the corner, back-to-school season is approaching quickly. This can be an exciting time as it’s one step closer to graduation, college or joining the workforce. It’s also a time for new beginnings — new friends, reconnecting with previous friends, meeting different teach…

An event I look forward to each year is Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) annual bus tour. SMIF staff, board and colleagues spent the day visiting partners who are making a difference in their community.

Letters to the Editor

I am property owner in rural LeCenter, live in Montgomery, and am the grandparent of 8 children in the TCU district! Our schools absolutely NEED the additions/repairs that are included in the February 13 Referendum. My grandchildren have heard from their friends who attend TCU LeCenter that …


In late 2015, Le Sueur County Administrator Darrell Pettis spent hours developing his year-end budget presentation, the pages of charts designed to help unfamiliar readers understand where the millions of dollars included in the 2016 plan would come from and where they would go.

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