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Hy-Vee, Inc. is investigating what it's calling "a data incident involving its payment processing systems" at some of its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants.

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After two years of development, the Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners unanimously accepted a bid for a project to repair sidewalks in the city of Le Sueur.

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It’s not often that you get to chat with local police officers, unless you’re trying to talk your way out of a speeding ticket, but during the national Night to Unite, the people of Le Sueur and towns all across the country had the chance to eat, speak and party with their local police department.

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All are welcome to attend the Le Sueur County Free Fair on Aug. 15-18 at the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds in Le Center. The fair promises to have new and old events, entertainment, animal shows and more.

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In preparation for a 2020 referendum, the Le Sueur-Henderson School Board has created a facility planning task force made up of community members and a core team made up of school officials and staff to oversee the task force. The board decided who would be in the core team and passed a reso…

A church nearly as old as the town of Le Center itself closed its doors last week. The United Methodist Church building was shut down Aug. 1 and sold to Iglesia Petacostes Nueva Jerusalem.

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Montgomery Orchard is known for its ciders, specialty wines, apple picking and Be-A-Mazed corn maze, but owners Scott and Barb Wardell also have a series of winding bike paths on their property.

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At a July 29 work session, the Le Sueur-Henderson School Board discussed plans to put together a community engagement task force. This task force would be made up of members of the community and would give input to the board on what they would like to see in a referendum for 2020.

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Le Sueur County Commissioners met with several cable providers July 16 to explore the possibility of installing fiber optic cable across the county to reach under-served rural areas. The internet service provider (ISP) Bevcomm expressed interest in the project and the county commissioners vo…

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Every year, the police departments and emergency service departments in St. Peter and Le Sueur host Night to Unite, a chance for neighborhoods in the area to hold parties and meet with their cities’ police departments; Le Center has also participated in the past, but won’t be taking part this year.

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While weather forecasters predicted rain to fall on Montgomery by noon on Sunday, the same time the Kolacky Days parade would start, for the most part the moisture stayed away, not arriving to after the kolacky eating contest, held in in Memorial Park later.

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Almost seven weeks after surgeons removed most of a grapefruit-size tumor from inside Keely Davis’ head, the Cleveland 12-year old doesn’t show many outward signs of her ordeal.

It’s time for southern Minnesotans to mark their calendars: Le Sueur’s annual Giant Celebration is returning Aug. 2-4 at American Legion Park with events new and old. The festival premiered with a blowout concert by Minnesota country artist Chris Hawkey on Friday, and there’s more to come la…

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A Lake Crystal mad died from his injuries Friday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on Shanaska Creek Road, near the intersection of North Shore Drive in Kasota Township.

Sheriff Brett Mason took county and city officials from all over Le Sueur County on a tour of the newly constructed Justice Center July 24. Located in Le Center, the new building includes facilities for Emergency Management, the County Attorney’s Office, the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office,…

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The Le Sueur County Commissioners declared a state of emergency for the entire county at a July 24 meeting due to damage caused by the severe thunderstorm and flooding from July 19-20. This marks the third time the county has declared a state of emergency within the span of a year.

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The proposed opening of Coventry Road became the subject of much controversy at the July 22 City Council meeting. Residents in the Coventry and South Park Lane neighborhoods petitioned the council not to connect it to Hwy. 112 and voiced their concerns during a two-hour public hearing.

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