For years it’s been one of the central obstacles to developing downtown Le Sueur, but new negotiations with two separate developers could pave the way for a reconnected Main Street in Le Sueur.
Le Sueur resident Brian Pfarr announced Feb. 25 that he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 20A seat, seeking to replace retiring three-term incumbent Rep. Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market. Pfarr plans to pursue the Republican endorsement for the seat.
Two cousins, a Le Sueur man and a St. Peter man, both sustained injuries in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 20, just north of St. Peter Tuesday, according to a release from the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office. The Le Sueur man was in the intensive care unit in Rochester Wednesday.
A farm and grain bin safety bill, inspired by an 18-year-old rural St. Peter teen who was killed in 2019, got support from the highest official in the state Feb. 25 after it passed its first hurdle at the Minnesota Legislature Feb. 20.
The locally owned family business “Le Sueur Florist” announced that it would shut its doors this month. The store, owned by Mary Riebel, provided floral arrangements, corsages and bouquets for occasions, including weddings, funerals, prom, holidays and more, along with balloons and gifts.
Alan Mackenthun, of Cedar Lake Township, announced on Feb. 19 his candidacy for the District 20A Minnesota of Representatives legislative seat.
Two Le Sueur-Henderson seniors have been nominated by their school as candidates for the Minnesota State High School League’s Triple A award. The award goes to those who have demonstrated excellence in the three As: academics, athletics and arts.
Cigarette butts. Propane canisters. Cans, bags and bottles — some full of human waste. Blocking materials. Fish carcasses. Those are just a few of the items that make up the long list of litter that conservation officers have found out on the ice.
Erina Prom, of Le Sueur, announced Friday her intention to run for the District 20A Minnesota House of Representatives legislative seat.
Le Sueur-Henderson junior Halle Bemmels was recognized for her active role in the community as one of just 36 students statewide to receive the 2020 Minnesota State High School League ExCEL award.
Two weeks before graduating from her intensive in-patient treatment program, April Chouinard felt more hopeless than ever.
Le Center was a go-to destination for farmers all the way from Lake Crystal to Waconia on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The University of Minnesota Extension Office held a small grain update to educate farmers on best practices and grain varieties for growing in southern Minnesota.
A grain bin safety bill, inspired by an 18-year-old rural St. Peter teen who was killed in 2019, passed its first hurdle at the Minnesota Legislature Thursday.
With the National Weather Service reporting an elevated threat for spring flooding, Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley is asking Minnesotans to know the facts about flood insurance. Commissioner Kelley urges Minnesotans to take action now to protect themselves and the…
Residents and business owners in Le Center now have the option to insure their homes and buildings with federally-backed flood insurance after the city became one of 22,000 communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Lake Associations are using chemical treatments to exterminate aquatic invasive species (AIS) that are infesting the waters of lakes in Le Sueur County, but should those efforts be reimbursed by the county?
The Tri-City United School Board is gearing up to replace soon-to-retire Superintendent Teri Preisler, and will consider the preferences of TCU community members to select her successor.
A week before precinct caucuses, three candidates vying for the Democratic-Farmer Labor Party’s (DFL) endorsement for the District 20 seat in the Minnesota Senate laid their policy positions bare for local voters.
While kids experiment with paints, colored pencils and clay in art classrooms across the country, Le Center Elementary teacher Aly Olsson is giving students a new type of supply to enhance creativity: the Chromebook.
A bill introduced by Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, just might pave the way for DFLers and Republicans to unite behind the state’s first comprehensive clean energy bill in a decade.
The Minnesota legislature has kicked off its 2020 session this week with more debate around insulin affordability, a pressing issue legislators couldn’t resolve last session.
A multi-million-dollar home in construction on the northeastern shore of Lake Minnetonka burned down Feb. 13 morning. It belonged to a member of a prominent local business family.
Visitors from all around southern Minnesota are ready to have a blast at Ducks Unlimited’s annual Le Sueur County Gun Bash. On Friday, Feb. 28, the conservation group will gather at the Le Center Legion to give away $15,000 worth of hunting rifles.
Minnesota will use a primary voting system for the presidential race in March, but caucuses will still take place to help determine statewide party platforms, party delegates, and Minnesota Legislature candidates.
Due to extreme cold, Superintendent Marlene Johnson announced that Park Elementary School will be closed on Friday, Feb. 14. The school will be using diesel auxiliary heat to warm Park Elementary Thursday night because of the breakdown of a boiler last month. In the midst of dropping temper…
Heavy rains hit Minnesota farmers hard over the last year, but local fruit and vegetable growers are looking to turn their fortunes around. Producers were given a rare opportunity to meet with fellow farmers on Tuesday, Feb. 12, when the University of Minnesota Extension Office and the Susta…
Major questions surrounding the costs of building a new elementary school, and where, hung in the air when the facility task force made its final recommendation to the School Board. Now, the Le Sueur-Henderson School Board is looking for those answers with the help of a private consultant.
Ridgeview has announced that Pam Williams has been named regional vice president for Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center and Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center.
Between 200-300 people gathered at West Jefferson Lake to dip their hooks in the ice Sunday, but only two young fishermen got a bite.
With heavy snowfall impacting the area, local cities will utilize different policies to help with snow removal. The following are outlines of the policies for individual communities when snowfall occurs.
Minnesota will be holding its first-ever presidential primaries in 2020, but residents will still go to caucus this month for their local state candidates. Here’s where and how to vote in your party’s upcoming caucuses and primaries and who you will be able to vote for.
Walking through the doors of Carriage House Senior Living will have visitors feeling like they’ve taken a trip back in time. The new assisted living community in Le Center will start housing residents in its halls filled with antiques and early 20th century decor on Feb. 17.
On a winter afternoon, when six 4-year-olds arrive at Tri-City United Lonsdale’s Little Titans Preschool, it takes a bit of time for them to change out of their winter gear.
The Le Sueur City Council ended the first month of 2020 pursuing new capital improvement projects that would change the layout of the Community Center and revamp electric utilities on the south side of town.
Those looking for an overnight snack or to do a bit of late grocery shopping in St. Peter might be disappointed, as Hy-Vee announced that its grocery stores will no longer be open 24 hours a day beginning Monday, Feb. 10.
For nearly 40 years, Dianne Pinney has been working her dream job as the librarian for the Le Sueur Public Library, surrounded daily by young and old minds, smiling faces, and many, many books.
The school year is over half complete, and that means Kindergarten Roundup in the Tri-City United District can’t be far off.
The cast and crew of Tri-City United’s One Act play team ended their season on a high note, placing fourth in the section tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4 State Representative Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, announced that he will not be seeking re-election for a 4th term to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Vogel has represented House District 20A, including Le Sueur, Cleveland, Le Center, Belle Plaine and parts of New …
Park Elementary continued to show its age when one of the two boilers keeping the school heated broke down last week. The temperatures at the school remain in a safe condition, but keeping the school heated could end up costing more than $30,000.
The Bulldogs Hockey Boosters raised $2,150 Monday to be donated to the family of Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson, who is recovering after being wounded in the line of duty.