ST. PAUL, Minn. – Shorter days and more hours of darkness this time of year contribute to an increase number of crashes between people driving and walking, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. As the days get shorter, motorists and pedestrians should use caution when driv…

Fall harvest season is underway in Minnesota, and motorists are likely to see large farm equipment on Minnesota roads as crops are transported to markets, grain elevators and processing plants.

Births

Max Joseph Smisek was born Dec. 24, 2017 in Northfield to Rhea Patrice Mehrkens and Kyle Joseph Smisek.

James Warren Rasmussen, a boy, was born July 13 in Northfield to Craig Rasmussen and Niki Rasmussen (Thompson). He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

A daughter, Abigail Theresa, was born to Justin and Kailey (Stunkel) Otting, of Lonsdale, on Monday, April 3, 2017, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by brother Brady Otting, 18-months.

Jake and Rachel Tupy of Lonsdale announce the birth of their daughter, Veronica Louise. She was born at 9:13 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 1/4 inches in length. Veronica joins her loving big s…

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