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If there was ever an opportunity to participate in human bowling, meet the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office K9 and learn about the various youth offerings in the Tri-City United School District, the 2019 United 4 Healthy Youth and Families event was it.

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A new academic year begins for the Tri-City United School District Tuesday, Sept. 3, leaving students and teachers just a little bit more time to prepare for changes ahead.

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A recent decision from the Minnesota Department of Corrections leaves the main Rice County Jail at risk of becoming a 90-day facility. The department argues that the change is necessary because of the dearth of recreational facilities and programming at the jail.

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Almost a year after tornadoes ripped apart Roberds Lake homes, uprooted trees and hurled just about anything that wasn’t nailed down into the water, county officials are starting the cleanup process.

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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 Bevcomm expressed interest in the project and the county commissioners voted to…

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Talk of a walking path/bike trail that connects the three Tri-City United communities continues, but now that the feasibility study is complete, the district wants residents from Lonsdale, Montgomery and Le Center to step up to the plate.

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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The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District selected Randy and Lori Stangle, of Lonsdale, as the 2019 Forest Stewardship Award winners for Rice County. The Stanglers accepted the award at the Rice County Best of the Best Awards at the Rice County Fair this past July.

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Every chair in Buckham West’s large meeting room was taken, leaving a few latecomers to mill around the exits as one speaker after another pointed to flaws in a proposed car club planned for 466 acres just off the interstate and a review of environmental impacts the completed development mig…

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When Jacob Skluzacek enrolled at Winona State University, he had planned on becoming a teacher. Somewhere around his sophomore year he had a change of heart and decided to double major in political science and public administration. And now he is Winnebago’s new city administrator.

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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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While weather forecasters predicted rain to fall on Montgomery by noon on Sunday, July 28, 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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“Chiari” was not a word in Heather Nebel’s vocabulary a decade ago. But now that the neurological disorder has impacted her son, she’s made it her goal to share the definition with as many people as she can reach.

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As health insurance costs continue to climb in the U.S., patients are sometimes left paying thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for needed care, posing a substantial financial burden that has left families across the country in difficult financial situations.

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Longtime Faribault residents Sara and Marvin Schrader spread their generosity throughout multiple corners of the community, contributing to various causes as a couple and independently.

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Holy Cross students gain the sort of education that doesn’t involve textbooks over the summer months. Instead, preteens who just completed grades five through eight participate in a program that gives them first-hand volunteer experiences.

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Due to the high volume of precipitation and rising water levels on our local lakes, rivers and streams, the Rice County sheriff in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is enacting an Emergency Water Surface Use Restriction. This means that all watercraft shall use s…

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