With health officials struggling to get a handle on the opioid crisis, Rice County Family Services Collaborative is using a $210,000 Opioid Response grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to improve its services.
A strong economy and local housing crunch has led to high demand for new homes, with Faribault, Northfield and Lonsdale issuing a combined total of nearly 90 residential building permits in 2019.
Five months after returning from a deployment in Kuwait, 52 Minnesota National Guard soldiers from the Faribault-based Charlie Company, a division of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, spent part of their drill weekend at a holiday party organized with the assistance of Faribault Beyond th…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state law that makes it a crime to stalk someone by telephone is unconstitutional because it’s too broad.
Gabe Robinson and Jessica Dull, both juniors at Tri-City United High School, like to go the extra mile academically and in terms of activities and volunteerism.
Minnesota counties are refusing to reimburse the state for nearly $9 million in overpayments of federal funds because they say the state — not the counties — made the mistake.
At a Truth in Taxation hearing Thursday evening, Rice County Administrator Sara Folsted presented a semi-final version of the 2020 budget. If approved later this month, it would include a levy slightly smaller than the preliminary figure approved in September.
Any child who rides the bus to and from Tri-City United Schools can be assured their bus received the mark of approval from the Minnesota State Patrol.
The 27th Montgomery Torchlight Parade, held Thursday, officially signified that the holiday season is underway. Crowds gathered along Main Street, bundled up in warm winter gear to join the celebration of the holiday season.
A Montgomery trailer-tractor driver is taking a second run at a Minnesota House seat after losing last year to Rep. Todd Lippert, DFL-Northfield.
There’s an opportunity in Lonsdale to visit with Santa, decorate cookies, and check a few items off holiday shopping lists — and it’s all happening under one roof.
A young girl named Clara falls asleep after a Christmas party where her brother, Fritz, breaks her precious nutcracker gift from Godfather Drosselmeyer. What happens in Clara’s sleep is more like an awakening — to Rat King encounters and a series of dances in the land of sweets.
On the eastern edge of Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District sits a grocery store along the abbreviated downtown St. Charles strip. Outside that store, local resident Jim Decker talked politics.
Minneapolis police investigated several deaths over the holiday weekend that all appear to be caused by former intimate partners.
A Twin Cities-based developer’s controversial plan for a car club and track along Interstate 35 is on hold now that a portion of the 466 acre-plot intended for development is no longer available to the developer.
The Thursday after Thanksgiving has special significance in Montgomery. Even though the festivities begin when the sun goes down, what follows is a colorful spectacle that lights up the streets and skies.
In preparation for the holiday season, Rice County’s law enforcement agencies came together on Wednesday evening for a special joint kickoff of this year’s Toward Zero Deaths campaign.
A housing gap for a specific Lonsdale demographic has inspired a local land developer/home builder to pursue a new land development project.
Snow totals of 4 inches or greater from around Minnesota and western Wisconsin through 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, as reported by weather observers and relayed by the National Weather Service. Snow was still falling in some locations, so these may not be final totals:
If you’ve ever wondered where that turkey on your table may have come from, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture can help.
Every winter, the first big snowstorms hit Minnesota and those of us who drive need to learn, all over again, how to drive in snow and ice.
Forty-four local families retrieved their pumpkin pies and potatoes at the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf Thursday as part of its annual Thanksgiving meal program, an annual tradition in Lonsdale.
Over 350 schools, both public and private, were recognized at a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School ceremony Nov. 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C.
Bells will ring outside six Rice County businesses as the Rice County Salvation Army counts down to Christmas with its annual Red Kettle Campaign. And there’s plenty of open slots for volunteer bell ringers.
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Thursday that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable John T. Cajacob and will be chambered at Faribault in Rice County.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has uncovered more improper payments, and counties and tribes are on the hook to help pay the money back.
Unseasonably cold weather means ice making has begun on many lakes across the state, but Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers advise people to stay off of the still-forming ice.
No student in TCU High School history has ever been elected to the State Executive Team for Business Professionals of America (BPA). That is, until senior Brandon Balma was named executive vice president of the state organization.
One downside of our current production of grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, oat, and barley is that these crops are annual crops, meaning that they need to be planted each year. This also means that many of the fields where annual grain crops are grown will spend at least some time …
The Star Tribune is reporting that Diamond Reynolds, who livestreamed the aftermath of the July 2016 officer-involved shooting death of her boyfriend, is suing a Rice County deputy for defamation.
At Trondhjem Lutheran Church, the annual Thanksgiving meal has generated positive experiences, not only for those who enjoy the tasty feast, but for those behind the scenes.
Elizabeth Sammons has been at St. Mary’s Hospital for 138 days. That’s more than four months — waiting for a second heart transplant.
Two more DFLers, including a veteran Northfield city councilor, have announced they’ll seek their party’s endorsement in a bid to unseat first-term state seantor, Rich Draheim.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, announced the proposed addition of 581 new bodies of water to the list of streams and lakes that do not meet state water quality standards. Two, including Fox Lake southwest of Dundas, are in Rice County.
Schools throughout the country gathered Monday, Nov. 11 to remember and honor veterans as heroes, and Tri-City United Lonsdale was no exception.
Southern Minnesota has seen tornadoes, flooding and severe winter storms in the past couple years — and an event taking place Tuesday night aims to get residents better prepared for the next emergency.
The Lonsdale First! Loyalty Program usually draws strong participation from the community, but this year Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanna Gutke-Kupp needed to expand the card to fit all 34 participating businesses.
TCU Lonsdale staff has been encouraging students to “be the ‘I’ in kindness” this school year. And to take that message one step further, students pledged to stand together against bullying.