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Republican Finstad, Democrat Craig prepare to represent southern MN at Congress

After an election that delivered a major power shift, yet reflected a country as deeply, narrowly and bitterly polarized as ever, southern … Read more

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Jirik family recognized for conservation efforts

As he stood on a creaking, frozen lake with his herding dog named Keeper, Jim Jirik pulled a wire trap from the water. It was full of hundr… Read more

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Frosty Fest returns to Lonsdale Nov. 26

Multicolor string lights, s’mores, fire pits and a horse-drawn carriage will be on Main Street in Lonsdale for Frosty Fest from 4 to 6:15 p… Read more

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SCC program to introduces ninth graders to career fields

Thinking about potential careers can be stressful for busy high schoolers, according to Blaise Winter, a ninth grader from Tri-City United … Read more

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County officials tour revised road plans

Rice County officials packed into the Mobile Command Center, a bus owned by Faribault Police and the Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday morning. Read more

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For cops, the holidays mean more than celebrations

The holiday season can bring a lot of families together to celebrate. But, especially for the police, the holidays bring a much darker real… Read more

Community

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The Merlin Players presents 'A Christmas Carol' at the Paradise

After 28 years, The Merlin Players (TMP) announces their final production, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted to the stage by Ro… Read more

Lonsdale Police Report: Nov. 13-19

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Locals honored at Farmers Union convention

Two representatives of Rice County received honors at the Minnesota Farmers Union state convention this weekend and a third was elected a d… Read more

Sports

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Schmiesing qualifies for state in 2 events as Titans finish 8th in Section 1A Meet

Freshman swimming phenom Ella Schmiesing didn't shy away from the expectations in her second Section 1A Championship meet as after qualifyi… Read more

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Andresen nets hat trick as Bulldogs shut out Storm

Saturday afternoon, the Minnesota River Bulldog girls hockey team aimed to rebound from a season opening loss to the Mankato East Cougars a… Read more

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Jubarian closes out Tri-City United cross country season with impressive showing at state

Tri-City United senior Dante Jubarian entered the 2022 MSHSLS Class AA State Cross Country meet knowing that everybody lined up on either s… Read more

Opinion

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Our blessings cost us more

Facing financial pressure, Charles Dickens wrote “The Christmas Carol” in six weeks. As this holiday season launches, we’re probably mindfu… Read more

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Thank you to our 4-H villagers

Like many, I’ve been taking extra time during this month of gratitude to reflect on all that I have and how grateful I am, both in my perso… Read more

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The ABCs of infant sleep safety

Unsafe sleep environments and practices can put infants at increased risk of accidental suffocation and strangulation, resulting in prevent… Read more