The Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra, entering its 22nd year, has a new conductor: Paul Benson of Minneapolis. He will take over the program from music director Ellen Hacker, who will be pursuing her master's in music education.

The Northfield Downtown Development Corp. and the city's Arts and Culture Commission unveiled the winning design from their street banner competition Thursday. The new banners will be hung on lamp posts along Division Street and Water Street in downtown Northfield beginning this fall.

Kids, families and friends are invited to play the "I Spy" challenge Aug. 28 at the Rice County Historical Society Museum, 1814 NW Second Ave., Faribault. The museum will be open during regular hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the game takes 60–90 minutes.

As students return to colleges and universities for the fall, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota suggests the following tips to make sure scammers don’t make the start of school even more expensive for those paying tuition, figuring out student aid and buying school and…

As summer winds down, monarch butterflies are preparing for their flight south. It appears to have been a good year for them. Nerstrand Big Woods State Park has planned are a couple of events for those wanting to learn more about these creatures.

To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a …

The recent LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service) expanded the American Legion's eligibility dates; all Legions, including Northfield American Legion, are now open to all veterans who served during World War I or who served with at least one day of honor…

Members of Citizens Climate Lobby will hold an information session for residents to learn about renewable energy options for their homes from 6:30–8 p.m.  Aug. 22 at United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple St., Northfield. Topics include solar panels, community solar gardens, rebates and energy-…

Births

Carol Mae Olson was born July 23, 2019 in Northfield to Megan Kristine Bellin Olson and Daniel Philip Olson. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces.

Maddux Gregory Prins was born July 17, 2019 in Northfield to Kayla Marie Fisher and Zachary Lynn Prins. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Presley Jade Ashleson was born July 17, 2019 in Northfield to Kelsie Jean Ashleson and Kevin Craig Ashleson. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces.

Henslea Alicia Elizabeth Rustman was born July 16, 2019 in Northfield to Jenna Lyn Rustman and Brian Dale Rustman. She weighed 8 pounds.

Sophia Renee Stoesz was born July 14, 2019 in Northfield to Morgan Ashley Slagel and Noah A. Stoesz. She weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce.

Engagements

Weddings

The parents of Schuyler Dunhaupt Tilson are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter to Jesse Doheny on July 1.

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