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If there’s any proof that the Boy Scouts can build lifelong friendships, it’s Tom Stenson and Joe Hobson. The two Le Center natives recently celebrated their 60th anniversary of becoming Eagle Scouts as high school sophomores back in 1959.

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Candidates for St. Peter City Council and mayor had the opportunity to introduce themselves, in addition to their ideas, beliefs and philosophies, during a League of Women Voters candidate forum Oct. 3 at the Community Center.

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Life is full of wishes, though not all wishes come true, and none without a cost. Gustavus Adolphus College’s latest theatrical production, “Into the Woods,” delves into what happens when wishes are pursued.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is seeking community feedback on design concepts for a construction project in 2022 that includes approximately a half-mile of Hwy. 169 from Broadway Avenue to Union Street.

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Democrat Dan Feehan plans to challenge Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn for the First Congressional District in 2020, and he got things started with kickoff events in Mankato and Rochester Sunday.

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Hy-Vee, in a Thursday press release, provided additional information about the payment card incident first reported Aug. 14. This following information further explains the incident, the measures the company have taken, and some steps customers can take in response.

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The Arts Center of Saint Peter recently debuted, “Songshare: An Evening of Songs and Stories with local songwriters.” This new series, hosted by local musicians Colin Scharf and Laura Schultz, invites local songwriters and musicians to an intimate, personal setting, making their work and the…

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The St. Peter City Council agreed to one recommended zoning rule change at its Sept. 23 meeting and is likely to make another change soon, both helping to ensure that the city’s rules match up with state and federal regulations.

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Rainy days may seem dismal and dreary to those that have a roof over their heads and a place to call their own, but for others, the rain is a sign of transition and new beginnings.

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The St. Peter Public Library has been selected as one of 35 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for teens. This competitive grant is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) with support from the National Endowment for the Hu…

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ST. PAUL — Former teacher and veteran Dan Feehan on Tuesday, Oct. 1, announced that he would again challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn for his 1st Congressional District seat in 2020.

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A 10 year-old boy died Sunday after being hit by a swing set near Le Sueur.

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One man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 22, just south of St. Peter in Le Sueur County Monday.

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Community groups from across the state of Minnesota were awarded $163,500 in arts grants on Friday, Sept. 13 by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council. Of the 25 groups that received funding, four are from Nicollet County and two from Le Sueur.

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The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that Eric Todd Hall, age 43, with no permanent address, has been charged in the December 2018 burglary and theft incidents that occurred at O’Keefe Meat Market and Roadrunner Repair, both in the city of Le Center.

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Millions worldwide participated in a global strike Sept. 20 to demand action on climate change. The worldwide movement encompassed St. Peter, where Gustavus students and members of the Nicollet County community vocalized their desires for change.

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ST. PAUL — A “blue ribbon” panel tasked with finding $100 million in savings in Minnesota’s Health and Human Services departments has taken shape.

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The jobless rate dropped throughout the region in August with most counties hovering at or near 3% unemployment, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Evoked several times, including with his image on the program cover, Ray Keenan would have been proud of the Cleveland Legion’s Centennial Memorial ceremony.

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Partners for Affordable Housing is set to launch its newest option for addressing affordable housing challenges in St. Peter — Union Street Place, aptly named for the street that it resides on.

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