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A Facebook photo by Lynnae Byers shows just a part of the destruction caused by the storm and tornadoes last night. 

As officials continue to assess the damages throughout Rice County, they are encountering a significant amount traffic congestion due to high volumes of on lookers in the damaged areas. In a press release to area news outlets, they would like people to stay away from the areas.   “We respectfully...

Large trees, branches and debris are strewn throughout the area.  Jay Schneider Photo

A tornado ripped thru the Lake Region area Thursday night, Sept. 20. Numerous trees are down and some damage to buildings has been reported.
John J. Moore, age 77 left us Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  At his side was the one person that brought him comfort, love, and companionship, his wife of 41 years, Dee.   What a life!  His smile and personality were one of a kind.  His red socks and slogan t-shirts expressed it perfectly, life...

George Alan Vanzee, age 51 formerly of the Owatonna area, has been charged with seven felony level and one misdemeanor level offenses for his involvement in the January 7, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver Bar, all located in Elysian.

George Alan Vanzee, previously of the Owatonna area, is currently being held in the Ottertail County Jail in Fergus Falls. Vanvee, age 51, has been identified as the individual involved in the January 7th, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver, all in...

A new playground has been added to the Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field last week. 

A new playground has been constructed at Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field in Morristown. Funds for this new play area was donated by the Morristown Commercial Club, Morristown Fire Department, and Morristown Sons of American Legion. A play structure, swing sets, monkey bars, spring riders, and a merry...

Latex paint was one of the largest number of items collected during the Hazardous Waste Disposal event held in Waterville Sept. 13. 

More than 200 households were served during the Thursday, Sept. 13 Tri County Solid Waste Household Disposal event held in Waterville. Nine boxes of latex paint, two boxes of aerosols, six boxes of oil, 3,800 pounds of farm chemicals, and more than 800 light bulbs were among the items collected....
The Class A No. 1 rated WEM Buccaneer volleyball team won three more matches last week to imrpoive to 12-0 this season. The Bucs have won 24 straight games, including sweeps of Tri City United, Maple River, and St. Peter last week. WEM will compete in the Class A Showcase Tourney this weekend...
WEM junior Jaden Taylor carried the ball eight times for 219 yards and five touchdowns Firday, Sept in a 56-12 Buccaneer win. Brant Melchert scored two rushing touchdowns and Wyatt Storch added another for the Bucs, who rushed for 411 yards and eight touchdowns. The Bucs will travel to Norwood-...
Roger W. Ebert, age 80 of Kilkenny died on Monday, September 17, 2018 at his home.   Born on March 13, 1938 at home in Cordova Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, he was the son of Rudolph and Grace (Peach) Ebert.  He attended school in rural Le Sueur County before graduating from...

The North Waseca Lutheran Church began on an autumn day 160 years ago. This Sunday, the congregation will celebrate faith, fellowship, and its unique Norwegian culture.   Submitted Photo

The North Waseca Lutheran Church congregation will celebrate 160 years of worship this Sunday, Sept. 23, with a special service at 10 a.m., various activities, and a noon meal.  The event commemorates the crisp and windy, autumn day in 1858 when a group of 23 Norwegian settlers met on a hill top...

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