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Third and fourth graders at Most Holy Redeemer School were settled in with face masks as they started back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8. After class started, they were able to remove their face masks as long as they stayed behind their protective shields.

Labor Day is in the books. Summer is over, and students in the area are opening their books/laptops for the return to a new school year, which officially began Tuesday, Sept. 8. Many students haven’t seen the inside of their schools for six months since the COVID-19 health pandemic sent everyone...

Olesen with her campaign car in Cloquet, 1922. Photograph Collection, Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet

Reprinted with permission from Pine Knot News The nation marked 100 years this week since women finally won the suffrage battle. A key player in getting women the right to vote hailed from Cloquet, Anna Dickie Olesen. She was the first female nominee of a major party for the U.S. Senate and was a...
Students at Raven Stream Elementary School in New Prague were back to school on Thursday, Sept. 3, although there were changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and teachers were wearing masks or face shields, plus students were in smaller classes. New Prague Area Schools is also doing a...

Dozens of apron artist Yvonne Cory’s creations are on display at the Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

A new, colorful exhibit at Montgomery’s Arts and Heritage Center The colorful and historic pieces all came together. A collection of aprons created by apron enthusiast, historian, and renowned storyteller Yvonne Cory of Easton is now on display at the Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery. The...

Arnold "Buck" Zahratka's family and friends surprised him with a special birthday parade on August 31 in honor of his 95th birthday. Buck's wife, Gladys, is pictured by his side. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Arnold "Buck" Zahratka wasn't quite sure what his family was up to when they told him to scooter himself out onto the sidewalk in front of Traditions of Montgomery on Monday afternoon, August 31--Buck's 95th birthday. "You want me here?" the Montgomery man good-naturedly questioned. Then, he heard...
Work continues on the new Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh grocery store, which will be in the former Shopko Hometown Store at 200 10th Ave. SE. New Prague city staff and Hy-Vee officials are working on a revised plan for the building. City Planning Director Ken Ondich informed the New Prague Planning...

Patrick Fisher photo

A group of about 20 people offer prayers at New Prague High School on Sunday, Aug. 30, for the upcoming school year. The New Prague School District reached out to area churches to come and offer prayers at 1 p.m. on Sunday. New Prague area churches that participated included Hillspring, Highpoint...

Roemhildt

New Le Sueur County Veterans Service Officer Mark Roemhildt was asked to provide some helpful information for county veterans. Veterans Service Office Le Sueur County The Le Sueur County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) is a county government department of Le Sueur County, located in Le Center,...
A Faribault man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday, September 1, along Dodd Boulevard, southwest of Sheildsville, and a Kilkenny man has been hospitalized. According to a news release issued by Sheriff Troy Dunn, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Kilkenny...
On Tuesday night, the TCU School District announced that it was changing its model for the beginning of the school year. An email to district families stated the district received additional case number information from Le Sueur County Public Health that supports changing the learning model to...

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