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A disgruntled Mike selfie from last winter in Benson around the third or fourth driveway clearing of the season.

One of social media’s beautiful features is that it quickly reminds you of whatyou were doing a year ago. My posts from last January feature disgruntled sel-fies of me standing in mydriveway with salt and a pitiful electric snowblower that I thought would be enough. It was not. By the end of last...
    Elvin Leigh Wehking, age 57, of rural Janesville, died in a single vehicle crash on Tuesday, Jan. 9.     The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s dispatch center received a 911 call at 5:33 p.m. of a vehicle crash near a residence on Tetonka Lake Road in Elysian Township. Le Sueur County Sheriff’s...
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Le Sueur County Sheriff and Montgomery Police on scene where a deceased woman was found in her vehicle late Thursday afternoon.

Diana Turek, age 65 of Montgomery, was found deceased in her vehicle in front of Edel’s Meat Market at 116 1st Street North in Montgomery Thursday, Dec. 21. A female customer arriving at the meat market noticed Turek in the vehicle and knocked on the window but got no response. She made a call to...
I have a sibling who doesn’t eat anything with pork products in them. Strangely enough, you will find pork products in places sometimes you don’t always think of — one of them being store-bought gelatin. This sent me on a hunt of how I could make my own gelatin and the results were surprisingly...

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Myself (left) and my father, Thomas Schoenecker, Sr., at the concert at Orchestra Hall.

I took my father to see a show with U.S. Navy Glee Club Men’s and Women’s Chorus with the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall earlier this month. Preceding the show, we sat down in the lobby next to a couple, approximately in their seventies. Through conversation I find out that the husband was a...

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Seneca Foods South Annex building in Montgomery, MN.

According to a press release from the Montgomery Police Department, a worker at Seneca Foods plant in Montgomery died early Thursday morning. The release said that a call came in at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 for “a report of an employee that had been trapped by falling items...

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The fires still burning Thursday, May 25, at the Rice County landfill.

Rice County officials are continuing to respond to a fire at the county’s landfill solid waste facility at East 145th Street in rural Dundas. The fire began in the landfill portion of the solid waste facility shortly after it closed for the evening on Monday, May 22. The cause of the fire has yet...

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The Middle Cannon River Watershed shown with the sub watersheds that are involved in the Farmers Protecting Bridgewater Streams Project in Bridgewater Township.

A number of entities came together to implement the Farmers Protecting Rice Creek Project in the Rice Creek watershed in 2018. The project expanded to include parts of Heath and Wolf Creek watersheds in 2021 and was renamed the Farmers Protecting Bridgewater Streams Project (FPBSP). Rice Creek is...

Screenshots of using the Transit app that is the focus of the pilot project from MnDOT. The home screen of the Transit app when you bring it up will show your location and available transit options that you can select (left). You can choose two destinations to see available options as well (right center). For either option when you select them, it will show you options and prices, if available (center left), or the available options and how to book them (right).

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) launched a $1.9 million test pilot that aims to improve public transportation needs across western and southern rural Minnesota. If the test pilot goes well, it could be expanded state-wide and improved upon. “This is a huge step forward for rural...
Barbara J. Everson, 73, lifelong resident of New Prague, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in their hospice care unit in Shakopee, MN. She was born on September 23, 1948, in New Prague, MN, to Edward and Evelyn Kohout. Barbara was married to Tom Everson...
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