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Le Sueur County Historical Society hopes to crown 160-year-old stone church in Ottawa with a new, historically accurate steeple. Fundraising for the project has begun. (Photo courtesy of LCHS)

The restoration of a little historic church’s steeple will be Le Sueur County Historical Society’s first big project, since the group’s leadership changed in June. The project, which carries an estimated price tag of $174,000, includes the building of a new, historically accurate steeple, the...

The detours on Highway 99, east of Highway 13, may come down by Friday. (Wade Young photo)

Crews are close to completing the construction on Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 and from St. Peter to Le Center. Weather permitting, the detour east of Highway 13 could be removed by Friday, October 18. The $8 million, summer-long project covered an assortment of improvements for the...
The TCU Titan Football Team is getting a home playoff game after going 1-7 on the season. The Section 3AAA game will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the TCU High School Athletic Complex. The Titans, #4 seed, will face Sibley East, #5 seed. Tri-City United lost its Wednesday, Oct. 16...
The Le Sueur County Board received the 2018 audit report during their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting. Amanda Mboga of BakerTilly provided the report. Mboga said there were only two minor findings related to EFT policies and collateralization of deposits. She added the county has exceeded the benchmarks...

Dr. Jean Craig, right, who runs and operates the non-profit Wee3beasties: Saving the Strays, is pictured at the annual pancake breakfast with one of the event’s co-chairs, Dedee Little. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Leff)

A purrrfect fundraiser on Sunday in Lonsdale raised more than $15,000 for the care of stray and feral felines. The non-profit 501(c)(3) Wee3beasties: Saving the Strays was the recipient of the funds raised from the sixth annual Pancakes for Paws event at the Lonsdale American Legion. Proceeds of...

TCU teacher John Head discusses furniture design ideas with his Special Projects Course students. Pictured, clockwise from top right: Dawson Drentlaw, Stuart Schatz, Hayden Arndt, and Head. Not pictured: Riley Bogue. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

Four Tri-City United High School students are taking part in a new, after-school class that will have them designing student-friendly furniture for a local company. The school has partnered with Minnesota Millwork and Fixtures in Lonsdale, which designs and builds furniture for restaurants across...
Ronald S. Bergstrom (‘Bubs’) of Northfield formerly of Elko, MN, age 93, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2019 at Three Links Care Center, Northfield, MN. Preceded in death by parents Joseph and Florence Bergstrom of Elko, MN; sister Doris (Raymond) Cousins of Worthington, MN; brothers Loren (...
Herbert “Frank” Thomas, 90, of Montgomery, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Central Health Care in Le Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a rosary at 10 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in...
Robert J. Hanek, 79, of Faribault, passed away on October 12, 2019 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bob was born on June 5, 1940 to Augusta S. and John A. Hanek in rural Le Sueur County. He graduated from high school in Montgomery, MN...

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