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The TCU meat team that competed. Pictured (from left to right) are Sami Tiede, Elizabeth Odenthal, Theodore Schatz, and Jacob Cihak.

Tri-City United Schools Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter held a regional contest March 1 at the high school and the American Legion in Montgomery. Students competed in three areas of career development: small animals, meats, and forestry. The forestry and meats competition were held at the...

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The barn was mostly full of hay left over from the previous owner. It continued to smolder the next morning after being spread out by a backhoe.

A fire engulfed a barn owned by John Winjum on 354th Street, or Le Sueur County Road 124, about a mile east of Clear (Lexington) Lake on the afternoon on Tuesday, March 6. The building, with a pole shed lean-to attached, was a total loss. Buildings nearby were not affected, including the old...

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Concert choir soloists, from left to right, Olivia Skluzacek, Danessa Buckingham, and Katelin Mulville belt out the folk song “Death Came A Knockin’.”

All Tri-City United High School music groups performed a spring concert Thursday, March 2 in the high school’s performing arts center (PAC). The concert opened with a smooth piece, “Pure Imagination,” by the jazz band, which included a wonderful solo by saxophone player Aiden Miland. Encore Choir...

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...

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Something for All owners and staff pictured (from left to right) Nancy Krossin, owner JoAnn Erickson, daughter Vicky, grandson Silas, and owner and husband Joel Erickson.

Owners JoAnn and Joel Erickson started their passion-business, Something for All, 14 years ago in Lonsdale. The shop at 135 Main Street S lives up to its name. It’s not strictly antiques. It’s not completely crafts. It’s not a thrift store. It has elements of just a little bit of each. It’s “...


Long-time educator Juanita Krueger of Morristown has been selected the 2022 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year by a committee from the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Krueger was honored for her accomplishments in late January. She will again be honored...

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The vehicle in its resting place after the crash on Saturday morning.

(Updated story 3/15) A New Prague man was cited for a single vehicle crash that happened in Union Hill on Saturday, March 11 at about 3:30 a.m. A blue 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling south on Scott County 7 (Church Avenue), ran through the stop sign at MN 19, crossed MN 19 and Hub Drive, sliced...
Townships in Scott, Le Sueur and Rice counties, as well as in counties throughout the state, will hold their annual meeting Tuesday, March 14. Known as Township Day, these annual meetings are held every year on the second Tuesday in March and set townships apart from other forms of local government...

New Prague High School National Honor Society students prepared for a night sleeping outdoors in tents and cardboard boxes Thursday, March 2, as part of an exercise learning about homelessness. Seventeen students participated in the chaperoned event where the overnight temperature dipped into the mid-teens. (Submitted photo)

They have endured a small taste what life is like as a person without a permanent home, a lesson some will use to better appreciate the lifestyle they enjoy. A group of 17 New Prague High School National Honor Society students spent Thursday evening, March 2, learning about life as a homeless...

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A roundabout at Le Sueur County 28 and MN 13 and a total reconstruction throughout much of Montgomery on MN 13 will force traffic to use the detour route shown this summer.

Montgomery to New Prague      A total reconstruction of MN 13 in Montgomery from just south of Milwaukee Avenue to just north of Tri-City United High School and a roundabout at Le Sueur County 28 and MN 13 will happen this summer.      The estimated $6.5 million project calls for almost no changes...

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