Making Connections for Lasting Partnerships

Throughout the month of June I had the pleasure of visiting with folks from across Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) 20-county region during our Sprout events. …

'Quite a renaissance': Faribault Mill invests in new equipment to meet demand

FARIBAULT, Minnesota — Faribault Mill is in the midst of its largest single investment at the Mill, getting new equipment that will allow the company to scale up.  "The demand we've …

From a Hobby to Business

CANNON FALLS, Minn. – After 11 years of making cheese at a pilot test plant and in turkey roasters, the ladies of CannonBelles have finally moved into their new cheese plant in Cannon …

Rice County still offering Covid vaccine clinics

With the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, Rice County Public Health is reminding everyone that the department continues to host vaccination clinics at the Rice County Government Services Building …
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We bought an old house in Tennessee. It is not as old as the house up the street that was once reportedly used as a stop in the underground railroad prior to the Civil War, but it has a history. Our …
I absolutely love to watch fireworks. Last Fourth of July I watched them from my apartment window. At University I went to watch the start of year fireworks every year. I've photographed them for …
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Obituaries
Harland E. Kasa Sr.
Harland E. Kasa Sr., age 80, of Cannon Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.Harland was born July 24, 1941, to Helge and Catherine (Bradford) Kasa …
Maxine Dohmen
Maxine Mary Dohmen, age 80 of Cannon Falls and formerly of Dennison, died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2022 at Cannon Rivers Senior Living, surrounded by her loving children and …
Gregory Gene Grose
Greg G Grose, 74, passed away peacefully at home in Dundas, MN on May 21, 2022, surrounded by family and his faithful dog, Bennie. He was born on July 18, 1947, in Austin, MN the son of Elder …
Evon Frechette
Evon Frechette, age 96, of Faribault, died on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna.Funeral Services were held at Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at …
Rhonda L. Stanley
Rhonda L. Stanley, age 64, of Northfield, passed away at her home with her family at her side on Monday, March 21, 2022. Rhonda was born January 6, 1958, to Gordon Sr. and Doris (Mrotz) Herrig, in …
Community
rice co     Inbox       Rice County is now accepting proposals from developers interested in building up to six four-bedroom homes to be designated as …
DUNDAS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, MAY 23, 2022 7:00 p.m.  Dundas City Hall Present: Councilors Larry Fowler, Luke LaCroix, Luke Swartwood Absent:  Mayor …
DUNDAS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, MAY 9, 2022 7:00 p.m.  Dundas City Hall Present: Mayor Glenn Switzer; Councilors Luke LaCroix, Grant Modory, Luke …
Community
Around 40 students representing high schools and middle schools from southeastern Minnesota gathered at the Byron Sportsmen & Conservation Club near Byron, Minnesota to test their knowledge of …
As I am sitting down to write on this late April day, I cannot help but look outside. It’s cool, gloomy, and wet, and the 10-day forecast shows no changes. Normally, I would already be out in …
Join local historian and author Jeff Sauve as he presents interesting stories from his latest publication: Valley Grove Preservation Society: History and Highlights. The presentation will be on …
Web extras
Better Immunity is Just a Spray Away
(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, we worry about maintaining our good health, and we are especially concerned about having a strong immune system that can take on all types of …
Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes
(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …
5 ways to revamp your money habits for a better 2021
(BPT) - While the past year has been rough in so many ways, one positive result is that people are focusing more on saving money — creating a silver lining to the cloud that was 2020. A new …
Big News For Small Towns: 5G For All
(NAPSI)—Despite years of talk about how 5G is going to transform everyone’s lives, most people haven’t experienced the lightning-fast speeds and incredible performance of it—yet.  …