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Minnesota-made feature film “Farmer of the Year” screens in Faribault

Two special screenings of the “coming of aging” feature film, “Farmer of the Year,” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. without major studio distribution, it may be the only chance someone has to see the film.


Dream trip on Norwegian cruise turns to nightmare for Minnesota couple

Minnesotan Rodney Horgen was grateful to stand on dry land and recall the moment he saw a rescuer being lowered from a helicopter hovering over his stranded cruise ship off the coast of Norway.


Nonprofit, JustServe, presents in Faribault

JustServe, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through service, holds an informational meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31. All community members along with local faith, government and nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the meeting, held at the Church of Jesus Ch


Northfield: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

NORTHFIELD, MN — Looking for a new home, and want the latest listings on what's available near you? Need some help finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Fear not! To keep you in the game, we here at Patch have compiled the latest batch of new listings nearby.


Minnesota lawmakers debate snow-day relief as hourly school workers worry about pay

As Minnesota lawmakers debate whether to give schools relief from making up for this year’s long list of weather-related cancellations, many of the state’s school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and other hourly workers are worrying about their paychecks.


County emergency management director provides flooding update

Rice County Emergency Management Director Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz provided the following update on water levels throughout Rice County on Friday morning:. The rivers continue to rise and spread out; albeit slowly which is very good. The Cannon River at County Road 29 and Highway 3 only went up a few


By the numbers: Zip code 56461 in Minnesota has 91st highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

--- Top 300: Zip Codes With Highest Home Vacancy Rates.


Business owners, residents want details on impact of Hwy. 60 road work

The start of one of Faribault’s largest-ever street projects is on the horizon. A nearly $10-million project to reconstruct/repair just over a mile of Highway 60/Fourth Street, one of the city’s main arteries, is set to begin April 1.


Broken dam causes hiccup in Minnesota woman's journey to help flood victims

(FOX 9) - A Minnesota woman's journey to help Nebraska flood victims hit a bump in the road Saturday. Heidi Olson of Houston, Minn. was on her way to drop off supplies to farmers in need, stopping in South Dakota along the way. Olson posted to social media that she was supposed to meet someone in Mu


Daniels' bill would stiffen penalties for repeated unlicensed driving

Rep. Brian Daniels is hoping to decrease the number of habitual offenders driving after a license suspension, revocation or cancellation by increasing penalties. Daniels (R-Faribault) introduced a bill last week in the Minnesota House that would implement progressive increases in fines for repeat of


OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR map highlights winter severity across Minnesota, Seasonal road and trail closures etc.

While not at levels high enough to mark a severe winter, the Winter Severity Index continues to climb across northern Minnesota as snow persists on the landscape. Developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the index—or WSI, for short—is a means of measuring winter conditions based o


Food shelves enter March campaign homestretch

March is as important to food shelves as November and December are to holiday toy drives. Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign bolsters nearly 300 food shelves across the state. Most food shelves in south-central Minnesota take part, and the food drives organized for them factor into how much assist


PHOTOS: Waseca Falls in Championship Game to De La Salle

The Waseca boys basketball team faced the number one seed De La Salle in the Class AAA championship game at the Target Center on Saturday. The Bluejays fought hard but in the end fell to the Islanders 63-56.


TODD HALE: Owatonna's first female fire equipment operator and a grandson to former chief Frank Anderson both now on duty

Two veteran firefighters, Leila Kath and Bob Hager, have been promoted to Fire Equipment Operators with the Owatonna Fire Department and are now serving shift rotation. Leila Kath, an OHS grad, has served the Owatonna Fire Department as a part-time and resident firefighter for the past five years. L


Bridgewater volunteer Jane Tapper is making a difference

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative recently recognized Jane Tapper, volunteer at Bridgewater Elementary School, with the March 2019 “Making a Difference Award.”. The Making a Difference recognition is given out monthly to community members or organizations that help make Northfield an even


Owatonnan To Sing Anthem At Twin’s Opener

. The Minnesota Twins begin their regular season on Thursday, March 28 at Target Field versus the Cleveland Indians. Game time is 3:20pm with a 2:30pm pregame on AM 1390 KRFO. There will be a taste of Owatonna at the game as Owatonnan Har Mar Superstar will sing the National Anthem. Sean Tillman who


MYSTERY SHOT: Where's that in Steele County?

Last week’s Mystery Shot: Central Park in Owatonna. No doubt about it, our regular Mystery Shot participants and aficionados are nothing short of diehard troopers when it comes to not only identifying the place pictured but giving more information than I thought humanly possible given the crop I put


Does Rice County Have A Mountain Lion?

Social media was abuzz the last few days after a posting to the Facebook page Concerned Citizens of Faribault "Because we care for and love this town" about a person seeing "something run across" their "driveway into the woods". The poster knew that it wasn't a deer nor a coyote. Chupacabra? Never s


Probation, restitution ordered in unemployment benefits theft

WASECA — A former manager of a Waseca business who used another worker's identity to steal unemployment benefits was sentenced to probation and restitution. Claudia Mendoza, 36, of Waseca, pleaded guilty to felony unemployment benefits fraud and was sentenced Thursday in Waseca County District Court


PARK AND REC: Changes at Brooktree Golf Course for the 2019 season

The snow is melting and April is just around the corner. It’s spring in Minnesota. For many Steele County residents, this starts the thoughts of swinging a club and hitting a small round ball around Brooktree Golf Course. 2019 brings some exciting changes to the course.