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Lakeview School District ‘hoping for good turnout’ at polls

COTTONWOOD — Voters in the Lakeview School District will be heading to the polls today, as the school faces a two-question building bond referendum that could carry a total cost of up to $10.8 million. The referendum would fund a variety of updates to the older part of the Lakeview school ...

SE Fishing Derby takes place with restrictions

SLEEPY EYE — Edward Lund of Franklin cut an ice fishing hole with his power auger on Sleepy Eye Lake Sunday as the Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club 39th Annual Fishing Derby took place with restrictions. “I fish any chance I can get. It’s my first time fishing in this tournament, “ Lund ...

Fan ‘energy’ returns

MARSHALL — The Recreation/Athletic Facility Gym at Southwest Minnesota State University had an unfamiliar buzz for this weekend’s slate of women’s basketball games against Augustana University. For the first time this season, up to 150 family members were permitted to attend Friday and ...

Holy Redeemer adapts

MARSHALL — A lot has changed for local schools this year, and Holy Redeemer School is no different. But while students and staff have been social distancing and making use of distance learning technology, they’ve still found ways to learn and grow in faith together, principal Josh ...

Agriculture specialty plate draws support

ST. PAUL — A bill authored by Minnesota Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood, that would create an agriculture specialty themed license plate cleared a hurdle in the Senate last week. The Senate Transportation Committee passed the legislation, drawing bipartisan support, according to Dahms. The new ...

Third time’s the charm for Lynd broadband project

LYND — After years of work and multiple tries, the city of Lynd finally got some good news late last week when Woodstock Communications was awarded a state grant to bring improved broadband internet to the community. “We’ve been trying for the grant for three years. We looked at it ...