Bluff Country Reader

02/05/2019 - 10:07am
A Land Stewardship Project (LSP) workshop called, “Cover Crops, No-Till & Grazing: Evaluating the Economics and First Steps to Improving Soil” will be held Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the St. Columban Church in Preston. It will...

Chatfield News

GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS Rocky Burnett has accepted the position of ambulance director as longtime director Sue Kester plans to retire in April.
02/15/2019 - 9:54am
It’s Rocky Burnett’s lucky day. “I started with the city as the emergency medical services (EMS) support person and assistant deputy clerk on Feb. 9, 2015, and will start as the new ambulance director on Feb. 9, 2019,” Burnett said, pleased to take...

News Leader

PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM RICHARDSON Zeb Hermanson committed suicide on July 28, 2018, at the age of 28. He was dearly loved by his extended family and was cherished friend to many in southeastern Minnesota.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHELLE JOHNSON Sporting Team Zeb shirts in Zeb Hermanson’s favorite color of purple, friends and family participate in a suicide prevention walk last September.

PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM RICHARDSON Since her son’s suicide, Kim Richardson of Chatfield, in front at right, has participated in several walks that raise awareness for mental illness. She is shown above with family members at the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) walk this past fall. In front are her sister, Shelle Johnson of Harmony, and Richardson. In back are her sons, Sawyer Haagenson and Scout Haagenson, their friend, Eli Riley, and Kim’s husband, Steve Richardson.
02/15/2019 - 7:27am
Gathered around a dining room table on a recent Sunday afternoon, a mother, an aunt, a grandmother and a stepfather remembered one of the most important people in their lives. They described Zeb Hermanson as an affectionate young man who wasn’t...

Spring Grove Herald


GRAPHIC BY LOWCARBSPARK.COM This food pyramid explains the breakdown of food choices to support a ketogenic diet.
02/15/2019 - 7:21am
A new diet trend has people testing the waters of the keto diet. A ketogenic (or keto, for short) diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb way of eating. Does it work for everyone? Probably not, but some say it's helped them lose weight and...

Spring Valley Tribune

02/05/2019 - 10:51am
The Kingsland Athletic Booster Club will be holding a Fan Appreciation Night during the Monday, Feb. 11, boys basketball game at home against Fillmore Central. In addition to the action on the floor, Kingsland youth basketball players will be...

Tri-County Record

Pictured is the winning piece in the 10-14 age group, which was created by Mariya Sa- dovskaia of Russia. This year, Houston’s International Owl Center art contest had 4,444 entries from 37 countries and 20 U.S. states, a signi cant increase from the 700 contest entries in 2018.
02/07/2019 - 12:30pm
Need proof that Houston’s International Owl Center does indeed receive attention around the globe? Consider the recently held children’s art contest.  “We had 4,444 pieces come in from 37 countries and 20 U.S. states for this year’s contest,” said...


02/15/2019 - 10:37am
The Chatfield girls’ basketball team had their best week of the season, with wins over Kingsland (66-54) and Cannon Falls (62-54) and a single loss to Southland (50-35). The team goes into the final week of regular-season play with a 6-17 record, 3-...