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  • Timber-framed barn ready  for 33rd antique power show
      The Root River Antique & Historical Power Association’s members yelled “Timber!” and the barn went up. The timber-framed barn that has been under construction for the past several years at the Root River Antique & Historical Power Association (RRAHPA) grounds just outside of Spring Valley is nearly finished, said association president Les Radcliffe.
  • History center getting ‘groovy’ as  traveling exhibit stops in Fountain

    A special traveling Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) exhibit, “Coming of Age, The 1968 Generation,” will be on display at the Fillmore County History Center (FCHC) from Tuesday, July 7, through Oct. 3. A special opening reception will be held at the history center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

  • Disney trip creates  memories to last a lifetime
    For many reasons, the recent Spring Grove band and choir trip to Florida and Disney World was one the students will always remember. For some, it was a first time traveling outside the tristate area, to others it was traveling to a place that was full of adored characters, to others it was a final trip with classmates as their high school careers have been completed, and to another it was about saving a life.
  • B’s Honey is one sweet treat

    “I’ve been doing this probably close to 15 years now, and it was supposed to be a hobby.  You know how hobbies go…you sometimes get carried away,” said rural Chatfield resident Kosnopfal. He was thumping down the road in his “bee-mobile,” a well-worn Chevrolet Suburban with a back end filled with coffee cans, boxes, hive parts, burlap, jute twine, utility knives, gloves, screwdrivers, pliers, bags, bits of string, jars and other things he might need to tend to his buzzing hobby.

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  • Twins Talk: Quite an endeavor by Trevor Plouffe

    Trevor Plouffe has developed into a solid major league third baseman. Trevor was drafted in 2004 after an All-American high school career, chosen in the first round (20th overall) by the Twins as a shortstop. Through the years as he learned his craft in the minors, he was occasionally called up to the Twins when someone was injured. But he would bounce around, playing every position — from short to third, second, first, and even a stint in the outfield.

  • Big guys, little guys busy on the diamonds

        There were a half dozen Little League baseball games last week while area men enjoyed their third week of action in the Canton Men's Softball League.

  • Central Legion team hosts East-West challenge
      Over this past weekend, the (Fillmore Central/Lanesboro) Central Falcons Legion baseball team hosted an East-West “round-robin” challenge, with three teams from the West (Dodge Center, Byron and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton) taking on three teams from the East (Central, Lewiston and Caledonia).   

    In the spring of 2013, I wrote a column suggesting the time was right for Minnesota to legalize same-sex marriage. After it was published, I was prepared for repercussions.


    I’ve been staring at my computer screen for about a half hour, trying to come up with some entertaining story, some piece of wisdom or even words of nonsense that could at least fill the page.

  • Interstate 90 is the main east-west thoroughfare through southern Minnesota. The four-lane highway has a speed limit of 70 miles per hour to get people to where they want to go in the quickest time. The only real bends in the road are two large curves to edge up closer to Rochester near the airport. The aim of interstates is to get near larger cities to make it more efficient for the greatest number of people, although they also tend to avoid the heart of cities to avoid wasting valuable travel time for people passing by the cities.


    The 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride will soon be coming through the Spring Valley area as 120 cyclists and 33 volunteers begin the 500-mile journey through southern Minnesota on July 12.

  • On Sunday, June 28, the Rushford Municipal Airport will be a flurry of activity, as the third annual southeast Minnesota Jumps for Hope skydiving event will take place. More than three-dozen persons have signed up to jump out of a plane at over 10,000 feet for a breath-taking tandem skydiving experience. The first jumps will take place around 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

  • Trail Days committee promises ‘good,  clean fun’ on Saturday night in Fountain

    “Scott Novotny is sponsored by The First State Bank of Fountain and Root River State Bank,” stated First State Bank employee and Fountain Trail Days organizer Julie Gade. “The Fountain Trail Days Committee invites you to join in the fun of Trail Days on the evening of Saturday, June 27, at the community center for a live show by Scott Novotny.”

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