Bluff Country Reader

Jim Richardson, at left, handed out the judging sheets for the six judges who had the enviable task of sampling the various cuts of barbecued meat during last year’s Canton Day Off Boomer Backyard BBQ Cook-off. The judges, from left, were Nick Prestby, JJ Miller, Mark Roddenberg, Shelia Nordsving, Eric Wilder and Chad Wangen. CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER

First and second place winners of the 2017 Canton Day Off Boomer Backyard BBQ Cook-off include, from left, first place winners The Bergey Boys, Brady, Brock, Don and Brandon Bergey and second place winners Straight Outta Canton, Tracy Snyder, Steve King and Hap Reilly. CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER
08/16/2018 - 10:56am
Why would any sane adult spend an entire night tending to cuts of chicken, pork and beef cooking over a fire for up to 18 hours while camped out in the Minnesota elements? Sometimes they must endure cold and rain, other times it might be a hot,...

Chatfield News

Patrick Drogemuller is looking forward to showing his La Mancha goat at this year’s state fair. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS
08/16/2018 - 9:51am
Three times is a charm, but four times is ma-a-aaa-gic. “I’ve taken her to the fair three times, so this is her fourth year,” said Patrick Drogemuller, a Chatfield Root River Rabbits 4-H member. His prize-winning La Mancha goat, the girl who’s...

News Leader

08/16/2018 - 10:29am
Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates met with the Mabel City Council last Wednesday, Aug. 8, to walk councilmembers through the financing of the incubator building. Bubany noted that temporary financing had been secured for construction, but now...

Spring Grove Herald

At left: New head coach Kody Moore. At right: Seven of the 10 girls basketball coaches at Spring Grove, including Aly Meyer, have coached the Lions to a conference championship.
08/15/2018 - 9:50am
Although his attention this week is on the prolific, high-scoring offense of the defending state champion Spring Grove football team, assistant football coach Kody Moore has recently been named head coach of the Lion basketball girls. After three...

Spring Valley Tribune

08/16/2018 - 9:38am
Members of the Spring Valley Wykoff FFA chapter attended the Olmsted County Fair July 25 and 26 to work at the Miracle of Birth Center. Megan Schultz helped with goats while Anika Reiland and Jacob Welch helped with the pigs. Schultz held baby goats...

Tri-County Record


Pam’s Off Sale Liquor manager Nick Thompson is standing outside the front entrance of Harmony’s newest business on Center Street East. CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER
08/16/2018 - 10:20am
It’s been about a quarter century since the Harmony Municipal Liquor Store closed its doors. Since then, a number of different businesses obtained off-sale liquor licenses from the city and included a scaled down off-sale section in their on-sale...


Submitted photo Pictured above are the Southeast Minnesota Thunder, eighth graders from the region. The Thunder competed at the Division II Championship at the AAU National Summer Classic in Chicago earlier this month.
08/16/2018 - 8:31am
Rushford’s Malachi Bunke and Justin Ruberg were recently named to the All-Star team from the Division II Championship at the AAU National Summer Classic, held earlier this month in Chicago, Ill.   Bunke and Ruberg were members of the Southeast...