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Springfield Class of 1957

The Springfield Class of 1957 held their 66th reunion at Tommy’s in Springfield on Saturday, August 19. Back Row (L to R): Dennis Newman, David Nelson, Norbert Wenish, Kermit Thompson, John Utz, Dave Peichel and Lois (Helget) Schley. Front Row (L to R): Bonnie (Bielen) Wells, Bob Runck, ...

GFW school board appoints 2 new members

GIBBON — After interviews with five appointed board member candidates Monday, the Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School Board appointed George Grosam of Fairfax and Kathi Gruenhagen of Gibbon to fill board seats that expire Dec. 31, 2023. Supt. Dr. Jeff Horton said the new board members will ...

Concern for the needy grows into outdoor concert

NEW ULM — Hundreds of people heard a variety of music at the Party on the Pond at Zinniel Utility Contracting in the northwest corner of New Ulm Saturday. The music was mellow at first with Chris Bertrand doing Arlo Gutherie and The Grateful Dead covers with his accoustic guitar before doing ...

LaFramboise descendent details U.S.-Dakota War outside of NU

NEW ULM — A descendent of fur trader and Sioux interpreter Joseph LaFramboise spoke about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 at Fort Ridgely and Birch Coulee battlefields in great detail at the Brown County Museum Annex Thursday. “My roots run deep. I was born two miles west of Fort Ridgely,” ...

TH 15 paving through Lewisville begins

MANKATO – Motorists are advised that paving on State Highway 15 from Martin County Road 54 to the south interchange of Highway 15/60 near Madelia began this week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists can expect lane and ramp closures along with brief delays ...

Simple process, big impact

LAKE BENTON — It was a simple process — but one that could have a big impact for Minnesota soybean farmers, Bob Worth said. Worth, the president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and a Lake Benton area farmer, recently enrolled in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality ...