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  • The public weighs in: Residents strongly opposed to frac sand mining in Houston County

    In county government, most public hearings are lightly attended at best. But in spite of a weekday venue and a 10 a.m. start time, that wasn't the case last week in Caledonia.

  • Mabel-Canton School Board accepts revised budget, large donation

    The Mabel-Canton School Board accepted a large donation from the Mabel Business Association, approved a revised budget for the current year and discussed the creation of a School Board Finance Committee at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • Almanzo lives: Gravel bicycle  races returning to Spring Valley

    On May 16, Chris Skogen will be at the starting line of the Almanzo 100 in downtown Spring Valley, just as he has been for the past several years.

  • Fifty years of breaking records

    Rushford native Ernie Tuff has been dubbed the “World’s Fastest Man.” He’s not a runner, he’s not even a racer, he modifies cars and engines to make some of the fastest cars in the world, and he has done this for over 50 years.

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  • Falcon girls lose two one-pointers, get top seed in sub-section

    The Fillmore Central girls basketball team lost a pair of Three Rivers Conference games to Cotter and Caledonia, each by one point: 51-50 to the Ramblers and 49-48 to the Warriors.

  • Gophers qualify six for state tournament
    The Chatfield Gophers wrestling team qualified six individuals for the Minnesota State Class-A Tournament, with competition beginning for them on Friday.   
  • Knights kick’ Burros

    The Kingsland Knights boys basketball team had very little trouble against the Lanesboro Burros, winning 86-56 in the first round of the 1A East Sub-section Tournament. 

  • A great-horned owl flew overhead in a whisper. The sight thrilled my eyes, but was of no more use to my ears than the silent hop of a songbird under my bird feeders. Crows followed after it. There was no whispering done by the crows. They had found the daytime roosting spot of the owl. They chased it from that location with obvious outrage and delight. The great horned owl likely had a nest nearby.

  • Vina Lund, an Ostrander resident who just celebrated her 105th birthday, was asked by a reporter during her birthday party to confirm a story her son told about her dancing with the notorious outlaw, Babyface Nelson, at the Sheep Shed in Wykoff.

  • Friends from Minnesota, Keith and Carol, arrived here in Thailand last week for a two-week visit. We’ve had a lot of fun showing them some of the places and things we enjoy. We also are learning ourselves in the process: it is a great experience to see a place with which we are fairly familiar through new eyes.

  • The dueling piano team of Evan and Wiz will be making a return to the Mabel Community Center on Saturday, March 14, to raise much needed funds for the Mabel-Canton School District.

  • Houston, Minn. is about to become owl city, as the International Owl Center plans for their grand opening during the annual Festival of Owls on March 6-8.

  • Fishing is a popular activity in Minnesota — the land of 10,000 lakes and the state that borders the mighty Mississippi. It is a sport that those brave enough to weather the frigid temperatures can enjoy all year round — though the techniques may differ when one must drill holes in the ice-covered water to access the fish below.

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