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  • ‘Nightmare’ returns to Fountain

    The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s “Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn.” For the fifth year, this spooky non-profit fundraiser is set to chill and thrill patrons. 

  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating with ideas for the repurposing of the Peterson Middle School on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the middle school lunch room. 

  • The trail crosses through woods as well as prairie, and the fall colors are beautiful in both.  On sunny days with a blue sky above, it is easy to love living in Minnesota,” said Bluff Country Hiking Club (BCHC) member Jennifer Bradt, anticipating the final hike of the year on the BCHC-maintained Lost Creek Hiking Trail, slated for Saturday, Oct. 31.

  • Local veterans to discuss Vietnam War as 1968 exhibit comes to an end

    The year 1968 is not only remembered for its Summer of Love, but also when the Vietnam War reached a flashpoint.

  • Josephine Tieskotter of Harmony, author of "My First Kiss Was From a Nun" will be at the Harmony Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • The Spring Valley Historical Society’s fall tour of homes will take visitors to three spots in the woods along or near Bear Creek north of Spring Valley.

  • It is that time of year again, when the wind blows a little cooler and brings with it an air of Knight pride as the festivities for Kingsland’s homecoming begin. 
  • Star of stage, screen performing shows in Spring Grove this weekend

    As lead singer for the band Clear Light, Cliff DeYoung spent the late 1960s appearing at packed venues, making music alongside legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Doors. He went on to appear steadily on Broadway (“Hair,” “Sticks and Bones”), in movies (“Harry and Tonto,” “Glory”) and numerous television series (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “JAG,” “The West Wing”).

  • Chatfield’s history comes  to life during Heritage Day

    “Charles Culver was 12 years old when he became the drummer for one of the companies raised in Chatfield by his father during the Civil War.  When he saw the Civil War soldiers drilling in the park, and he really liked the drummer, so he was made the company’s drummer boy,” explained retired Olmsted County judge Robert Birnbaum. Smartly dressed in a red bow tie this past Saturday, Birnbaum portrayed Culver in front of the downtown Chatfield building that is now Adourn, giving citizens and visitors to Chatfield a different perspective on the town’s heritage during Heritage Day.     

  • Benefit being held for young son of Spring Valley native

    Spring Valley native Sarah Mergen, daughter of Steven and Susan Laack of Spring Valley, and her family have spent the last year learning to adapt their lifestyle due to their youngest family member’s illness.

  • First Lanesboro motel celebrates  milestone under new ownership

    After 25 years under its original ownership, Lanesboro's first motel, A Guest Hus, celebrates that milestone anniversary under new ownership. Mary and Merlin Thoen sold their motel to Drue Fergison and her husband, Ralph, a few months ago.

  • As the fall season makes its way into the area, St. Ignatius Catholic Church of Spring Valley is preparing for its 40th annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13.

  • Wykoff harvest-themed steeple  race back for another run Sept. 26

    The Great Wykoff Steeple Race will be back for a second run during the Wykoff Fall Fest celebration Saturday, Sept. 26.

  • Fundraiser for Caledonia fire chief set for Saturday

    When longtime Caledonia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chuck Gavin was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) late in 2014, his friends rallied in support.

  • The summer months are coming to a close, but the towns along the Root River Trail System will hold the three-weekend Taste of the Trail event rounding out the summer and celebrating the beginning of fall. Before students get completely immersed in homework and school activities, families can take a break by riding the bike trail and getting a taste of each town.

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