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  • Farmers’ Market Kicks off June 1st
    Going into its fourth season, Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market will once again be slated to serve the local communities on Wednesday afternoons.   A change from past years, the market venue will be located on the green space to the east of the Rushford Area Historical Society Depot Museum at 401 South Elm Street.  Close to downtown, along the bike trail and near two major highways, the market will be open from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm weekly, June through October.  

  • The Spring Grove bands will perform their final concert of the school year on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The event was rescheduled due to the sub-section baseball playoff game in Randolph on the 26th.

  • Musical interpretation of CCC  history set for Tuesday at library
    Historian Bill Jamerson will appear at the Chatfield Public Library on Tuesday, May 31, to present “CCC:  Dollar-A-Day Boys,” a musical and historical interpretation of life in a CCC camp.

  • Auditions are set for Saturday, June 4, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Spring Valley Community Center for Brave Community Theatre’s summer production. 

  • Spring Grove’s annual Syttende Mai weekend is quickly approaching, with festivities to commence this Friday and continuing through Sunday.

  • The summer festival season arrives in southeastern Minnesota each May as Preston hosts Trout Days, Lanesboro is the site of the annual Bluff Country Gathering, Whalan organizes the Stand Still Parade and Spring Grove hosts its annual Syttende Mai celebration. There’s a lot going on and each community showcases the best it has to offer.

  • A dedication ceremony is planned for Minnesota’s newest State Veterans Cemetery in Preston during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The dedication will take place on Sunday, May 29, with prelude music beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a program at 2 p.m.

  • The sixth annual ExpoCulinaria will be held in downtown Rushford on Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • The Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony of Harmony Kids Learning Center! A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at the business’ location at 702 Main Street (Highway 52) in Harmony. The event is open to the public.

  • Dreamery season bursts with variety of performances
    The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative of rural Wykoff offers a 2016 season of performance events that includes one-person plays, music and dance concerts, a barn dance and an operetta.  

  • About 1,000 bicyclists to hit  gravel roads in area this weekend

    Approximately 1,000 bicyclists are heading to Spring Valley this weekend for a day, or days, on the gravel roads, the seventh year that the community has hosted free, self-supported gravel bicycle races.

  • New Grace Place building to host Grand Opening May 17
    Grace Place in Rushford has expanded their organization to the building that formerly housed the Tri-County Record on the corner of Mill and Jessie Streets. The ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening is slated for Tuesday, May 17, at 12:30 p.m.

  • Highway 250 bridge project begins May 9

     “I think everyone here is in agreement that the bridges need to be replaced. I realize that by replacing both bridges in the same project, there will be quite an impact on the residents of the Lanesboro area. But we plan to work with the residents, the outfitters and other businesses that will be directly affected and do everything we can to complete this project as quickly and smoothly as possible.”



  • Historic Forestville to come  alive Saturday with nature walk
    The smells, sights and sounds of spring are awakening in Forestville, the little village that time forgot when the railroad passed it by in 1899. 

  • Now that warm weather is here and is consistent, Senior Men’s Golf League is ready to get underway. According to Lupy Myhro, organizer for the league, season will play will start off on Monday morning, May 2.

Special Session

The Minnesota Legislature was left with some unfinished business after their Sunday deadline passed this week. Do you think Gov. Mark Dayton should call for a special session so the lawmakers can tie up these loose ends?


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