CannonBelles Cheese Wins Second Place at the American Cheese Society 2024 Conference for Their Grim Reaper Cheddar

CANNON FALLS, MN, JULY 11, 2024 – CannonBelles Cheese proudly announces their Grim Reaper Cheddar has won second place at the prestigious American Cheese Society (ACS) 2024 Conference. This …

Early Voting for Primary Election

Early voting in Primary Election June 28 through August 12 Rice County voters can vote early in the Primary Election now through August 12 at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street in the …

Rice County Students Compete at State Envirothon

Around 100 students representing high schools from all over the state of Minnesota gathered at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota to test their knowledge of …

Nerstrand Fire and Rescue Participates in Full-Scale Exercise

In May, Nerstrand Fire & Rescue participated in a full-scale exercise in partnership with the MN DNR, Rice-Steele 911 Center, and Rice County Sheriff’s Office Drone/K-9/Emergency Management Teams. …
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Loneliness can have a serious impact on the life span of seniors. When older adults feel isolated or alone, it can lead to both physical and mental health problems. Studies have shown that lonely …
Are you familiar with the game – JENGA? This game challenges you to see how many pieces you can carefully remove before the entire tower collapses. It is amazing how many pieces can be removed from …
Both Monica and Claudia were more adept at construction projects than the average suburban gal. Our father was an architect and engineer – always working on some building or mechanical project when …
Obituaries
Barbara Jean Story
Barbara Jean Story, age 84, of Kenyon died on Monday, June 24, 2024, at her home. Memorial services was held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Kenyon United Methodist Church. Reverend Dr. …
Cheri Haak-Bogue
Cheri Haak-Bogue, age 67, of Dennison died peacefully in Faribault on January 22, 2024 surrounded by loved ones.   She is survived by her husband Kyle, sons Isaac, Kyle Jr. (Leslie), …
Nathan J. Thomas
Nathan J. Thomas, age 30 of Dundas, MN passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Nathan, the son of John (Judy) Thomas and Marcia Thompson, was …
Elaine Hope
Elaine Hope, age 94 of Northfield, passed away peacefully, at her home, on May 13, 2024. Elaine Ovidia (Remme) Hope was born March 27, 1930, on the family farm in Holden Township, Goodhue County, …
Dennis J. Woods
Dennis J. Woods, age 74, of Nerstrand, MN, passed away May 30, 2024, at his home following an extended illness. Dennis John was born on April 26, 1950, in Faribault, MN, the son of Francis and …
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Bold.org used Pew Research Center and Federal Reserve data to examine the earning disparities between first-generation students and their peers.
The Daily Yonder reports that for years, rural Republican state legislators have bucked the party's support for funneling public funds into private schools through education vouchers, but now Republican leaders are ramping up pressure on these holdouts.
Rula shares tips for breaking the cycle of catastrophic thinking.
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At the tender age of 12, Joe Johnson decided on a career in emergency services. The circumstances were far from ideal for Rice County’s new Director of Emergency Services. While firefighters and …
Kenyon Country Club, a beautiful sixty-four acre hidden gem. Founded in 1926, the grounds and clubhouse have continued to be revisited . It is alive more than ever, as the upcoming spring season …
Greetings to District 3, I want to start with a big Thank you to all our Veterans and active military. Giving your life for your country is the ultimate sacrifice and I am so appreciative of all …
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Do safer cars mean cheaper insurance? The answer might surprise you
CheapInsurance.com explores the newest automobile safety features to understand how they make driving safer and how it might, or might not, influence your car insurance costs.
New study reveals 5 health topics that unite Republicans, Democrats, and Independents
Hims surveyed more than 5,000 individuals to determine the five health topics that connect Americans across party lines.
Best golf course in every state, according to golfers
PrimePutt compiled the best golf course in every state using data from Tripadvisor as of April 2024.
Out-of-school suspensions can do more harm than good, data shows
Study.com used National Center for Education Statistics data and other sources to examine the racial disparities of out-of-school suspensions.
A guide to power of attorney for elderly parents
Caring.com explains the benefits of having a power of attorney in place for elderly parents.