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Fair goes on despite year of obstacles

Putting together the state’s largest county fair is no easy task in a normal year.

Iconic sign relit at Lansing Corners

Two years ago, new Lansing Corners owners Tammy and Ward Jeno said, "We want to bring Lansing Corners back to it

Downtown Thursday a hit for area residents

With crowds rolling into downtown and beautiful blue skies above, the premiere of Owatonna’s Downtown Thursday event

FFA members ready to share activities at fair

The Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America chapter will be telling Steele County Fair visitors about their activi

'He was like a brother I never had'

In a historic barn located near Litomysl, Mike Cassen, 68, leaned on his cane and tearfully looked at clippings and p


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150 years and counting

 Named as one of the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s sesquicentennial farms, the Krause family certainly has a story to tell.

A summer pre-fair ritual

Weigh, feed, walk, repeat. 

‘It’s like pirate’s gold’

Cleaning out the attic can sometimes produce some big dividends.

BREAKING NEWS: Murder suspect has printing done in Florida

The Dodge County woman accused of murdering a woman in Florida completed the court-ordered printing in court Wednesda

Meet the Beetles

They’re non-native insects imported from Asia.

Magic entertains young folks during Fourth celebration

There wasn’t a dull moment near the judge’s stand on the Third of July—activities from hula hooping to stick horse ra

Youths help others in far away places

For a moment, in fact for a week, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota moved to Houston, Texas.

BREAKING NEWS: Accused killer ordered to submit to printing

A Florida judge has ordered accused murderer Lois Riess of rural Blooming Prairie to submit the finger printing, palm

Dr. Seuss musical promises an evening of fun at Little Theatre

Oh the things you can think of, if only you might. Like a play full of Seuss, boy what a sight.

Rain doesn't scare avid rib lovers

A little bit of rain, thunder and lightning didn't scare too many rib lovers away from a popular annual event on

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