Editor’s note: The following interview took place in Portland Prairie in January of 2011, shortly before the passing of Mildred Thies. We reprint it here in memory of her and her husband, Elmer, who passed away recently at the age of 104. His obituary can be found on page 5.
Bluff Country Family Resources, 114 Main Street, Hokah, MN, is pleased to announce that the 2019 Billboard Design Contest is now open to students in grades K-3rd. Students are asked to design a billboard based on one of the following three topics: we all have responsibility to end child abus…
Head girls basketball coach Scott Sorenson picked up his 300th win in the victory over Roseau on Thursday night during the state tournament. He is joined in celebrating the milestone by his wife Kris, his daughter Amber and his son Kyle. Congratulations Scott on this coaching milestone.
Farmers and community members are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, March 26th at 10am at RockFilter Distillery (113 Maple Drive, Spring Grove). The goal of the discussion is to identify issues happening in the farming community while bringing together regional resources …
The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will hold a public meeting March 25 in Red W…
The fourteenth annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day will be held Tuesday, March 26th at the Steele County Community Center, 1380 S. Elm Avenue in Owatonna. This program aims to provide current, transitioning, and future organic crop producers with additional tools and knowledge to hel…
There are a lot of unknowns for the board of Ma Cal Grove as they prepare for their annual meeting which will be held on Sunday, March 17.
The 142nd annual meeting of Wilmington Mutual Insurance Company was held February 22 at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. 176 policy holders, staff and guests enjoyed an appreciation dinner at noon that was catered by Ivy Grove Café. Music was provided by The Starliters of Spring Grove.
Opinion & Columns
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, farm income has decreased by 46 percent over the last five years. This is extremely troubling to the people of my district. However, increased markets for homegrown biofuels could help reverse that trend.
For Southeast Minnesota seniors, it’s critically important that we have access to affordable, quality healthcare. That’s why I am so thankful that Congressman Jim Hagedorn is standing up for the seniors he represents, supporting patient-driven care so Minnesotans can find the options that wo…
One of this year’s most passionate education debates at the Minnesota Legislature involves a critical question: Who may teach Minnesota’s students?
Have you thought about where you live and why you are living there?
Back in my working days, I really enjoyed my commitments as a full-time editor and manager. However, I also inherited the role of part-time office mom. I will confess that was not my favorite. I hated being the nagging voice about office etiquette, but sometimes it had to be done.
The leaders of an encouraging, new Minnesota education organization range in age (and experience) from 18 to 75. Nevertheless, People for PSEO leaders agree that many more Minnesota students should know about and make use of Minnesota’s laws permitting high school students to challenge thems…