Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Memorial Day activities are scheduled throughout the local area on Monday including the dedication of the Byron Veterans Memorial. The memorial has been in the works for more than a decade, organizers said. Byron’s Memorial Day activities will begin with a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Byron Cemetery...
Matt Brekke wants to be the Mayor of Byron one day. He’s made no secret about it. But for now, and for the foreseeable future, he’s helping the community in a new way as the Utilities Superintendent for the city. Brekke’s career in public works began in Byron over two decades ago, beginning his...
An Owatonna business owner is taking over as the new city hall chief in West Concord, according to Mayor Jeffrey E. McCool. “I am pleased to announce that Paula Even Trenda has accepted the position of City Administrator for the City of West Concord,” McCool wrote on his Facebook page. “Ms. Trenda...
It’s all about home town, and family. That’s what Lexie Faro says about her family’s new business, The Kickback, which occupies the former Smiling Moose location in downtown Kasson. The new restaurant had a soft opening with an active drive-through in May, and they plan to open indoor seating at...
Bill Kase lived in Plainfield, Ill., then a small town and now a suburb on the west side of Chicago, until he was 12 years old with his four siblings. When his father got a different job, the family moved to Duluth. He played clarinet in the Duluth East High School concert and marching band plus...
It was time for a spring fling last Saturday in Mantorville. Ongoing road construction may have somewhat limited attendance but the annual event still drew people to Riverside Park.Above, left, Cabin Fever entertained those who stopped by the Senior Citizen Center for lunch. Above right, Kevin...
Hayfield Grocery has now added hardware items to its stock. The store has set aside a portion of the facility and is now carrying a limited supply of hardware items. The store, formerly Ryan’s, has been under new ownership since last December when it was purchased by Albert Lea businessman Victor...
Egan Company, a specialty contractor and systems integrator with a Rochester presence, announced the construction of a new prefabrication facility in Kasson. The facility is expected to be completed and operational by January 2025. Recognizing a need to support growth, the 40,000 square foot...
On a unanimous vote the Kasson Mantorville School Board approved a contract between the District and the K-M Principals Association, during its most recent meeting. For the current school year, Elementary School Principal Courtney Frie will be paid $122,970, Middle School Principal will be paid $...
We are finally coming to the last few days of session. We will be working through the weekend, hearing bills on the floor today, Saturday, and Sunday until midnight. Monday will be the last day of this year’s session, and this biennium of the legislature will officially come to a close. Bills are...

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