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The fires still burning Thursday, May 25, at the Rice County landfill.

Rice County officials are continuing to respond to a fire at the county’s landfill solid waste facility at East 145th Street in rural Dundas. The fire began in the landfill portion of the solid waste facility shortly after it closed for the evening on Monday, May 22. The cause of the fire has yet...

United States Geological Survey modified graphic
The Middle Cannon River Watershed shown with the sub watersheds that are involved in the Farmers Protecting Bridgewater Streams Project in Bridgewater Township.

A number of entities came together to implement the Farmers Protecting Rice Creek Project in the Rice Creek watershed in 2018. The project expanded to include parts of Heath and Wolf Creek watersheds in 2021 and was renamed the Farmers Protecting Bridgewater Streams Project (FPBSP). Rice Creek is...

Screenshots of using the Transit app that is the focus of the pilot project from MnDOT. The home screen of the Transit app when you bring it up will show your location and available transit options that you can select (left). You can choose two destinations to see available options as well (right center). For either option when you select them, it will show you options and prices, if available (center left), or the available options and how to book them (right).

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) launched a $1.9 million test pilot that aims to improve public transportation needs across western and southern rural Minnesota. If the test pilot goes well, it could be expanded state-wide and improved upon. “This is a huge step forward for rural...
Barbara J. Everson, 73, lifelong resident of New Prague, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in their hospice care unit in Shakopee, MN. She was born on September 23, 1948, in New Prague, MN, to Edward and Evelyn Kohout. Barbara was married to Tom Everson...

Multiple fire departments battle the early morning fire that destroyed The Funky Munkey restaurant in Waterville, Saturday morning, March 26.

The Waterville Fire Department was called to a fire at The Funky Munkey restaurant in Waterville early Saturday morning, March 26. According to a firefighter at the scene, the call was made at approximately 3 a.m. People in the nearby apartments were evacuated. Elysian Fire, Madison Lake Fire,...

A city work crew briefly blocked off a section of Waterville's Main Street after large branches downed power lines, Wednesday morning, July 28.

Rain and high winds blasted through the area Wednesday morning, July 28, causing damage. Tree damage in various areas has been reported. A city work crew briefly blocked off a section of Waterville's Main Street after large branches downed power lines. The forecast for the day calls for more storms...
Four people lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident in Le Sueur County’s Sharon Township, Sunday night, July 25. According to a press release issued by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, the crash occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Le Sueur County Road 15...
A respected Czech Country supper club has become the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, announcing its permanent closure on Thursday. The Lakeside Supper Club, located on Lake Pepin on Highway 13/21 between Montgomery and New Prague, has been closed since the initial COVID-19 "stay at home...
A man from Belle Plaine died in a boating accident on Saturday in Le Sueur County. According to Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason, deputies responded to a call at 9:45 a.m. on November 28, 2020, at the Clear Lake public access in Lexington Township for a report of a capsized duck hunting boat...
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