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The Irish have an eloquent way about them and their blessings are almost like poetry. It seems they have a blessing or toast for every occasion and every celebration including those that hallmark the milestones in life. From greetings to marriage and even death, a well-expressed verse in the form...

Union Pacific employees work to rerail a train that derailed on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Montgomery. (Wade Young photo)

A Union Pacific train derailed at Oak Avenue SE at approximately 2 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 12. The incident blocked the intersection for more than two hours. The train’s two locomotives were pulling three cars southbound on the tracks when the derailment occurred. According to Mike Jaixen, Sr....

Trojan Aaron Adamson, #29, gets control of the puck during New Prague’s home game in Adapted floor hockey on Monday, Feb. 7. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague adapted floor hockey team defeated Burnsville/Lakeville/Farmington, 8-2, Monday, Feb. 7 to remain undefeated. Ray Parker led the Trojan offense with four goals. Aaron Adamson and Dylan Raaen each scored two goals. “We knew heading into this game that it was going to be tough,...
Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn. of Blue Earth, died Thursday night at age 59 of kidney cancer, his wife said in a Facebook post. Hagedorn represented the Minnesota’s First Congressional District, that includes 21 counties from South Dakota to Wisconsin, along the Iowa border. The district covers much...
Thomas F. Simon, age 75 of Lonsdale, passed away Friday, February 11th, 2022 at Reflections of Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Tom was born on November 8th, 1946 in Northfield, Minnesota to Raymond & Ann Skluzacek Simon. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet; children,...
John (Jake) “Pops” Keohen, age 83, of Montgomery, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather left this earth to join his heavenly Father on February 8th, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kay; his sons, John “Jake”, Pete, Matt, Tim’s widow, Diana;...
If gratitude can seep into your blood, my February blood donations are brimming with it. My daughter Anna required multiple blood transfusions during her open heart surgery, a a procedure she underwent when she was just seven months old. So, if my blood donation day happens to fall in February (the...

Owen Akerlund, second grade (left) and Drew Haroldson, fourth grade, work on their puzzle at the Buddy Puzzle Competition on Thursday, Feb. 3. (Wade Young photo)

Second-grader Graham Velishek likes assembling puzzles. Once he put together a three-dimensional version of the Eiffel Tower. “It was up to my neck, at least!” Velishek stated. The son of Laura and Andy Velishek used his puzzling skills with partner fourth grader Hayden Akerlund to win the Most...

TCU’s Brant Lemieux (left) at 132 pounds, works to beat St. Peter’s Evan Walter in the third period of his round of the TCU Quad. 

The TCU Wrestling Team hosted a Quad Meet on Friday with visiting schools Sibley East, St. Peter and Marshall. The TCU team faced off and beat Sibley East and St. Peter, but fell to Marshall in a close match. TCU 51 - Sibley East 19 TCU 39 - St Peter 33 TCU 32 - Marshall 34 St. Peter 56 - Sibley...
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