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Ellendale Fire Department Fundraiser a Success

Support was great with a full house at the Community Center for the Ellendale Fire Department on Wednesday night. Money was raised to benefit the Ellendale Fireman Relief Association. Some of the support also came from firemen from surrounding towns, including Geneva

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Apply now for River Bend Nature Center Deer Hunt

Deer hunters may apply now to be part of River Bend Nature Center’s deer management hunt in November. The hunt is archery-only. Archers can obtain an application by downloading it and accompanying materials from River Bend’s website at rbnc

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Children can get a taste of life in a one-room school house during the historical society's program on Sept. 3. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
Children can get a taste of life in a one-room school house during the historical society's program on Sept. 3. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Steele County Historical Society Events for Kids and Music Fans

The Steele County Historical Society will host its free children's program on Sept. 3. An outdoor Americana music concert is Sept. 4. 

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Worker Killed at Vikings Stadium Site Grew Up in Faribault

The worker killed after a 50-foot fall at the US Bank Stadium construction site in Minneapolis was identified by family members as 35-year-old Jeramie Gruber of Northfield.

Gruber grew up in Faribault and leaves behind a wife

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The Early Edition Rotary Club's 10th annual corn feed raises money for several programs. Thinkstock
The Early Edition Rotary Club's 10th annual corn feed raises money for several programs. Thinkstock
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Owatonna Early Edition Rotary Club’s Corn Feed is September 1

Enjoy some great sweet corn and support a number of programs at the Early Edition Rotary Club's 10th annual corn feed Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Eagles Club in Owatonna.

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View some really cool planes this Saturday.
View some really cool planes this Saturday.
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Run The Runway For Steele County Veterans

Show your support for Steele County veterans by taking part in the John Klatt Run the Runway at the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport. Registration begins at 5PM Saturday, Aug. 29, with a Kids Fun Run registration at 7:15PM and the run at 7:30PM

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Benefit Prize For Caledonia Fire Chief Stolen

Caledonia, in southeastern Minnesota, is known for its good sports teams and good hearts. They had put together a raffle to raise money for their ailing fire chief, who is suffering from ALS. According to KSTP TV, a benefit was being planned for Sept

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Minnesota State Patrol Plans Increased DWI Patrols Through Labor Day

If you are traveling for the Labor Day weekend, be aware that there will be increased patrols looking for impaired drivers. Those patrols will be out Aug. 21 through Labor Day.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in the past five years, 479 people have lost their lives in drunken driving-related crashes in Minnesota

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4H students are still competing in the poultry department at the fair even though no animals are being brought in. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
4H students are still competing in the poultry department at the fair even though no animals are being brought in. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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No Live Poultry at the Fair, but the 4-H Judging Goes On

There are no chickens or other live poultry at the Steele County Fair this year, or any other fair in the state. But Steele County 4-H students are still competing for ribbons.

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Bluebird Cakery Coming to Faribault

Bluebird Cakery in Faribault starts a kickstarter campaign for a retail store. According to their press release, starting in October there will be a new storefront in downtown Faribault. Bluebird Cakery will be hatching a new plan to continue serving Faribault customers after the farmers market ends

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