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Foley’s Wyatt Wall (left) is declared the winner of the 133-pound true second match at the Section 6AA individual tournament Feb. 24 at Annandale High School in Annandale. Wall will make his first-ever appearance at the Minnesota State High School League Class AA Wrestling State Tournament March 1.

Wrestling tough

In the words of Foley wrestling head coach Chris Ratke: “Wrestling is a tough sport. A lot of commitment goes into this. It can get emotional.” That core emotional component of the …

Stillwater competition successful for archers 

The Foley Falcons archery club were split up in some capacity this past weekend. Kara Reding seized third place in the high school girls division at the Albany Huskies Tournament Feb. 24 at …
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DUELM — The Duelm Lions Club invited 175 seniors from the community to a third annual Valentine-themed lunch Feb. 10 at St. Lawrence Church Hall of Duelm.  Each guest received a …
Crime & Public Safety
Broken window could lead to time behind bars FOLEY — A Minneapolis man is facing five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after breaking a window in downtown Foley. Joshua James …
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Q&A News on the Streets
Significant technological breakthroughs in recent years have thrust the topic of artificial intelligence into headlines and discussions affecting a broad range of industries. Nvidia, an American …
Community Stars
Students earn degrees MENOMONIE, Wis. — Alex Foss , of Foley, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout …
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Marijuana use by teens

Understanding what teens are thinking can be a mystery for any parent or family member. It would be much easier if teens came with a set of instructions or were more open in their communication. …

Wolves in Benton County

For no single reason I can point to (even for my own understanding) I’ve always been partial to the presence of wildlife in the area where I’ve spent my lifetime. I admit that when a …

An ode to bean water

Coffee is a globally admired beverage known for its pleasant aroma, deeply rich taste and caffeine buzz that has an addictive hold on much of the world’s population. Beginning in March, a …
Obituaries
John S. Holewa
John Stanley Holewa, age 92, of Avon, formerly of Foley, passed away in his home Feb. 21, 2024, of natural causes. He spent his last days as he spent many of his days - surrounded by family and …
John Stofflet
John Stofflet, age 70, of Oak Park, passed away Feb. 3, 2024, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. Visitation …
Alden E. Secord
Alden Secord, age 86, of Foley, passed away Feb. 2, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at St. John’s Catholic Church in …
Darrell W. Melby
Funeral services were Feb. 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dixville for Darrell W. Melby, age 75, who passed away Jan. 26, 2024, at his home. He was surrounded by his family and wife Sharen …
Daniel P. Gorecki
Daniel Gorecki, age 69, of Foley, passed away Jan. 25, 2024, at his home of natural causes. A gathering of friends and relatives will take place from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at the Foley Funeral …