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The Foley High School boys tennis team — George Olson (front, from left), Jack Worm, Landon Harris, Gavin Gross, Jackson Gothman and Aaron VanderWeyst; (back, from left) Isaiah Mix, Colton Stangler, Mason Weikert, Cole Rueckert, Lane Stangler, Jack Erkens, Weston Harris, Ellis Hempeck and Joel David — win the Section 6A championship May 21 at Rogers Tennis Club in Rogers. The Falcons will play in the Minnesota State High School League Class A Boys Tennis State Tournament Tuesday, June 4, at Inner City Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

Triple the fun

“Three-peat” can be an overused term in sports vernacular. But after a trio of consecutive Section 6A championships, the Foley boys tennis team is more than fine owning that label. …
Reed Hermanson prepares to field a ground ball against Pierz May 22 at Foley High School in Foley. Hermanson eventually scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch.

Strong down the stretch

With a chance at securing more than a share of the Granite Ridge Conference championship, the Foley Falcons baseball team earned its fourth-straight victory, this time in a neutral setting. The …
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Jim Bruno, Foley
“Continue your education. I give that advice because the more you make yourself worth, the better you will be in the future because the prices of everything are going up. Once you get out in the world, you figure that out fast.”
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The Foley High School Class of 2024 will receive their diplomas Saturday, June 1, in the FHS gym. The commencement ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., and a slideshow featuring the graduates starts at …
Crime & Public Safety
Foley man injured in motorcycle crash ST. CLOUD — A Foley man was injured May 18 when his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a road sign. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, …
Community Stars
Benton County marriage applications FOLEY — The following couples have submitted marriage applications in Benton County. — Curtis Matthew Boser and Kaelyn Hannah Besch , both of …
Keith’s Brickhouse book club attendees — Sally Lloyd (clockwise, from left), Taylor Bilz, Chelsea Markfort and Pennie Molitor — discuss “Dear John” May 22 in Foley. The book club aims to read books and watch movies inspired by the novels.
The Brickhouse book club
Foley’s newest reading group is uniting bookworms and film junkies to answer the age-old question: Which is better, the movie or the book? Chelsea Markfort, chief operating officer of …
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Domestic violence

Recently, I reviewed statistical data for our office’s work by examining the five crimes most reported to our office in 2023. Remarkably, the most reported crime in 2023 was domestic assault. …

The brief history of Pan Motor Company

Minnesotans grumble about highway construction every summer and fall. Our 135,000 miles of public roadways are a major benefit for travelers and are a costly privilege for taxpayers. Within our …

Laugh it off

In many ways, laughter is the universal sound of happiness. From the early stages of life, laughter is a consistent companion. Babies, just a few months old, begin to giggle in delight, a habit …
Obituaries
Judy D. Miller (Michaelson) Monahan
Judy Deanna Miller (Michaelson) Monahan, of Kansas City, Missouri, previously of Morrill, passed away peacefully May 10, 2024, at the age of 84, surrounded by her children.  Judy was born …
Rob Dresow
Rob Dresow, 57, of Big Fork, formally of Foley, passed away May 18, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. There will be a Celebration of Life at 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Mr. Jim’s in …
Janice E. (Blodgett) Spartz
Janice Elaine (Blodgett) Spartz, 81, of Foley, passed away   May 16, 2024.   Janice was born at home and raised in Prescott, Wisconsin. She met her husband of 57 years, Jim Spartz, and …
LeeAnn R. Ziwicki
LeeAnn Rita Ziwicki, 55, of Foley, passed away May 13, 2024, at the Cura Care Center of Monticello. Celebration of Life will be at Mr. Jim’s in Foley at noon May 31. Service with Dignity …
Gary H. Rudnitski 
Gary H. Rudnitski 
There will be a memorial gathering for Gary Rudnitski from 1-5 p.m. June 29 at 8100 Stevens Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420. To RSVP please call or text Peggy at 612-986-1158. F-21-1P