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The nomination period for the Foley Area Chamber of Commerce 2024 Citizen of the Year Award will close soon. Chamber members and the general public are invited to nominate Foley residents and …

The Benton County Board approved a state comprehensive plan for corrections at its April 2 meeting. Last May, Gov. Tim Walz signed a sweeping public safety omnibus bill into law. The legislation …

On a spring day as hot as any the state of Minnesota has experienced so far in 2024, Foley’s Unified Club hosted a special way of cooling off. The club put on a Polar Plunge event April 5, …

Foley city staff recently entered contract renegotiations with garbage hauler Republic Services despite the company backing out of a previously agreed extension option. Before council members …

Embracing the role of a dairy princess or ambassador is a journey filled with unique experiences far beyond donning smiles and sashes at festivals. The honor involves using highly honed public …

Benton County is participating in a free regional pilot program to improve weather radar coverage. Commissioners unanimously approved April 2 a one-year trial contract with Kentucky-based …

Despite being at a four-day educational event more than 1,000 miles away last month, two Benton County 4-H sisters felt right at home surrounded by youth who shared their scientific passions. …

Benton County is now charging more for routinely boarding jail inmates coming from other counties. Commissioners unanimously agreed to increase the per-inmate rate from $55 to $80 earlier this …

Art worth chirping about

When Tanya Piatz steps into her backyard, inspiration does not take long to come flying by. What started as a deep admiration for creatures fluttering overhead has developed into an …

The timeline for Foley’s housing development aspirations recently accelerated thanks to a $500,000 investment from the Benton County Board of Commissioners for related infrastructure needs. …

Winter all at once

After an uncharacteristically dry winter, clouds dumped more than a foot of snow upon Foley and surrounding communities during the early days of spring, March 21-26. The St. Cloud area storm …

After six negotiation meetings and 260 days with an expired contract, the Foley School Board approved a two-year settlement with Foley United Educators during a March 18 board meeting at Foley …

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