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Editor’s note: The Benton County News last updated this developing story the morning of March 20. FOLEY – At a Foley City Council meeting March 7, council member Deb Mathiowetz raised concerns that the state’s bonding bill, because of GOP opposition, will once again fail to pass in this year’s legislative session.

ST. CLOUD – Most people do not realize how ecologically savvy America’s farmers are, said Bryan Stanek, managing director at Compeer Financial, who presented to a crowd at the Central Minnesota Farm Show Feb. 28.

FOLEY – Beneath the gentle glow of sunlight at The Gardens at Foley, newly minted 100-year-old smiles softly as he recalls his storied past March 13, exactly 100 years since he was born. Throughout his 100 years, Litfin has navigated the turbulent currents of history...

Level 3 sex offender moves to Foley

FOLEY – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Minnesota Department of Corrections to hold a meeting at the Foley High School auditorium March 15 regarding Brent Christopher Rahm, a level 3 predatory sex offender...

FOLEY – Whenever somebody is wondering what is happening in Foley, many in the “Foley, MN Community Happenings” Facebook page believe they have the answers. The group’s founder, Caryn McLaughlin-Freeman, as well as the moderators and members of the group, have created a digital haven for everything Foley related....

Growing together

FOLEY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, an organization devoted to helping youth in local communities, recently chose Foley High School senior Matthew Rothfork as central …

FOLEY – Even before the trials and tribulations of the coronavirus pandemic, it was rare that the Foley Lions Club would fundraise more than $10,000 in a year. After the pandemic, the local …

FOLEY   –   Great River Regional Library is back on track with key programs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Benton County commissioners learned more about 2022 library …

Foley council discusses No Mow May

FOLEY – Although they did not pass the resolution at a March 7 council meeting, the Foley City Council, now with newly-appointed Council Member Brandon Voit filling the formerly vacant seat, …

Give credit its due

FOLEY – At any given time, but especially during Credit Education Month, Sara Tiahrt said financial literacy is critical to a consumer’s fiscal health. Often times, that starts with their …

Home Sweet Home

FOLEY – It was not technically a homecoming when Bridget Lensing moved from Texas to Foley in July of last year. She has never lived in Foley before, and she only knew of the city by the …

Mark Priglmeier’s perfect flying day starts with a simple breakfast aloft. “A banana and coffee complete my routine,” he said. “Then, I grin ear-to-ear and watch the …

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