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A 67-year-old Foley man died Jan. 5 in a single-vehicle highway rollover crash west of Milaca, the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office reported. Sheriff Kyle Burton said the crash was …

Plowing ahead in Benton County

On days with relentless snowfall and icy conditions that cause drivers to pray before their commute, Kurt Hovde packs lunch around 3:45 a.m. and prepares for a long shift on the roads. For Hovde …

The March 5 presidential primary is less than two months away, and the absentee voting period opens soon. Absentee voting allows people to cast ballots in advance when they will be unable to …

Interest rate drop enthusiasm

In light of a significant drop in mortgage interest rates, prospective area home-seekers are realizing it may be cheaper to own than it is to lease. Depending on their situation, many are …

            Tragedy was averted Friday when a snowmobiler, who had broken through the ice on Little Rock Lake, made it safely to shore. …

Sky’s the limit

For Foley High School senior Ari Dix, nothing beats watching the sky slowly change color as the sun sets over Minnesota from the pilot’s seat of an airplane 4,000 feet above ground. Set to …

The Foley Police Department has seen a 74% increase in call volume over the last six years despite not introducing any full-time positions since 2018. During her annual statistics recap at the …

City, county and state snow removal crews do not have downtime. A mild winter means a shift in focus. When snow does not fly, tree trimming, pothole patching and other maintenance fills their …

Q&A: News on the Streets

Pamela Martinez, Foley “I personally am loving it because my electric bill is nice and cheap. It’s bad because …

Benton County Auditor-Treasurer Christine Scherbing and county attorney Karl Schmidt will receive 6% salary increases next year. Commissioners are getting a 2.75% increase. Commissioners …

File for township offices now

The flip of the calendar. A new year. 2024 has bolstered its political calendar with at least four elections taking place for local voters. Township elections are scheduled for March 12, …

Benton County citizens stayed busy during 2023, producing front-page worthy news throughout the year. From festivals and new business to retirements and milestone anniversaries, the Foley area …

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