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Gallery between shelves

For nearly two decades, the walls of Foley’s Great River Regional Library branch were lined with familiar photographs. Eye-catching work produced by local artists replaced them last year. …

Santas, sirens fill Foley streets

Santa Claus traveled along Foley streets Dec. 20, passing by nearly every home in the city almost a full week ahead of Christmas Day. Rudolph’s nose wasn’t the red light guiding his …

About 500 hunters, cattle ranchers, politicians, wildlife enthusiasts and other residents concerned with the potential long-term impacts of Minnesota’s wolf population gathered in a small …

Investing in local artists

The Central Minnesota Arts Board doled out more than $780,000 in 2023 to support artists and art opportunities in the four-county area it serves. The organization is looking to continue its …

Three residential winners can redeem their prizes after being named the city’s winners in the annual holiday lighting contest. The city of Foley announced that residential properties 601 Lanee …

Benton County has received an $88,078 detour agreement reimbursement from the state of Minnesota. County engineer Chris Byrd explained the source of the additional revenue during a Nov. 21 …

It’s not Christmas without Frosty

A large snowman with a black tin hat, hand-knitted scarf and a warm pair of mittens has spent 30 winters smiling at passersby from the same spot in front of Don and Thelma Otto’s home. …

Sowing the seeds of soil health

When it comes to improving agricultural operations, discussion and feedback from other producers are among the most helpful tools available to farmers, according to staff at Benton Soil and Water …

At Granite Ridge Family Farms in south central Benton County, Ted and Jody Prom run a small beef cattle operation with an unwavering emphasis on quality. Only four years after moving to the …

Community Stars

Benton County marriage applications FOLEY — The following couple has submitted a marriage application in Benton County. — Jeron James Lentner and Emilie Jane Horvath , both of …

Thank you

We would like to thank the Foley community for all support at the First Presbyterian Church fall festival for Braden Herbrand in his kidney transplant benefit. We would also like to give a special …

Benton County has revised a fiscal policy governing credit cards used by child protection workers. Commissioners decided Nov. 21 to allow on-call social workers to take a credit card off county …

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