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Benton County commissioners will vote March 5 on a resolution opposing a new state flag and seal. Board members discussed the impact of changing the two state symbols during their Feb. 20 …

Community Stars

Students earn degrees MENOMONIE, Wis. — Alex Foss , of Foley, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout …

Q&A News on the Streets

Significant technological breakthroughs in recent years have thrust the topic of artificial intelligence into headlines and discussions affecting a broad range of industries. Nvidia, an American …

Crime & Public Safety

Broken window could lead to time behind bars FOLEY — A Minneapolis man is facing five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after breaking a window in downtown Foley. Joshua James …

News Brief

DUELM — The Duelm Lions Club invited 175 seniors from the community to a third annual Valentine-themed lunch Feb. 10 at St. Lawrence Church Hall of Duelm.  Each guest received a …

Gray for Gunnar

Foley Intermediate School teachers will tell you that Gunnar Pitts is a jokester who frequently spreads smiles across their classrooms. The 10-year-old was halfway through his fifth-grade year …

Benton County commissioners have passed a resolution supporting a non-profit group’s grassroots effort to remove wolves from federal protection. The request from Hunters for Hunters …

Learning from law enforcement

Benton County youth got an up-close opportunity to see how the good guys do things. The Foley Police Department opened its doors for an annual event Feb. 15 that aimed to connect law enforcement …

The word on radon

Minnesota Department of Health recently reported homes statewide contain an average of more than three times the amount of radon compared to national rates. The naturally occurring radioactive …

Caucuses take place Feb. 27

Minnesota’s precinct caucuses take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, one week before this year’s presidential nomination primary. Precinct caucuses are meetings run solely by …

Small changes in key aspects of cattle care can ultimately lead to a huge impact on a farmer’s herd. Gilman Co-op Creamery hosted a spring cattle preparation meeting Jan. 23 at the Gilman …

Despite the benefit of fresh eggs and the educational value of raising chickens, the Foley City Council recently stood firm on not allowing residents to own domesticated fowl within city limits. …

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