September 22, 2017

Dundas Dog Park

Greg Malecha and Lee skaar from Dundas dismantle the dog park entrance at the start of its make over … [Read more...]

THE KING with Cash and Diamonds

For fans young and old, if you have ever been to the popular Breezy Point Resort up north in Minnesota, you may have caught The Memories of Elvis Show ( on their dockside bar or if you have been to Dennison the past few years on Labor Day Weekend,  Chris Olson performs this entertaining tribute of The King, and will be bringing his talents and show back to DENNISON, MINNESOTA on Friday, September 1. Show time will be at 7:00p.m.  This will be a rain or shine event under the big top at the Fireside.This years show also has a new guest, bringing an additional voice to the stage,  saluting Johnny Cash and even some Neil Diamond. More about that a few paragraphs below. Chris Olson's life seems so inevitable. The hair, the eyes, the sneer, the stride, and the voice - "THAT … [Read more...]

St. Dominic School 7th Grader is Asked to Perform at the State Fair

Every year National History Day frames students' research within a historical theme.  The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.  This year's theme is Taking a Stand in History. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding. Anna Scheglowski, a 7th grader at St. Dominic School, created and performed Rosie the Riveter. Rosie is a cultural icon of the US representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during WWII, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women … [Read more...]

Dundas Welcomes the New Dome

A 90,000-square-foot Dundas Sports Dome was erected in Dundas on November 10, which will offer a place for the community and youth to participate in sports during the colder winter months. The dome is 420 feet long, 215 feet wide and 75 feet tall. It is planned to be open until April 30. Open Dome Fee: $5 per session (anyone) ​Open Dome Punch Card Pass: $40 per 10 sessions (People bringing in equipment for activity) ​Open Dome Walking/Running Season Pass (November-April): $65 for winter season unlimited (No equipment allowed) The facility can be rented for events and games, and the schedule can be viewed online at There are open dome nights and most Wednesday nights feature an open dome night with … [Read more...]

Grandma’s in Dundas continues going strong

Grandma’s T.L.C. (Treasures, Love, Clothing) has been open for almost 2 years and is still going strong. Owner, Tammy Bess, continues living her dream by offering gently used items for purchase. The store offers very affordable clothes and toys, among other ‘treasures’. This store, however, is unlike many thrift stores. Tammy has created a unique and welcoming area for customers, with many well-designed displays. There is also separate rooms for the boys and girls, as well as a playroom. Tammy also buys items and takes donations by appointment - with any extra items being donated to Goodwill. Sales are announced on her Facebook page - The store is open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 9-5 and is located at 208 Country Road 1 which is across from the … [Read more...]

St. Dominic School Kicks Off Sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

How can you turn $5 into a brand-new SUV or $20,000 in cash? The students at St. Dominic School in Northfield know! As of January 13, they have been selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Just one $5 bill gives buyers the opportunity to win a 2017 Jeep Compass (or $20,000 in cash), vacation packages, cool gadgets or other great prizes totaling $40,000 in value. St. Dominic and the other 81 participating schools will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the Raffle including prizes, ticket printing and promotional materials. “If you want to support your Catholic school, this is a great way to do it,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “Every … [Read more...]

FEMA Disaster Assistance Tops $2.3 Million

More than $2.3 million in FEMA disaster assistance has been approved to help homeowners and renters in Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties who were affected by Sept. 21- 24 storms and flooding. Residents of those counties who have suffered loss or damage have until Jan. 30 to register with FEMA. To date, 1,330 people have registered for disaster assistance. As of Jan. 26: FEMA approved 605 individuals and households for disaster-recovery grants, including: More than  $2.1 million for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home-repair costs; More than $166,900 to cover other essential disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.   Residents in the … [Read more...]

Rice County Habitat for Humanity House Dedication

Rice County Habitat for Humanity will be holding a house dedication for its Northfield Partner Family the Alexanders at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The dedication will be held at the house, 805 1st St. W, Northfield. The dedication is open to the public, and will include a short program, a chance to meet the family and tour the house. The Alexander family is one of two Partner Families from Habitat’s 2016 build season. Judy Alexander has four children and is an Assistant Day Supervisor for Cannon Valley Printing. She’s lived in Northfield for 14 years. Rice County Habitat for Humanity partners with families who otherwise may be unable to achieve the dream of home ownership by establishing partnerships among God’s people to build simple, decent, affordable homes. … [Read more...]

Many Residents Missing Out on FEMA Help

Many residents affected by the September storms and flooding in Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties may be eligible for assistance but have yet to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Some homeowners and renters who may qualify for assistance miss out on receiving aid because they are mistaken or misinformed about applying. All one needs to do is to register with FEMA to begin the process. Call 800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.  You may also apply online with any computer, smartphone or … [Read more...]

St. Dominic Students Transform Northfield City Plow Blades Into Art Masterpieces

For the fifth year in a row, the elementary students at St. Dominic School, Northfield, spent hours designing and painting their masterpieces on the city snowplow blades. Donuts, coffee, and juice was served in the lunchroom and optional building tours given to any interested visitors for an opportunity to see the 90-year tradition at St. Dominic School. “This has been an amazing collaborative opportunity between the school and the local community. We call it our ‘mini moving museum’ because the plow blades feature our students’ replicas of works by famous artists and favorite illustrators,” says the school’s art teacher, Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt. “The students in grades 4, 5, 6 & 8 research, sketch, and vote as a class on the selected pieces for each year. It’s a creative way to … [Read more...]