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Darrin and Grady Meendering and James Bigelow completed their first Nordic distance event by doing the Prince Haakon 15K.
  What started as a suggestion during a neighborhood gathering in June culminated in a weekend full of enjoyment in Wisconsin’s north woods at the American Birkebeiner ski festival. Neighbors, Darrin and Grady Meendering, James Bigelow and Keith Olson, spent a long weekend at Hayward competing in...
 Townships are the oldest form of government in Minnesota, dating back to 1787 when Minnesota was established as part of the Northwest Ordinance.  The State of Minnesota is divided into 1,780 townships in 87 counties.  While a county is a unit of local government within a state, a township is a...
View outside Springfield schools
  It didn’t take long for the view outside Springfield Public Schools to change dramatically last week. On Tuesday, February 15, the demolition of houses on Burns Ave began. The demolition is being completed by TNT Construction/Kerkhoff from Morgan. Construction will be going on throughout this...
Flag flying at Fredin Brothers.
  The American Flag has flown across the nation and world for more than two hundred years.  It epitomizes what the United States is all about and is the true symbol of freedom and patriotism.  Seeing it waving in the wind reminds all of us how privileged we are to live in this country and remember...
Springfield Public Schools
  The annual reorganization of the Springfield School District 85 Board of Education was conducted during their first meeting of the year on the evening of January 12, 2022.  Jeff Kretsch was reelected Chairman of the board. Justin Roiger was reelected Clerk. Mike Vogel was reelected Treasurer. ...
Lori Milbrath
  Lori Milbrath has always enjoyed reading, especially good children’s books.  She has expanded that enjoyment by writing a children’s picture book and having it published. Lori’s book is called Tiny Tim and Big Bertha.  It is based on a story that she told to her kids as they were growing up.  “...
  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz proclaimed Paraprofessional Recognition Week for January 24-30, 2022.  Being an educator himself, he definitely understands that the support and services provided by the paraprofessionals are integral to student achievement, resulting in even better, more effective...
  The Martha Anderson Veterans Memorial Park Committee is hosting an open house to collect community feedback on current design concepts for the proposed improvements.  This project remains a community led initiative and a community wide fundraising campaign as well as other grant writing is...
Members from the Redwood Area Hockey Association enjoyed their time on the ice last Saturday.
  There was a lot of activity last week as the new Springfield’s Outdoor Rink went up. On Monday, January 3, city workers, along with members from Springfield’s Rotary Club gathered at the 14 Ray Ave. to build the new park. The next day water was added to the rink. This past Saturday evening,...
  Springfield’s Keith Olson competes his 50th full marathon in Mississippi. The marathon distance is a set length. Just like a mile is always 5,280 feet, every full marathon is 26.2 miles (or 42.195 km). “For a local perspective, that would be equivalent to running from The Dollar General store on...

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