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Simone Rasmussen, left, is happy to be a part of the Springfield community as a student from Denmark and living with the Martin and Mary Larson family.  Simone is pictured with Marah and Mary Larson on the patio at the Larson farm.
Life on the farm and in small town America is interesting for Simone Rasmussen 16, from Denmark, who is attending Springfield High School as a participant in the Education First program for foreign students, and is living with Mary and Martin Larson and daughter Marah in Sundown Township.   “I was...
Discussing concerns for pedestrian/biker safety at the intersection of  Highway 14 and Cass Avenue
Look up!  Look down!   Look all around when you’re out and about town . . . . and look at things from a pedestrian’s view.  At the invitation of the Springfield Community Wellness Team, a group of community leaders went for a walk in Springfield the morning of September 23 to assess walking /...
School spirit is soaring as students at Springfield High School prepare for Homecoming — a week of activities for students and alumni next week. Classes chose candidates for Homecoming King and Queen and attendants last week. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are Kalley Hoffmann, Hannah Johnson,...
Tax season may be over, but criminals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents continue to call Minnesotans and attempt to intimidate them into paying money. These criminals use a variety of ploys to lure victims, including using fake names, false IRS badge numbers, and even reciting the...
One hundred-eighteen men, women, boys and girls of all ages participated in the Steele Chase 5F Fun run/Walk sponsored by St. Raphael School on Saturday, September 12. The route took participants past all local churches and utilized portions of the biking/hiking trail.  Awards were given to the top...
by Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator School is back in session, and the Minnesota State Fair is now in our rearview mirror, which means it’s time to get back to work, as soon the fall harvest will begin. I want to take some time to reflect on themes and showcase...
Sister Maria Mater Compassionis Schmitz professed her solemn vows as a member of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara on August 29.  This picture of Sister Maria was taken during the meal/reception that followed the Solemn Ceremony of Perpetual Vows at St. Peter & Paul Catholic...
The Brown Soil & Water Conservation District has named Arland and Chery Roiger of rural Springfield as its 2015 Outstanding Conservationist. The Roigers live in Stately Township and have a farming operation with their son and daughter-in-law where they raise corn, soybeans, peas and finish out...
Proceeds benefit local projects The Springfield Rotary Club is conducting its annual Rotary Rose Sale for the twenty-second consecutive year. Roses are one of the most enduring symbols of love and appreciation. A gift of roses brings messages of love and appreciation and helps brighten the days for...
The Redwood Area Cattlemen’s Association has established a scholarship in memory of Adam Jensen.  Representatives from the association recently produced a check for $15,000 that has been invested as an endowment for scholarships. “Adam was always the first to volunteer for whatever event and the...

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