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Springfield’s 2015 streets improvement projects are nearing completion. The reconstruction of Gamble Street from Ray Avenue easterly to Burns Avenue has been completed and is awaiting asphalt. It is open to traffic.Reconstruction of Van Dusen Street from Spring Avenue westerly to its intersection...
DuPont Pioneer sales representative Dan Schmitz presents promotional check to T.J. Brown, Springfield High School Agriculture instructor and FFA advisor.
The Springfield High School FFA recently received a $2,000 donation from DuPont Pioneer for the educational greenhouse. The grant will specifically be used to assist in the construction of the greenhouse, which will be used to produce fresh vegetables for school lunches and the area food shelf. The...
Mayo Clinic  Health System  welcomes Alice Fasnacht as new  physical therapy  provider here
Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield recently welcomed a new provider to its Physical Therapy Department. Alice Fasnacht, D.P.T., began seeing patients Aug. 10 and will work full time in Springfield. Working with a team, Fasnacht helps people of all ages who have been affected by injury,...
Two local crashes in two days!
Train/truck crashes occur twice in 24 hours.   A train and a semi-tractor pulling a trailer with a heavy piece of earth-moving equipment and a train collided at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, August 13, on the Burns Avenue railroad crossing at County Road 3. The semi-tractor owned by M.R. Paving, driven by...
The tour will go south along Highway 10, stop at Iberia Cemetery, and then follow the historic Shetek Trail on County Rd. 24 to Springfield.
The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) is spearheading a number of events to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of August 17.  New this year is a 13-stop luxury van tour of the Great Shetek Trail narrated by local historian Gary Wiltscheck. The tour will depart...
Brown County to hold  informational meetings regarding roads and bridges
Brown County will be holding three public informational meetings throughout the county to explain the need for additional funding to maintain the roads and bridges of Brown County.   In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized counties to approve a Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation. This...
Springfield native Karen Olson Rafinski  honored by Clark State Community College
Springfield native Karen Olson Rafinski is being recognized by Clark State Community College for her stellar career in the nation’s community colleges by naming the college’s new student center in her honor. The new building in Springfield, Ohio, will be dedicated Wednesday, August 19. Dr. Rafinski...
Anita, Glenn and Amanda Jensen are pictured with JFS Jensens Dream, also known as Dreamer.
“We wish we could farm full time,” says Glenn Jensen, whose family is being honored as a 2015 Farm Family by the University of Minnesota.  However, not being fulltime farmers does not, deter Glenn, wife Anita, and daughter Amanda from living and loving the country life. Glenn and Anita both grew up...
After a month’s visit, Camille Picquart said “Au revoi,” — good-bye until we meet again — to Vicky and Matt Krueger and daughter Sydney. Camille, 17, developed a wonderful friendship with 16-year-old Sydney during the past month when Camille lived with the Kruegers as a participant in the Nacel...
“The technical name for our service is Superior Mobility, LLC,” Schieffert said during a recent interview. The service can simply provide a ride to the local clinic or it can be complex when needing transportation for a medical appointment in the Twin Cities, Mankato or Rochester. However, “that...

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