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Molly Dunn (left) State Champion Speaker in Storytelling
Katie Schwartz, Runner-up in Humorous Interpretation
Springfield High School senior Molly Dunn was crowned champion in her category of storytelling at Friday’s Minnesota State High School League Class A speech tournament at Lakeville North High School.  This was Molly’s fifth state appearance.  Senior Katie Schwartz was awarded second place runner-up...
Tom Honl is glad Fritz's Place is gathering spot.
During 40 years in the same business, one gets accustomed to peoples’ ways, says Tom Honl, owner and operator of Fritz’ Place in Springfield the past four decades.  “I can set my clock by the time various people come in here,” Tom said during a recent interview. “I don’t ask people what they want....
The Farmers & Merchants Bank has contributed financial support that provides equipment for six different hydroponic systems valued at $2,050, for the Springfield High School Greenhouse.  In recent years, the Farmers & Merchants Bank has sponsored a recycling event as a community service...
Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield is hosting a free women’s health forum on Wednesday, April 29, at the Springfield Area Community Center, 33 Cass Avenue. Lunch will be served free of charge. Mayo Clinic Health System providers Kristina Carlson, nurse practitioner, Kelsey Nylander, D.O.,...
Oh, the wonders of the modern grocery store! We are given more choices than ever before. As a consumer, we want to make wise choices about the food we eat. Obviously, the more we eat natural, whole foods — lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, and low fat dairy — the better it is for our...
T.J.Brown’s horticulture class at Springfield High School harvested the first crop from the school’s greenhouse last week.  The class took the first cutting of several varieties of lettuce, and delivered it to the school lunch department.  The class also pinched blossoms from the flowering plants....
Springfield FFA visited at the Minnesota State Capitol during National FFA Week and had the opportunity to speak with legislators about the importance of agriculture, agricultural education, and FFA. Pictured from left: Gerritt Meidl, Issai Ramirez, Keyen Gardner,  Brandi Platz,  Kaelyn Platz, Cole Christensen and Madison Neperman. This picture was taken by Springfield FFA Advisor T.J. Brown, who accompanied them.
Editor’s note:  The following article was written by Jonathan Mohr for Session Daily, a nonpartisan online publication of Minnesota House Public Information Services.  Springfield High School Agricultural Education Teacher T.J. Brown testified before the House Ag Committee regarding the ag teacher...
Ben Luense earns prestigious 'Spirit of Springfield' Award
Being a volunteer is “Heartwarming” and “Inter-. esting,” says Ben Luense, recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Springfield award given by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Ben received the award at the Chamber’s annual meeting Monday evening. Ben has always considered it important to give time...
St. Patrick's Day Blizzard, 50 years ago
A blinding blizzard struck this area at about 2 a.m. Monday, March 1, 1965, and continued for about 48 hours. It dropped 12 inches of snow on the Springfield community that day, and topped that with six inches on Tuesday, March 2, according to a story in the Springfield Advance-Press Thursday,...
Claire Meyers of Morgan and Dennis Groebner of Clements were the top two vote-getters in the March 3 primary election in Redwood County’s third commissioner district. They will face off in the May 5 election for a seat on the Redwood County Board of Commissioners. Voter turnout was low for the...

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