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Brian Vogt, Cargill Ag Marketing Services personal marketing manager of Wayzata,  left, and Scott Johnson, Springfield, Cargill AgHorizons farm marketer, right, present FFA Advisor T.J. Brown with a check for $7,500 to help equip the school’s new greenhouse.
Cargill employees visited Springfield Public School recently to announce an ongoing partnership with a donation to the Springfield FFA.  Brian Vogt, Cargill Ag Marketing Services personal marketing manager of Wayzata, and Scott Johnson of Springfield, Cargill AgHorizons farm marketer, also known as...
Henry and Elsie Roiger
Roigers leave legacy gift to community The community of Springfield will receive a gift of more than a million dollars by bequest from Henry and Elsie Roiger. In her Last Will and testament, Elsie Roiger directed that twenty percent of the money be set aside in a fund to be used for future...
Joe Schieffert’s Superior Transportation Services, Inc. have purchased Richert’s Bus Service from Ken Richert.
Students riding the big yellow buses to Springfield schools boarded vehicles bearing the name, Superior Transportation Services, Inc., Monday morning.   Ken Richert has sold his Richert’s Bus Service to Superior Transportation Services, Inc. owned by Joe and Ashley Schieffert of Sleepy Eye.  The...
Where’s the snow?   It’s been a gentle January — normally our coldest, snowiest month on average.  The temperature rose to 48 degrees in Springfield on Monday, January 26, following many recent days in the 30s and 40s.  What a difference a year makes?
Where’s the snow?   It’s been a gentle January — normally our coldest, snowiest month on average.  The temperature rose to 48 degrees in Springfield on Monday, January 26, following many recent days in the 30s and 40s.  What a difference a year makes?     
Local business benefits from Southwest Initiative Foundation microloan
  Jesse Reese and Theresa Kent recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program to expand their current vehicle repair business — Jesse’s Repair — to become a new company, Brake Away Trailers & Auto Care. With the expansion, the...
Ralph and Karen Pabst receive award from Arbor Day Foundation
Ralph Pabst received a special Christmas present last month — a handsome plaque from The Arbor Day Foundation recognizing him for his tree project. Pabst’s tree project fulfills the Arbor Day Foundation’s mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees, and his lifetime dedication...
Tim and Kahla Petersen and Oakley, their 4-year-old schnoodle, demonstrate the blow dry operation at Petersen Pet Wash.  Note that the professional grooming tub is positioned waist high with walk-up ramp to assist larger dogs into the tub. It is equipped with adjustable water temperatures and dryers with forced lukewarm air.
Tim and Kahla Petersen recently opened a self-serve pet wash at 401 North Jefferson Avenue along U.S. Highway 14 on the northeast corner of Springfield. Self-serve dog grooming and dog wash stations offer the perfect solution for keeping beloved animals clean and happy. The service makes dog owners...
Kelsey Fossing, State Farm Agent in Springfield
Kelsey Fossing of Windom is the new State Farm agent in Springfield.  “I am glad to be here,” Fossing, said during an interview Friday. He is enjoying his new offices at 108 West Central Street, and   has been busy getting organized and acquainted in Springfield. “Everything is falling into place...
Celebrating 2015 with review of news of 2014 Top weather events of 2014 had profound impact on us! Winter of 2013-’14 Weather In Minnesota, the weather always makes the news, but the winter of 2013-‘14 may be one to remember . . . . or forget! The North American cold wave was an extreme weather...
A grand jury has been called to determine whether to seek first-degree murder charges against Miguel Vasquez, 26, for the September 25 killing of his 23-year-old Springfield girlfriend Amber Lechuga. Vasquez is accused of murdering the woman, dismembering her body and attempting to burn the remains...

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