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The hallways are dark and empty, but you can see the floors shine from a summertime scrubbing. Light glows from the classrooms where many teachers have been working for weeks. They’re going over every detail, making sure everything will be perfect when the doors open and their students walk through...
Brown County Sheriff Candidates
Four men are candidates for Brown County Sheriff and voters will narrow this race to two candidates in the August 14 Primary Election.  The candidates are: • Jason Fairbairn, who has 18 years of experience serving in Brown County as a deputy; • Jeff Hohensee, who has 27 years of experience in...
Candidates running for Brown County Commissioner Fifth District.
Four men are running for Brown County Commissioner Fifth District, currently represented by Dennis Potter of Springfield who is currently in his twelfth year in the job and is not seeking a fourth term.     We are fortunate to have four candidates interested in the job, willing to serve, and...
Pastor Rick Frederickson
“This is the beginning of a very exciting time for us,” said Rick Frederickson, who is settling in and getting comfortable with his new job as pastor of the Springfield United Methodist Church.  “It is a real joy getting to know Springfield,” he said during a recent interview. Pastor Frederickson...
The Kiddy Park in Riverside Park was extensively damaged by flooding.
Cleanup of the popular Riverside Park is underway and volunteers — organizations, businesses, individuals — are needed to give of time, labor and equipment in the endeavor. City crews are taking care of necessary and some volunteers have been working at various chores every day since the water...
Thunderstorms that poured heavy rain on already saturated soil caused flash flooding in southwestern Minnesota last week and sent the Big Cottonwood River on a rampage once again.
Southwestern Minnesota was hammered with rain — with impressive rainfall totals that caused severe flooding in Springfield and throughout the region over the July 4 holiday. It began with a wave of severe, slow-moving storms in Lincoln and Murray Counties and severe thunderstorms  that brought...
What’s happening at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield and Lamberton? Kelsey Nylander, D.O., medical director at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield and Lamberton, has submitted her resignation effective October 2018. This was a difficult, emotional decision for Dr. Nylander, but her...
John Schenk gave his 34th gallon of blood June 18, when the Red Cross Bloodmobile was in Springfield. His sister, Jean Kitzmann of Sioux City, Iowa, came to congratulate him and also rolled up her sleeve and gave blood.
John Schenk, who lives in St. Cloud, walked into the Springfield Area Community Center in his hometown the afternoon of Monday, June 18, to take part in a Red Cross blood drive. This trip was a little more special than previous ones.   For the 272nd time, Schenk stretched out his left arm and gave...
Richard Almich is Springfield’s interim city manager.
Springfield is a very attractive and well-maintained community,” says Richard F. Almich, who as interim city manager, is getting acquainted in his office and in the community.  “I’m impressed with the quality of public buildings, the schools, churches and nursing home, the beautiful parks and...
Kim and Pat Lang to retire and close Lang’s Meat Market after nearly 40 years.
Lang’s Meat Market will soon close after nearly 40 years, owners Pat and Kim Lang announced last week. The retail part of the business will remain open for the week, the Langs said during a recent interview. “We’ll be open until our inventory is down and all orders are filled.”   The company...

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