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On May 31, 2023, Waseca Mayor Randy Zimmerman was charged in Waseca County Court with two felony counts of perjury. The court complaint alleged that... Continue Reading

Barney’s Drive-in has been a piece of local culture since 1942.

Five seconds of courage, a facebook message, and a lot of crazy were all part of the process for the new owners of one of Waseca’s oldest... Continue Reading

Jeff Yalden, a teen motivational speaker and former teacher of 32 years, spoke to Waseca High School students, staff, and later the general public, about mental health Thursday, May 11.

Mental health is a very tough subject to tackle, especially when it concerns children and teens. But many organizations in Waseca and beyond... Continue Reading

From left to right: Larry Rosenthal, John Schlack Polly Klampe, Riki Weitzenkamp, Jenna Krassin, and Erin Villwock.

Waseca’s Lakeshore Assisted Living has been named one of the best assisted living facilities in the United States with an award bestowed upon them... Continue Reading

Julie Tesch, a Waldorf native, spoke about how her faith and love for agriculture led her on a journey to Washington D.C. and then back to Waldorf.

The ladies at First Lutheran Church in Waldorf provided a fantastic assortment of salads and desserts at one of its luncheons Tuesday, May 9 at... Continue Reading

Waseca high school one act play performers bottom row, from left: Allen Kopetzki, Cody Sieberg, Katelyn Robeck, Kylie Snow, Chelsea Richardson, and Thyme Lang. Middle: Sadie Schimming, Branden Busse, Sophie Farris, Lindsey Kopetzki, and Quinn Dahle. Back: Ava Norland, Arianna Krogseng, Nathaniel Andrs, Mason Wadd, and Cejay Pickett.

Subsection meet Jan. 28 in Medford
Has anyone ever wondered how to get out of roll call, give a presentation in French class without knowing French, party like it’s 1999 at graduation, or find a way for Tom Cruise to help remember how DNA works? Probably not. But those were among many questions answered in  Waseca Theater... Continue Reading


There was plenty of it as the Waseca High School boys’ basketball team faced high-powered LCWM in the section tournament Thursday, March 9. Above Deron Russell goes up for a reverse layup. 

They play the game for a reason. On Tuesday, the Waseca High School boys' basketball team was given a scare by a Waterville-Elysian-Morristown team that had four wins all season. On Thursday, the third-seeded Bluejays were the team doing the scaring.  Waseca's season came to an end in Mankato,... Continue Reading

Keegan Kuball, a sophomore wrestling at 285 pounds for WEM-JWP, defeated Cameron Scholten of Jackson County Central to become  the 4th Grizzly individual state champion
Pioneer photo by Eli Lutgens
Waseca County schools sent nine wrestlers to the Minnesota State High School League tournament last weekend. Two of them found gold: Keegan Kuball of WEM-JWP and Annabelle Petsinger of NRHEG returned home state champions. Kuball, a sophomore wrestling at 285 pounds, defeated Cameron Scholten of... Continue Reading

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT — NRHEG’s Annabelle Petsinger, above, takes on Audrey Rogotzke of Stillwater in the finals of the 2023 state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Below left, the Panthers’ Makota Misgen battles Keegan Kuball. Below right, NRHEG’s Reese Routh.

Junior Annabelle Petsinger became NRHEG’s first-ever girls' state wrestling champion at the Minnesota State High School League tournament Saturday, March 4. Accompanying her at the capital were third-place finisher Makota Misgen and first-time state qualifier Reese Routh. Petsinger entered the... Continue Reading


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