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The newly installed boat ramp at Blowers Park allows access to Moonan Marsh and Watkins Lake.

During their May 7 meeting, Waseca County Commissioners approved a cooperative agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to share the costs of building new boat ramps in Blowers Park allowing access to Moonan Marsh and Watkins Lake. Chris Howard, county director of land...

Jacob, Justin and Teri James.
 
James Brothers Construction had an open house Saturday, May 11, to celebrate the grand opening of its new location just north of Waseca along county road 5. After the patriarch, Wayne James, died last June in 2023, her sons, brothers Jacob and Justin who are in their 30s, told their mom Teri that...
Interhim New Richland Mayor Loren Skelton, 74, was escorted by police from the premises of the NRHEG Secondary School in New Richland Friday morning. Skelton has been in charge of  the school’s media center for the past three years; his title is “paraprofessional,” meaning he supervises students...

Educator and collage artist Eric Zuccola.
 
Eric Zuccola, an educator and collage artist from Robbinsdale, greeted guests viewing his work during a reception at the Waseca Arts Center the evening of Thursday, May 9. In addition to creating collages from a variety of printed sources from all kinds of timelines, he is a language arts teacher...

Last week a Waseca nurse was honored with the DAISY Award for Extroardinary Nursing. It was the first time a nurse in Waseca has been a recipient.

Krystal Malis, a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca, is being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. Mayo Clinic Health System partners with The DAISY Foundation on the program that honors registered and licensed practical nurses working at Mayo Clinic...
Edel Fernandez, resident of Owatonna, was overwhelmingly endorsed on Saturday April 27th at the Senate District 19 DFL Endorsing Convention.  Edel has lived in Owatonna for eleven years after he and his family lived in Wilmar for several years.  His career has been based in education and is...
During the May 7 Waseca city council meeting, council members were informed that the Minnesota Department of Transportation awarded the city a Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) grant which covers the full construction cost of the lowest responsible bid for “rehabilitation” work scheduled on...

JR’s Barn put on an entertaining evening for its fifth annual Father/Daughter dance on Friday, May 3. 

JR’s Barn put on an entertaining evening for its fifth annual father/daughter dance on Friday, May 3.  The event started back in 2018, according to JR’s Barn owner, Renae Groskreutz, and despite a brief break due to covid in 2020, the dance has received an enthusiastic response from neighboring...

Waseca High School students performed their annual Pops Concert Friday, May 10.

The Waseca High School Pops Concert presented on Friday, May 10, at the Waseca High School, had some sentimental elements, especially since it was the last time the seniors would perform in the auditorium, at least as students. During the first half hour, the Concert Band played “The Cave You...

The Senior Girls perform "Bella's Finals" from the movie Pitch Perfect.                                

Waseca High School students put on their spring variety show “Vinyl to Viral” the evenings of May 3 and 4. Performances featured a mixture of tunes from the 1950s to present day.  The show opened with the State Street Singers’ version of “Rockin’ Robin"; singers were all decked out in suits and...

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