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Two major changes were made to the New Richland City Council during its first meeting of the month on Monday, April 8. Loren Skelton was sworn in as mayor following the resignation of Chad Neitzel from the position last month, and the council approved the appointment of local resident Ryan Gehrke...
Mark Griffith, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Executive Director for South Central Minnesota, is searching for part-time and full-time employees, and for volunteers willing to serve as ambulance drivers, emergency medical technicians, first responders, and other medical care providers for...

Waseca Jazz Fest was held for the 27th time on April 13 at Waseca High School.

Waseca Jazz Fest, going strong for 27 years, hosted another program on April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Waseca High School. The Jazz Fest has a combination of two high school jazz bands – Jazz Blue and Jazz One – which also featured Elaine Burt and The Real Big Band. “It has been a long-standing...

Members of the Waseca Exchange Club visited local businesses and organizaions inviting them to join in the Blue Ribbon campaign to help prevent child abuse. April was proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month by both the city and county of Waseca. 

The Blue Ribbon symbolizes more than 3.2 million reports of child abuse received by Child Protective Services (CPS) each year said Mikhail Rostislavovich President of the Waseca Exchange Club. In an effort to address this problem and create greater public awareness and participation, our club is...

Lyle and Dana Sellers

Waseca resident Lyle Sellers will be one of five “drug court” graduates from around the state to share his story with legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol the afternoon of May 7. Sellers acknowledges most people would find the prospect frightening, but says he feels only excited...

Back row from left: Chas Benson, Deanne Nelson, Kelvin Nelson, Shanly Nelson, Jon Butler, Blake Nelson. Middle: Maddy Benson, Jace Jennings, Tenille Jennings, Annabelle Benson, Harper Ziemke, Carson Ziemke, Taylor Ziemke, Lyric Butler, Brayden Butler, and Robin Nelson. Front: Brooks Butler, Nikki Benson, and Brolin Nelson.                                     

The inaugural Blair Nelson Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was Saturday, April 6, at Waseca Junior and Senior High School. The tournament was organized by Nelson’s family, led by Nikki Benson and Chas Benson. “The highlight of the day was definitely seeing all of the kids come out and have...

Many representatives from Bevcomm, a communications company based in Blue Earth, were present at the "bash" to provide information about the "fiber" internet which will be made available to residences in four county townships over the next 18 months.                                 

Waseca County learned in March that its application for a $4.38 million grant to install fiber internet in four of its townships had been approved.  It was a triumphant moment, given that the county had twice previously completed the lengthy and demanding application process, but had not received...
Thanks to a $4.38 million grant from the state of Minnesota’s “Border to Border” internet program, residents of four Waseca County townships are on their way to receiving reliable, high-speech internet access made available to their homes. Testimonies and letters of support were part of the...
During their April 2 work session and regular meeting, the Waseca County board of commissioners could be said to have concentrated on possibilities. Along with re-appointing Waseca Veteran Service officer Christopher Hinton, commissioners looked at grant applications to “monument” Wilton...

Waseca County Republican Chairman Richard Stagman, Tom Sexton, Jeanne Sexton, and 1st Congressional District Chairman Aaron Farris. 

Tom Sexton of Waseca won the Republican endorsement for House Seat 19B on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Minnesota. Sexton along with three other contenders Taylor Zinkle of Waseca, Chris Rausch of Owatonna, and Mick Ditlevson also from Owatonna were all vying to...

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