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PRAYING FOR A WIN! She got it!

Minneota football fan Meghan Travis seemed to be praying for a victory. She, and the other Viking fans who flocked to TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday got their wish, a 28-14 win over Dawson-Boyd and a Class A State Championship.  read entire story. . . .

Lots to cheer about

Minneota fans turned out at the cold TCF Bank Stadium Saturday morning to cheer on their Vikings. Minneota won the contest, 28-14 over Dawson-Boyd for their fifth state title and second in five years.  read entire story. . . .

Hardware comes home

At the Welcome Home for the state championship team, Alec Engler carried the trophy with a proud Garrett Hennen behind him.  read entire story. . . .

Rusty: Family comes first

Saying family comes first, Rusty Rhymer will be keeping his Corner Café in Taunton open less so he can spend more time with his ailing wife.
“We only have two cooks, myself and my brother John,” explained Rusty, who has owned the restaurant since 1988. “I work six days a week, but now I’m going to spend more time with Paula in the hospital and John will be the only cook.
“So I’m going to either close another day so he only has five days a week to work, or stay open fewer hours on the weekends. Customers may come and see a note on the door that we are closed. I really hope they understand and I know a lot of them already said they would.”
Paula, who turned 55 on Sunday, was diagnosed with breast cancer three and a half years ago. She had radiation treatment and was declared “cancer free.”
But aggressive treatments like radiation or chemotherapy come with risks.  read entire story. . . .

Rabaey recalls the death of VanHyfte

Henry VanHyfte, a Taunton native who was killed at age 22 during the Normandy Invasion in 1944, was unknown to most people in the area until recently. More and more now, VanHyfte is being remembered.
First, Emma Mulhern, a sophomore at St. Paul Highland Park, chose Henry's name from among 239 Minnesota soldiers killed at Normandy. She is researching his history and building a website about him in an attempt to win a trip to Normandy where Henry is one of over 9,000 American soldiers buried there.  read entire story. . . .

'Be Thankful - it starts with the heart'

Ann DeSmet found her grandfather, Harold DeSmet, in the audience at the Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Banquet last Thursday and played him a special song on her violin. Kevin Anundson provided the message for Thanksgiving — and also provided a fresh pineapple, all the way from Brad’s Market in Minneota.
Kevin Anundson has been to Zimbabwe.
In Africa there are many people who do not have much — nothing like what we have in America.  read entire story. . . .

After 25 years, Wetterling mystery continues

The mysterious disappearance of Jacob Wetterling following his abduction by a masked man brandishing a handgun occurred 25 years ago on Oct. 22.
Despite a nationwide manhunt by local and federal authorities, following over 50,000 tips, the abductor has yet to be identified.
But Aaron Larson, Jacob’s best friend at the time, and Patty Wetterling, Jacob’s mother, both recently revealed during separate interviews that they have a hunch that there will be an answer forthcoming in the near future.  read entire story. . . .

Midway returns to Lyon County Fair

“We now have a contract with Merriman’s Midway Shows of Somerset, TX,” said Lyon County Fair Board Chairman Pat Verly.
He told the Lyon County Board on Tuesday the local fair will once again have a midway, after a one year absence.
“This is the same carnival that has been in Redwood Falls and now they’ll make the Redwood Falls, Montevideo, Marshall circuit,” Verly said.  read entire story. . . .