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Grand Champion

Minneota’s Collin Kor won the Best in Show title with his dairy goat at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday. The family that sponsors the award is Leaning Willow Farm of Buffalo Lake.  read entire story. . . .

Bug Days details coming together

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

Many final details are coming together for the Boxelder Bug Days Committee as it gets closer to the event Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13.  read entire story. . . .

Herdsmanship Champions

The Lyon County Dairy exhibitors won the Division I herdmanship crown at the state fair. They are:  read entire story. . . .

FFA wins title at the state fair

During the Minnesota State Fair last Thursday, the Minneota FFA Dairy Judging Team was back in action at the state fair invitational.
The team won the title with Garrett Moorse placing first individually, Jack Buysse placing 10th, Donnie Schuelke placing 12th and Grady Moorse finishing in 19th place.  read entire story. . . .

County board appoints new county assessor

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

The Lyon County Board Tuesday hired Sherri Kitchenmaster as the full-time Lyon County Assessor.
Her starting salary is $90,000 with an expected start date of October 1.
She’s the official appointment of the county board with approval of the appointment of the Commissioner of Revenue. She will hold a four-year term.  read entire story. . . .

Grilled Goodness!

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

Get ready, Minneota. In a little over a week, the air around Bug Square will be blanketed with the smell of grilled food.
As part of Boxelder Bug Days, the Rib Cook-off will be renamed the “Smokin' BBQ Cook-Off” and will be altered to also include chicken legs and desserts. And the public is invited to get involved in sampling and judging the ribs.  read entire story. . . .

Upcoming Area Road Construction Projects

Construction of left turn lanes at the junction of Highway 68 and Lyon County Road 33 begins Tuesday, Sept. 8

The construction of left turn lanes on Highway 68 at the junction of Highway 68 and Lyon County Road 33 near Marshall, Minn. begins Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 a.m.  read entire story. . . .

School holds fundraiser with Kruse Buick, GMC

In an effort to raise funds for Minneota Scholarships, the Minneota School District has teamed up with Kruse Buick GMC of Marshall.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 12 at the Minneota School, residents can test drive a Buick.  read entire story. . . .

They're back!

School opened in Minneota on Monday and kids seemed happy to see their friends on the bus.
Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.  read entire story. . . .

Farmers Elevator expansion to help all customers

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

Nine area communities are involved in Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. and its latest expansion project underway is in Montevideo.
It will increase the owners’ expansion territory as far away as Mexico.  read entire story. . . .

Altercation lands man in jail

Police Chief Bill Bolt knew the name, “Matt Haas,” from years of police work in Worthington.
So when Haas was arrested recently at the Westview Apartments in Minneota, the chief said, “Oh, yes, I’ve known him for the last 13 years.”  read entire story. . . .

Big Store sign comes down

The Big Store sign that has hung on the ol’ Opera House building for years came down last week. Josh Brewers did the honors (pictured) and Curtis Buysse lifted it away from the building.  read entire story. . . .

Taking the Big Store sign down

The Big Store sign that has hung on the ol’ Opera House building for years came down last week. Josh Brewers did the honors and Curtis Buysse lifted it away from the building (pictured).  read entire story. . . .

Logo chosen for Bug Days

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

With the impending announcement Minneota has won the Minnesota Class A Challenge Cup — the Minneota Boxelder Bug Day Committee has issued their newest logo for the upcoming Boxelder Bug Days event on September 11-13.
The new shirts for the event will include the logo that shows a silhouette of the Challenge Cup, which will be the second cup won by the Minneota Vikings.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota earns Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup will be presented to Minneota for the second time.
The presentation is set for Friday, Sept. 18 before the Murray County Central football game and will be presented by the Minnesota State High School League.
Now in its 12th and final year, the Challenge Cup is a state-wide, year-long competition among Minnesota high schools.  read entire story. . . .

Avera farm safety shared

Across the region, farmers will soon begin putting in long hours to harvest their crops. Preparing equipment, combining fields, hauling grain and driving to and from fields leaves little time for anything else — especially an accident.  read entire story. . . .

Run the Bug

Minneota’s scenic run starting in downtown Minneota and travelling on  Minneota’s walking and biking path during Bug Days is getting bigger every year.  read entire story. . . .