Florence, MN

Nursing home job fair to be today

As a new tribal nursing home nears completion, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal leaders are looking to staff the complex on every level. A job fair is being held this Wednesday, June 29, to let qualified candidates better know of the opportunities available and to give applicants a chance to ask questions. The nursing home facility will provide dozens of new jobs, from RN’s, CNA’s, Dietary Aides, and Housekeeping to Food Services, Laundry and more. The job fair will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wicoicaga Tribal Community Center. Use the east entrance of the building at 503 W Broad Avenue. The new nursing home facility on the southwest side of Flandreau will be home to dozens of residents and as shown above, is nearing completion.
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Ready to celebrate our diversity

The 2nd Annual Flandreau Friday’s event kicks off this Friday at 4pm at the corner of Wind Street and 2nd Avenue in downtown Flandreau. The event aims to highlight the diversity of the Flandreau community and offer insight into the uniqueness of cultures and families that call Moody County home.
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Early primary voting begins

Early voting for the Aug. 9 primary election begins Friday, June 24 and is available through Aug. 8. Voters can apply for an absentee ballot online at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at, or by stopping in at the Pipestone County Auditor’s office at the Pipestone County Courthouse at 416 S. Hiawatha Ave. in Pipestone. The applications can be turned in to the auditor’s office in person or by mailing them to Pipestone County Auditor’s Office, 416 S. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, MN 56164.

8U Softball League Tourney; Flandreau Gold takes second

The Flandreau Softball Association hosted the Interlakes Youth Softball Association 8u League Fastpitch softball tournament this past weekend at the Flandreau City Park. The tournament included 2 teams from Flandreau and 1 team from Colman-Egan. Single elimination tournament play kicked off at 9am with cloudy and breezy weather. Colman-Egan Hawks...

Beer + Wine Festival

Taste Minnesota's Craft beer + Wine scene all in one night at the Red Baron Arena & Expo (1651 Victory Drive, Marshall, MN 56258)! On May 20th, 2023 from 3:00-6:00, breweries and wineries from across the state will have samples for you to sip in your Made in Minnesota commemorative glass. Enjoy yard games and concessions all inside at the Festival.

Area community projects receive DANR funding

Several area communities are receiving grants and loans through the state for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects. The state Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources said the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved close to 244-million dollars in grants and loans. In our area, Colman received...

Edgerton Dutch Festival July 14, 15, 16

Windmills and Wooden Shoes? It must be Dutch Festival time. Growing up, the Edgerton Dutch Festival was a favorite time of the year, right up there with Christmas, birthday and the Leota 4th of July. For me as a kid, the Dutch Festival meant a whole lot of things, including...

Audrey K. Koopman

Audrey K. Koopman, age 75 of Tracy, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, surrounded by her family at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton, Minn. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held...

Dakota inspired

One of the best problems a small business owner might ever have, is keeping up with a growing demand for their business. Sweetgrass Rose Reynolds, a custom local designer seamstress, understands the challenges all too well. The orders coming in, this time of year especially, are swift as more people learn of her work and hope for one of her beautiful Dakota designs.

Richard Alan Spark

Richard Alan Spark, 69, Pipestone, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at his home in Pipestone. A celebration of life was held on Monday, June 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Pipestone with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at Old Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone with Pastor Dan De Block officiating.

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan, 82, Pipestone, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2022, surrounded by her family at the Pipestone County Medical Center. A visitation was held on Friday, June 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 25 at...

James “Jim” Vander Lugt

James “Jim” Vander Lugt, 84, Edgerton, died Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 25 at First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Edgerton. James Vander Lugt, the son of Hubert...

Teachers learn to combine geometry and construction

Several high school teachers from Pipestone Area Schools (PAS), the surrounding area and even other states participated in a Geometry in Construction (GIC) workshop at the Pipestone campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College June 13 through 16. The workshop taught teachers how to combine geometry and construction instruction.

Strong Eighth Innings Helps Cardinals Prevail Over Wood Ducks

In an attempt to get their second Cornbelt victory of the year, the Humboldt-Hartford Wood Ducks were in striking distance, until a strong eighth inning from the Flandreau Cardinals. The game was low scoring early on, with only three total runs from the two squads after four innings. The Cardinals...
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Robert (Bob) Doyscher, 70

Robert (Bob) Doyscher, 70, formerly of Jackson, died unexpectedly Friday, June 17, 2022. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Lia, his stepchildren Lilli, Beth, and Ana, his brothers Tom (Cindy), Mark (Becky), Dan (Rhonda), and Pat (Charon), and his sisters Ann Doyscher-Domres (Wade) and Mary, his cat Elsie, and many nieces, nephews, and friends the world over.