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LeRoy Independent, LeRoy, Minnesota, 55951

Council approves use of water tower for wireless Internet unit  
Council approves use of water tower for wireless Internet unit
12/11/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- At the LeRoy City Council meeting held Monday, December 1, 2008, Mike Weness requested permission from the LeRoy City Council to attach a wireless unit to the water tower. His company, Axxess WiFi, is a division of Weness Connect, a company specializing in communications and entertainment needs; su... View

Koppen recalls years of service as Mayor  
Koppen recalls years of service as Mayor
12/11/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Ed Koppen began his career as Mayor of LeRoy by winning the election in 1992 and taking office in January of 1993. The Mayor's position comes up for election every two years, along with two council members.... View

Southland School Board hires bus drivers; accepts Leisen's resignation  
Southland School Board hires bus drivers; accepts Leisen's resignation
11/27/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Southland School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, November 17, in the Media Center Conference Room at the Southland MS/HS in Adams.... View

Joe Kempe's collection of radios include two Ecksteins made in LeRoy  
Joe Kempe's collection of radios include two Ecksteins made in LeRoy
11/27/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- When Joe Kempe displayed his collection of old radios at the LeRoy Community Theater's Old Time Radio Show in the earlier part of November, among his collection were two Eckstein radios which had been manufactured in LeRoy. This was news to me, and probably others too, because it is hard to imagine... View

Friends Help Farmer  
Friends Help Farmer
10/09/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- When Jerry Cornwell landed in Saint Marys Hospital on Sept. 27 with viral meningitis, it meant that his 160 acres of soybeans would have to wait to be harvested. That's no longer the case.... View

 
L-O School Board reviews financial status, sets new weight room guidelines
10/02/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- The LeRoy-Ostrander School Board was given a detailed report on the budgets of the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years at their regularly-scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, September 16.... View

Alan Runde, 11, starts up 1st turbine at Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm dedication  
Alan Runde, 11, starts up 1st turbine at Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm dedication
10/02/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Wow! When Horizon Wind Energy hosted the Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm dedication dinner and ceremony in the middle of Iowa's cornfields Friday afternoon, they put together a celebration which will long be remembered by the many landowners attending the special event. It was a humdinger!... View

City Council increases Wildwood Grove Debt Levy  
City Council increases Wildwood Grove Debt Levy
09/04/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Tim Donovan, Mower County Deputy assigned to LeRoy, introduced himself to the LeRoy City Council at the meeting held August 25. Before becoming a Deputy, Donovan spent four years active duty in the U.S. Navy and five years in the National Guard.... View

Authors, potential authors meet at LeRoy for first gathering of area writers' club  
Authors, potential authors meet at LeRoy for first gathering of area writers' club
08/07/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Persons from Lime Springs, Riceville, Rochester, Zumbrota, Osage and LeRoy met July 31 at the Palmer room in the LeRoy Library for a Writer's Club meeting led by Riceville author, Dianna Nicolai. Nicolai also is a news reporter for the LeRoy Independent.... View

 
Buy 'Mower/Grow Mower' campaign launched
08/07/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Wanting to boost the Mower County economy and the quality of life for all residents in our area, the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a countywide campaign to entice individuals to shop locally.... View

'Friendly condemnation' of old Bethany Church parsonage  
'Friendly condemnation' of old Bethany Church parsonage
07/17/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- It's not often the LeRoy City Council is asked to condemned a property; as a matter of fact, it's probably never happened before now.... View

 
'Think LeRoy First' Campaign kick-off this weekend
07/17/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- The theme of the campaign is to "Think LeRoy First -- Support Your Local Businesses and Community" when you shop, get your hair cut or car serviced, go out to eat, look for fun things to do, buy a house, send your kids to school, seek health care, bank, invest, volunteer, etc.... View

Bendel family as Bee Keepers extend family business with bee by-products  
Bendel family as Bee Keepers extend family business with bee by-products
07/03/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Bee keeping is an intense and interesting business!... View

Kenneth Allen Knutson, 32  
Kenneth Allen Knutson, 32
07/03/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Funeral services for Kenneth Allen Knutson were held Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the LeRoy Evangelical Lutheran Church in LeRoy, MN with Reverend Thomas Kolden officiating. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, MN.... View

 
Community-based energy development . . . what a concept
02/14/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Recently, an informational meeting was held at Grumpy's in Grand Meadow with John Garry, Development Corp. of Austin, welcoming the crowd that attended. He made a few comments about wind energy in this area, and introduced several men who are either involved with, or have an interest in, the develo... View

Barnes named a No. 1 Country Librarian in 'Country Extra'  
Barnes named a No. 1 Country Librarian in 'Country Extra'
01/05/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- It's not often you get nominated for doing your job, but sometimes, when you go above and beyond, it does happen!... View

Fire destroys Fjetland home  
Fire destroys Fjetland home
01/04/2008

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- At approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening, December 27, the Ostrander Fire Department was called to a house fire at the rural property of Larry Fjetland, which is located .75 miles off Highway 63 on County Road 44. ... View

Volunteer group at Wildwood Grove tie baby quilts, including two for raffle  
Volunteer group at Wildwood Grove tie baby quilts, including two for raffle
12/14/2007

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Mary Jean Harrington, activity director at Wildwood Grove, has been busy keeping the residents busy with as many groups or projects as she can think of. The latest bunch to gather once a month is a group of ladies tying quilts. There's also a book club, as well as exercises and bingo, birthday part... View

 
Meal delivery program an asset to LeRoy
12/06/2007

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Wildwood Grove does more than care for the residents who call the facility home. They also provide services that care for the community. Each weekday, in addition to the meals prepared for the residents, Head Cook Lynne Dempewolf prepares meals to be delivered through the meal delivery program to r... View

 
'The Golden Compass' . . . not for children?
12/06/2007

LeRoy Independent / STPNS
LeRoy, Minnesota (STPNS)- Following is a message I received via e-mail from a friend that I found rather curious, but dismissed it as probably being a rumor. ... View