Newspapers are reluctant to cover newspaper-related topics because the news is not usually about us; it’s about issues that affect readers. Our role has been pretty simple for the last two and a half centuries: keep citizens informed of the news in their communities and hold government offic…


Two very distinct sides of a rezoning decision surfaced at a recent St. Peter City Council meeting. At stake was a prospective business development on South Minnesota Avenue, as well as the loss of a residential property and concerns over “commercial creep” along the historic city roadway.

In late 2015, Le Sueur County Administrator Darrell Pettis spent hours developing his year-end budget presentation, the pages of charts designed to help unfamiliar readers understand where the millions of dollars included in the 2016 plan would come from and where they would go.

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