It’s that time of year where counties across Minnesota will host their annual fairs.

The first and second clues for the 2019 Bar-B-Q Days Medallion Hunt are published below. The final clue, if necessary, will be published in the July 17 issue of the Herald.


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Hazel Ann (VonWald) Benson passed into her Lord’s arms on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at The Gardens at Cannon Falls.

Theresa (nèe Fahey) Renne, 82 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at her home in Belle Plaine surrounded by her loving family.  

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Our beloved mother, Frances “Frankie” Darlene Lindemeier (Penrose), 86, left us suddenly on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, to join her soulmate and husband, our dad, Don, in heaven.


According to the latest issue of the City’s mailing, “The Bridge,” we all need to be educated on the rules, laws and ordinances that come into play when developing a piece of property.

I would again like to pointedly address the visceral concerns of the 19 families who live in Oak Grove Court and on Elk Street South regarding the proposed multi-family structures behind our homes.

Many parents and concerned citizens may not be aware that our Belle Plaine Schools do not have a School Resource Officer.

Tanya, “The world’s tamest leopard,” gets a hug from Mark Oestreich of Belle Plaine. A 14-year-old spotted leopard, Tanya traveled through here last Friday with her trainers and companion, Tasha, a 4-year-old black leopard to make an appearance.