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Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 7:46 AM

The space on the corner of First Avenue and Armstrong that once housed The Stray Cat, but went dark and empty in March, could be filled with a nail salon and spa as soon as next month.Maria Hidalgo, proprietor of Los Potros Mexican restaurant, said Serenity Now Salon & Spa will be a nail salon and spa, as well as featuring tanning and massage therapy. She plans to open sometime in August.

Updated Jul 25, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Horses once again proved popular at this year’s Watonwan County Fair, and there were equine-related events practically every day of the fair so everyone could get their horse fix.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 7:47 AM

The Watonwan County Fair boasted a pair of new attractions Saturday night, a dueling pianos act different from the usual beer garden entertainment, and a never-done-before teen dance.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation came through St. James as part of a multi-county bus tour July 16, and representatives from the foundation heard concerns and suggestions from local leaders on everything from education and...

Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 8:01 AM

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains both good news and bad news for health advocates; on the positive side, the rate of cigarette smoking among high school students dropped under 10 percent last...

Updated Jul 18, 2015 at 10:13 AM

The St. James school board voted unanimously Monday to call for a November special election, seeking voter approval to issue general obligation school building bonds for nearly $24 million for school improvements to the three educational...

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Renovations at the St. James baseball field started late last August and finished up this spring before the school baseball season began, and now people from all across the region will be able to see the changes for themselves as the...

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Close to 6,000 people attended the 40th Annual Madelia Park Days celebration over the weekend, almost doubling the turnout in recent years.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Butterfield--The 13th annual Butterfield Summer Sizzler granted attendees the opportunity to ring in Independence Day with such festivities as a bean bag tournament, a National Micro Mini Tractor Pull, and a lawn mower race.

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

As opposed to last year, when inimical weather delayed the fireworks show and put a damper on the public mood, this year’s weather was optimum, and the annual St. James fireworks show on the lakefront in Memorial Park went off...

Posted Jul 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Craig Mueller set a new Railrun record Thursday, when he completed the four-mile run in 27:55, breaking the 60 and over record of 29:10, set by Arland Braatand-Lee in 2010. Mueller--61-years-old--finished the run in ninth place.

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