Local legislators give session a poor review

The 2023 legislative session ended May 22, and while local legislators were displeased with much of the outcome, there were some wins for area communities in the form of funds for a variety of projects. The largest is a $14 million package for the city of Windom that was included in the tax bill due to the closure of the […]

Willert introduces himself as interim superintendent

One day after students completed the 2022-23 school year on June 1, Interim Pipestone Area Schools (PAS) Superintendent Klint Willert introduced himself to school district employees over the lunch hour. “I’m super excited to be here,” Willert told the PAS employees. He then addressed what he called “the elephant in the room,” which was his resignation as superintendent of the […]

Arrows qualify six athletes for the Class A state track & field meet in seven events

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Phase 3 is in full swing for the Pipestone Area track & field teams, as the Arrows pushed six athletes in seven events through to the Class A state meet, June 8-9 at St. Michael-Albertville in St. Michael, following their performances at Thursday’s Section 3A meet in Montevideo. The Arrows were strong throughout the day in Montevideo, moving into their […]

Thompson and DeBates play well at second round of Section 3AA golf championships

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Pipestone Area senior Braxton Thompson and junior teammate Will DeBates wrapped up the 2023 boys’ golf campaign with an appearance at the second round of the Section 3AA tournament Wednesday at the Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake. Although neither player had great expectations of advancing to the Class AA state tournament, June 13-14 at the Ridges at Sand Creek […]

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton falls into playback bracket following 2-0 loss to Yellow Medicine East

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 Two proved a tough number to endure Saturday afternoon at Yankee Field in Milroy, especially if you happen to be a Russell-Tyler-Ruthton baseball fan. Two errors, two runs and facing an exit from the double-elimination Section 3A baseball tournament following its 2-0 loss to The Sting of Yellow Medicine East, the Knights are likely trying to push the 2s out […]

Values from Old Glory

For Memorial Day this year I had the privilege to attend the Memorial Day service in Jasper. I thought the event was well attended and served as a great reminder for us all to take some time to remember all of America’s finest who gave their lives for our freedoms. The program taught some lessons about veteran grave markers and […]

Summertime is pool time

The Pipestone Family Aquatic Center opened for the season on Tuesday, June 6. It will be open regularly Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Family fun time will be Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and lap […]

Nelson named city administrator

The Pipestone City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Deb Nelson as the Pipestone City Administrator. Nelson began working for the city in May of 1994 as the administrative secretary. Prior to coming to Pipestone, Nelson worked in county government in Montevideo. She was named interim city administrator in December of 2022 and has served in that capacity until being […]

Days Gone By Week of June 5, 2023

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125 YEARS AGO June 11, 1898 A deal was perfected yesterday whereby on June 15 Dr. E. H. Argetsinger, the dentist, takes possession of the dental parlors of Dr. F. H. Burnett in this city. Dr. Argetsinger, not only purchased the practice of Dr. Burnett but also his building on Hiawatha street, and he will move there as soon as […]

Rummage Sale

RUMMAGE SALE 930 W. Main St. Thurs., June 15 – 2:30-6 p.m. Fri., June 16 – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., June 17 – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Camper sewer hose support, multi-axle Tyre Gards, Caviness aluminum oars, softside boat fenders, fish finder, life jackets, other misc. Men’s jeans size 32/30, the following are like new – size 33/30, 34/30, 36/30, men’s Read more […]