Tammy Blegen races around the barrels during competition on Wednesday, May 27 at the Minneota Arena.
The Silver Spurs Saddle Club has been around for 55 years and is still as popular as ever. On a near-perfect Saturday afternoon, riders of all ages came out for the Silver Spur Fun Show at the Minneota Arena. Two nights earlier, the club held its first of five Barrel Racing events.
The footings and base of the engine room of the former Minneota Flour Mill that burned down in 1910.
It’s been nearly 110 years since the Minneota Flour Mill was in operation. The building might be gone, but there are still remnants left behind to show that it once was a vital business in the community. First, though, a little history on the mill.
Many irises have begun blooming at the Joanne and David Myrvick home.
Few know or will remember that Minneota was once known as the “Iris Capital of Minnesota”. Although that moniker dissipated a few years ago, irises can still be found in abundance throughout town. The various-colored irises were starting to bloom in town last week.
UFP Minneota is located along Highway 68 on the east side of Minneota.
Fire departments from Minneota and Ghent were on the scene Friday morning at UFP Minneota, LLC and contained a wall fire that had reached the attic of the building along Highway 68 on the east side of Minneota.
 Veterans Park in Minneota was a sea of red, white and blue with American flags on each of the 286 white crosses that represented deceased veterans from the area, and 34 gold crosses representing area soldiers who were killed in action. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping a few people away, the Memorial Day “Light a Light” ceremony was well attended on a mild evening.
The pandemic may have kept a few people away, but the Memorial Day “Light a Light” ceremony was well attended Monday night at Veterans Park. Many of those in attendance on this mild evening donned masks. The rain, which fell earlier in the evening, stopped prior to the ceremony, and started up again shortly after the conclusion.
Tammy Blegen races around the barrels during competition on Wednesday, May 27 at the Minneota Arena.
The footings and base of the engine room of the former Minneota Flour Mill that burned down in 1910.
Many irises have begun blooming at the Joanne and David Myrvick home.
UFP Minneota is located along Highway 68 on the east side of Minneota.
Many of those attending the service sat in lawn chairs, on the ground or in their vehicle.
 Veterans Park in Minneota was a sea of red, white and blue with American flags on each of the 286 white crosses that represented deceased veterans from the area, and 34 gold crosses representing area soldiers who were killed in action. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping a few people away, the Memorial Day “Light a Light” ceremony was well attended on a mild evening.

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Family Mass of Christian Burial for James “Jim” R. Wambeke, 82, of Minneota will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.

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