By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Richard Pollema’s foray into the pressure-washing business began with an act of charity.  While taking care of a disabled veteran, he refused any payment. “...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Monday, July 20, the Minnesota American Legion 1st District Vice-Commander Mark Maloney came to St. Charles to swear in Ken Bloom as the new Commander...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Summer is a time for community festivals, yet in the era of COVID-19, most have been canceled or drastically reduced in scope.  Such was the case for Eyota...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor At the end of May, the Winona County Fair Board made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Winona County Fair.  The fair, which typically...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The coronavirus has had a catastrophic impact on musicians, canceling opportunities to perform.  For the RavensFire Band, which specializes in Irish,...

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By Dakota Swenson, St. Charles Press The Saints continued their playoff run last Wednesday with a game against the two seed Caledonia Warriors. The last time these two teams faced each other, it was...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor It was absolutely packed.  The St. Charles PTO’s annual carnival was held on Friday, March 8 in the elementary school, and both the cafeteria and gymnasium...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In his 28 years with the Dover Fire Department, the most memorable moment for Rick Jones was not a fire or a huge crash.  Instead, it was a simple ‘thank...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Thursday, February 14, the sledding hill at Jessens Park was incredibly busy as multiple classes dropped by for fun in the snow.  In the morning, twenty-...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Although Gerald and Barbara Melby were both from the small town of Glenwood, Minnesota, their wedding was held in a much more exotic locale – France.  At...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor A week of snowstorms and excessively frigid temperatures in St. Charles caused many to complain about the Minnesota cold and long for spring.  Yet at the...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The Moose Lodge Wild Game Feed has been a tradition for decades in St. Charles, predating the club’s current building.  “It’s being going on as long as I...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Saturday, January 19, the fellowship hall of St. Charles Borromeo was filled with men dressed in suits and ties, and girls dressed like princesses.  For...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor As a student at St. Charles High School, Aaron Carlson worked for Arly Hamman.  He often watched Hamman leave work to respond to fire calls, and enjoyed...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In some ways, the Amish Market Square in St. Charles is a refuge.  The combination of gas station, convenience store, gift shop, and restaurant is a glimmer...

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