Bette Johnson sits on the front porch of her historic home with her cats on the southwest corner of Jackson and Second Streets in Minneota. The home was designed by famous architect Cass Gilbert and built in 1896.
Because she has lived in the house for 45 years, Bette Johnson admits she isn't overwhelmed by its historical value. "It's just a house," she laughs. But the house located on the corner of Second and Jackson Streets in Minneota is more than just a house.
Joel Skillings, left, hands Minneota librarian Gail Perrizo a check to purchase children's books in a tribute to his late wife Jackie.
On behalf of Jackie Skillings, who passed away unexpectedly this past May, Joel Skillings and his three children, sons Tanner and Christian, and daughter Ashley Oistad, recently gave a generous monetary gift to the Minneota Public Library. Jackie had been a Friends of the Library board member for several years.
Kids Speak: ‘How to Cook a Turkey’
(Minneota Public School) Mrs. Dalager's Kindergarten class
Beau Banish (55) brings tackles BOLD running back Tim Peppel in the second quarter Friday night in Minneota.
In an unusual season, Minneota captured the Section 5A football championship with a 14-7 win over BOLD at K.P. Kompelien Field Friday night. All the scoring came in the first half in this defensive struggle. Minneota finished the season 8-0.
Ellie Pesch
Facing the team it swept in last season's Class A state volleyball championship, top-ranked Minneota succumbed to No. 2 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 3-1 Friday night at home. The Vikings finished the season with an impressive 13-1 record.
Ken DeBaere has been an agent with Doyle Insurance in Minneota for the past 10 years.
The day started like any other hunting trip that four friends were about to embark on. However, that day ended in tragedy. DeBaere, Scott VanOverbeke, Jeff Arendt, and Shawn Doyle took off at 5 a.m. in the morning on Nov. 5, 2000 to go duck hunting on Wood Lake five miles west of Lynd and six miles northwest of Russell.
Bette Johnson sits on the front porch of her historic home with her cats on the southwest corner of Jackson and Second Streets in Minneota. The home was designed by famous architect Cass Gilbert and built in 1896.
Joel Skillings, left, hands Minneota librarian Gail Perrizo a check to purchase children's books in a tribute to his late wife Jackie.
Kids Speak: ‘How to Cook a Turkey’
Beau Banish (55) brings tackles BOLD running back Tim Peppel in the second quarter Friday night in Minneota.
Ellie Pesch
Ken DeBaere has been an agent with Doyle Insurance in Minneota for the past 10 years.

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Minneota defeated BOLD 14-7 to capture the Section 5A football title on Friday night at K.P. Kompelien Field in Minneota.

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Frances “Fran” Gillund, age 84, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.

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