Strike up the band
A drum and bugle performance group from southern Minnesota was crowned national champion on Labor Day, and a New Richmond family is among those celebrating the honor.
Sandee Conlin is the director of the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps out of St. Peter, Minn.
She and her daughters, Averyel and Monique Hagel, also perform as part of the corps. Sandee and Monique play in the cymbal line, while Averyel plays the xylophone and marimba.