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    The KNUJ Hometown Hero for the month of July is Richard Hellendrung of rural Fairfax. Richard is being honored for his 50 years and more than one million miles of violation-free school bus driving. Hellendrung …

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    09 Jul 14
  • connie lingl

    The KNUJ Hometown Hero for the month of June is Connie Lingl of New Ulm. A tragic fire in late February claimed the life of a New Ulm woman, but due to the actions of …

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    11 Jun 14
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    The KNUJ Hometown Heroes for the month of May are a GFW High School senior and his college student friend from Hector. Travis Schroedl of Fairfax and his friend Jake Kindt had heard Travis’ grandfather …

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    14 May 14
  • HometownHeroApril2014

    KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of April is Judy Loewe of Henderson. Judy volunteers her time in numerous ways around the community. She serves on the Sibley County Museum Board, chairs blood drives, helps …

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    09 Apr 14
  • LisaSchweiss

    KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of March is Lisa Schweiss of Fairfax. Schweiss was instrumental in starting the Fairfax royalty program, and has donated numerous hours of her time to both the Boy Scouts …

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    12 Mar 14
  • HometownHeroFeb2014

    KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of February is Rick Mages of Sleepy Eye. Rick was instrumental in bringing Food For Kidz to Sleepy Eye, giving community churches and students the opportunity to help feed …

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    12 Feb 14
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    KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of January is 11-year-old Talia McCorquodale of Franklin. She is credited with saving her family when a fire broke out in their home last month. The fire at the …

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    08 Jan 14
  • NUCommunityFriendsThanksgiving

    The KNUJ Hometown Hero for December is a group this month: the New Ulm Community Friends organization. For 26 years now hundreds of volunteers have banded together to prepare and serve a free Thanksgiving meal …

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    11 Dec 13