The Affect
  • FloodedFields

    This week’s heavy rains have extinguished the last remaining patch of drought in Minnesota. Thursday’s update from the US Drought Monitor shows the state completely free of drought and abnormally dry conditions. Minnesota Climatologist Pete …

    Keep Reading >>

    20 Jun 14
  • Unemployment

    Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a point to 4.6% in May as employers added 10,300 jobs. State labor analyst Steve Hine says it was the strongest month of the year so far. …

    Keep Reading >>

    20 Jun 14
  • SeniorCitizens

    The AARP announced Thursday that Minnesota is ranked first in the nation for the care we provide to seniors and people with disabilities. Minnesota scored top marks in the five areas measured: affordability and access, …

    Keep Reading >>

    20 Jun 14
  • LylePearson

    The US House has approved a bill to name the VA community-based outpatient clinic in Mankato after late World War II hero Lyle Pearson. Congressman Tim Walz and the entire Minnesota delegation co-sponsored the legislation. …

    Keep Reading >>

    19 Jun 14
  • LionsClub

    The Springfield Lions Club has disbanded after over 37 years of service to the community. Declining membership and lack of participation have been cited as the main reasons for the club disbanding, with it becoming …

    Keep Reading >>

    19 Jun 14
  • BoysChoir

    A special concert in New Ulm today (THU) featuring two youth choir groups has been moved indoors to Christ the King Church on North Garden Street. The North Star Boy’s Choir and a boy’s choir …

    Keep Reading >>

    19 Jun 14
  • MinnesotaRiver

    The first-ever Minnesota River Congress is taking place this Thursday at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Organizers say that the main purpose of the event will be to discuss the merits of having a citizen-led, …

    Keep Reading >>

    18 Jun 14
  • RobBrandl

    New Ulm Cathedral High School will soon have a new principal. Rob Brandl will officially begin his duties with New Ulm Area Catholic Schools on July 1st. Brandl has degrees from St. Cloud State and …

    Keep Reading >>

    18 Jun 14