The Affect
  • ConstructionWorkers

    Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.3% in May. State Jobs Analyst Steve Hine says that after two months of cuts, employers added 8,400 jobs last month. He says that the gains were driven by …

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    21 Jun 13
  • Festival

    It’s a busy weekend around the local area, with at least 7 different town festivals taking place. There’s Friendship Days in the City of Nicollet, with the highlights including a demolition derby and the crowning …

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    21 Jun 13
  • SummerSolstice

    Summertime officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere overnight. The Summer Solstice took place at approximately 4 minutes after midnight. That was the moment that the sun appeared to pause above the Tropic of Cancer, and …

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    21 Jun 13
  • RedRockCentral

    Red Rock Central Superintendent Doctor John Brennan submitted his resignation to the Red Rock Central School Board this week. Brennan’s resignation will be effective at the end of the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Former Red …

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    20 Jun 13
  • MNCapitol

    New Ulm City Manager Brian Gramentz has been appointed to the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force. The task force advises the Department of Public Safety and provides input on motorcycle safety issue operations, with the …

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    20 Jun 13
  • MNStateFair

    The Minnesota State Fair will offer more than 20 new attractions and exhibits for the 2013 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Thrill-seekers will find four new rides, including “Air Raid,” which takes riders on …

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    20 Jun 13
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved a request from the New Ulm Fire Department Relief Association to increase firefighter pension benefits by $400 per-year. The 2 main reasons for the request were retention …

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    19 Jun 13
  • SpringPlanting

    Minnesota farmers who still have wet fields have been creeping ahead with their remaining spring planting. The USDA says that an average of just-over 3-and-a-half days were suitable for fieldwork statewide last week, a slight …

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    19 Jun 13