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  • Highway14Sign1

    The funding for the 4-lane expansion of Highway 14 from North Mankato to Nicollet has been officially added into the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s budget, with that work scheduled to get underway in 2017. A …

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    01 Mar 13
  • StJames

    The recent St. James City Council meeting was streamed online for the first time ever. The meeting was only about 15 minutes long, but some important business was accomplished. The council unanimously agreed to seek …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Duebers

    Longtime local-area department store chain Dueber’s is closing all 9 of its stores throughout Minnesota. The first Dueber’s opened in 1946 in Waconia, and at its peak the company had stores in 28 communities. Longtime …

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    28 Feb 13
  • SpringfieldSchool

    Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Keth Kottke has been named an “Administrator Of Excellence” by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. Kottke is being honored for his leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional …

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    28 Feb 13
  • Highway14Sign1

    The Minnesota House Transportation Finance Committee is discussing the 4-lane expansion of Highway 14 from New Ulm to Mankato today (WED), as a pair of bills dealing with funding the long sought after project work …

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    27 Feb 13
  • ConnieGores

    The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system appointed Connie J. Gores to be the next president of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on Tuesday. Gores has served at Winona …

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    27 Feb 13
  • SibleyEast2

    The Sibley East School District will have a new superintendent as of July 1st. The Sibley East School Board approved a 3-year contract for Sibley East High School Principal Jim Amsden to be the new …

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    26 Feb 13
  • EdLee

    The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce will have a new leader at the end of the week. Current St. Peter Chamber of Commerce CEO and Executive Director, Anders Ringdahl-Mayland recently announced his resignation, which …

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    26 Feb 13