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  • SpellingBeeNickThompson

    The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway in Washington DC, and 5 kids from Minnesota are taking part, including a New Prague Middle School student. 14-year-old Nicholas Thompson joins students from Aurora, Baxter, Rochester …

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    29 May 13
  • RoadWorkPilotCar (1)

    The detour for the bridge work on Highway 5 east of Gaylord is expected to be removed this week, and traffic restrictions from Gaylord to Arlington are expected to follow beginning May 31st, weather permitting. …

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    28 May 13
  • Bloodmobile

    The need for blood donations in our local area is increasing as we head into the summer months, and everyone donating blood this week will be entered into a drawing to win thousand-dollar gift cards. …

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    28 May 13
  • HometownHero

    Nominations are being accepted for the Brown County Outstanding Senior Citizen recognition for 2013. Seniors who have reached the age of 70 by June 1st can be nominated. The recognition is based on how they …

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    28 May 13
  • SleepyEyeSchool

    The Sleepy Eye School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to hold a levy referendum election later this year. District 84 has seen 3 referendums defeated in the past 3 years, with last year’s …

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    24 May 13
  • NUHighSchool

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a $162,000 bid to remove and replace the lockers at New Um High School over the summer. The board also voted to increase school lunch …

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    24 May 13
  • Graduation

    High school graduations continue around the area this weekend, with a total of 8 local schools holding their commencement ceremonies. School districts with their graduations today (FRI) include: Butterfield, New Ulm, Nicollet and Wabasso. Schools …

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    24 May 13
  • DaytonEducationBill

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed an education package that boosts spending on schools and scales back high-stakes testing. Dayton and Democratic legislators celebrated the $15.7-billion bill Wednesday, which is about $485-million more than the …

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    23 May 13