The Affect
  • Prom1

    The High School Prom season continues around the local area this weekend, with a total of 11 area school districts holding their formal Spring dances. Schools with Prom on Saturday include: Belle Plaine, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, …

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    03 May 13
  • WindTurbines

    Renville County could become host to the first large-scale commercial project to produce hydrogen from wind in the US. Norfolk Wind Energy of Bird Island and Emerald H2 of Minneapolis announced this week that they …

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    03 May 13
  • GFW

    The GFW School Board announced a list of 4 superintendent semi-finalist candidates this week. The district is searching for a new superintendent in preparation for the upcoming resignation of Superintendent Jeff Bertrang, who is leaving …

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    02 May 13
  • SchellsBrewery

    A multi-million dollar expansion project at New Ulm’s August Schell Brewery has been postponed. The first phase of the project had been scheduled to get underway this week, but has reportedly been delayed by at …

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    02 May 13
  • New St. James Chamber Head

    The St. James Area Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Jennie Firchau officially took over the position on Tuesday after serving as the chamber’s administrative assistant for the past 3 years. She says …

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    02 May 13
  • Close-up of fresh snow on a windshield.

    A rare May snowstorm is expected to impact a broad swath of Minnesota today (WED), including the local area. Meteorologist Steve Woolenhouse says that a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 3 o’clock this …

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    01 May 13
  • Spring Storm

    April of 2013 in Minnesota will be remembered for it’s late winter storms. Duluth set a monthly record with nearly 51-inches of snow, but State Climatologist Greg Spoden says southern Minnesota did not escape April’s …

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    01 May 13
  • SchellsBrewery

    New Ulm’s August Schell Brewing Company will break ground on a multi-million dollar expansion project today (WED). Schell’s Brewmaster Jace Marti says that the first phase will be a $2-million project to increase the brewery’s …

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    01 May 13