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  • SibleyEast

    The search for a new superintendent for the Sibley East School District begins a new phase this week. Retired Sibley East Superintendent John Langenbrunner is serving as the district’s interim superintendent this school year after …

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    17 Dec 12
  • MNValleyHabitatForHumanity

    The Minnesota Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for its 9th home in New Ulm Saturday morning. The new home in New Ulm’s Milford Heights is going to Niki Gendron and …

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    17 Dec 12
  • american legion

    The 2nd District of the American Legion of Minnesota held its annual Oratorical Contest at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm over the weekend, and an MVL student took first place. Applicants gave …

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    17 Dec 12
  • SinkingHouse

    Homeowners in the Waseca area are saying that their houses seem to be sinking, and they’re blaming the ongoing drought. Some of the homeowners started noticing the problems as early as this spring. Issues include …

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    14 Dec 12
  • WreathsAcrossAmerica

    Members of the Patriot Guard will be placing wreaths in every community in Redwood County on Saturday. Wreaths Across Redwood County is part of a nationwide effort to remember fallen soldiers, honor those who have …

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    14 Dec 12
  • Nativity

    The 27th season of the Springfield Nativity Pageant takes place this weekend. The annual show features a cast of hundreds along with live animals and a real baby as the newborn Jesus. This year the …

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    13 Dec 12
  • Snowstorm

    Governor Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of the National Guard Armory in Olivia as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night’s blizzard. Dayton issued the …

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    12 Dec 12
  • NicolletCounty

    The Nicollet County Board on Tuesday approved a property tax levy for 2013 that is a 3% increase over this year. The county’s $32.3-million budget for next year is a more-than 8% increase over 2012′s …

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    12 Dec 12