The Affect
  • RuralMinnesota

    A new survey by the St. Peter-based Center for Rural Policy and Development has found that businesses and community leaders generally believe that rural Minnesota has lost influence in decisions made in government and the …

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    07 Jan 13
  • Bloodmobile

    It’s that time of year when blood donations across the state tend to decline. Red Cross Spokesperson Sue Gonsior says that bad weather, flu and colds keep people away, but hundreds of units of blood …

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    07 Jan 13
  • Flu2

    An early start to the flu season in Minnesota has officials concerned. So far this season, more than 600 people have been hospitalized for influenza, compared to 552 for all of last year’s flu season. …

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    05 Jan 13
  • AllenQuist

    Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature. Quist announced Friday that he will run for the District 19A House seat being vacated by St. Peter Democrat …

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    05 Jan 13
  • DanEhrke

    The executive director of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce is resigning. Dan Ehrke has served as the head of the Glencoe Chamber for 7 years, but is leaving to take a job as a …

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    05 Jan 13
  • More Morrow Seat Candidates

    Another Democrat has announced that he is seeking his party’s endorsement for the Minnesota House seat being vacated by Terry Morrow. Clark Johnson of North Mankato is a longtime DFL activist and faculty member at …

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    04 Jan 13
  • LegacyAmendment

    The Minnesota Historical Society has announced that over $155,000 worth of grants are being awarded in dozens of counties across the state to help organizations preserve and share Minnesota history. Local recipients of the grants …

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    04 Jan 13
  • HospitalPatient

    The Sleepy Eye Medical Center is closed to visitors until further notice due to an increase in cases of influenza and flu-like illnesses. The precautionary measure of closing the hospital to visitors is intended to …

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    03 Jan 13