The Affect
  • Drought

    The latest data from the US Drought monitor show that Minnesota is getting drier, especially southern Minnesota. Nearly 63% of the state is rated as abnormally dry or in drought, up nearly 9-percentage points from …

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    07 Sep 12
  • Flooding (1)

    Residents of Sibley County whose homes were damaged by flooding in June can now apply for help from the state. The recent special session of the Minnesota Legislature approved money for disaster relief, and included …

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    07 Sep 12
  • WalzVisitsParker1

    Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz visited the City of New Ulm Thursday. Walz toured the Parker Hannifin facility in New Ulm and discussed new initiatives that ensure that returning veterans find good-paying jobs. Parker Hannifin …

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    07 Sep 12
  • StJamesSaints

    The St. James School District has received a $445,000 federal grant to be used to hire additional staff at the district’s Northside Elementary School. The district was awarded the grant after being ranked among the …

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    06 Sep 12
  • Thunderstorm

    The thunderstorm that rolled through the area Tuesday night is being blamed for damage to homes and businesses in Blue Earth County and elsewhere. Numerous trees were reportedly blown down in the Lake Crystal area. …

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    06 Sep 12
  • RedwoodCtyLEC

    The Redwood Falls City Council on Tuesday received an update on the Redwood County Law Enforcement Center renovation project. The $3.5-million project would add several thousand square-feet to the space currently being used by the …

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    06 Sep 12
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved a proposed 19% increase of the city’s property tax levy for 2013. City Manager Brian Gramentz says that the $1-million proposed levy comes from leaving the budget …

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    05 Sep 12
  • NewUlmEagles

    New Ulm District 88 residents are being asked to attend a special meeting today (WED). Volunteers are being sought to organize support for the upcoming property tax levy referendum on the ballot in the District …

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    05 Sep 12