The Affect
  • Bloodmobile

    The urgent need for blood donations continues across the nation as storm relief efforts continue on the East Coast, and several blood drives are taking place in the local area this week in response. The …

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    03 Dec 12
  • ElectionRecount

    The recount in State Senate District 20 wrapped up on Friday, meaning that the 2012 election is now officially over in Minnesota. A 78-vote margin triggered the recount in District 20 in the race between …

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    01 Dec 12
  • TomVanHon

    The GFW School Board this week accepted the resignation of long-time board member Tom Van Hon, who has been appointed a district court judge for Montevideo. Van Hon has served on the GFW School Board …

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    30 Nov 12
  • BryanSellner

    The top write-in candidate for one of the open seats on the Sleepy Eye School Board has decided to accept the position. There was one seat on the board that had gone unfilled in the …

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    30 Nov 12
  • Santa1

    The St. James Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Holiday Festival this weekend in St. James. The highlight of the festival is the Holi-Bi-Dazzle Parade, which gets underway at 5:30pm today (FRI) on Main …

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    30 Nov 12
  • Gustavus

    The holiday season arrives at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter this weekend as they celebrate the 40th year of Christmas In Christ Chapel. Gustavus Spokesperson Matt Thomas says that the event is put on …

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    29 Nov 12
  • LakeLillian

    The man elected to be the new mayor of the City of Lake Lillian through write-in votes on Election Day has reportedly declined the position. There was no one running for mayor, but Kenneth Wittman …

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    28 Nov 12
  • DelMonteSleepyEyePlant

    Several employees of the Sleepy Eye Del Monte plant have won a settlement for wages under the federal fair labor standards act. The claim was over wages for time spent putting on and taking off …

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    28 Nov 12