The Affect
  • Dollars

    There’s $47-million the legislature left open in the bonding bill, but $288-million in requests from communities across Minnesota. Now, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development decides who gets funded and who doesn’t. The …

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    11 Jul 12
  • RobertDocherty

    Governor Dayton has appointed New Ulm resident Robert Docherty to the open judgeship position in Brown County’s 5th Judicial District. The opening on the bench was created when Judge John Rodenberg began serving on the …

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    11 Jul 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average over the past week, even with record-setting temperatures. The USDA’s weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota says that statewide, average temperatures were 9-degrees above normal last week. …

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    10 Jul 12
  • ConcertInThePark (1)

    The Monday Night Concerts in German Park continue this evening in New Ulm. Tonight’s free show features music by Barton’s Hollow, a 5-piece traditional bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass, gospel and acoustic band made up of members …

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    09 Jul 12
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels in Minnesota, and donors are desperately needed. Spokesperson Sue Gonsior says the shortage is because 50,000 fewer donations than expected were made in June. All …

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    09 Jul 12
  • Menards

    The grand opening of the new Menards store in New Ulm will come sooner than expected. Site work on the new home-improvement store on the west end of New Ulm began in May, and the …

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    09 Jul 12
  • FEMAGrant

    A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations after preliminary assessments showed recent floods and storms caused more than $108-million in damage. The disaster declaration covers Aitkin, Carlton, …

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    07 Jul 12
  • TallCorn1

    “Knee High By The Fourth Of July” used to be a common saying that helped people gauge how the corn crop was doing. But these days, it’s a poor corn crop that isn’t way past …

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    07 Jul 12