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  • Oktoberfest

    The first weekend of Oktoberfest in New Ulm takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn and downtown New Ulm. New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Audra Shaneman says that …

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    03 Oct 12
  • LafayetteCharterGrant

    The Lafayette Charter School is one of ten elementary schools in Minnesota and western Wisconsin to receive a $10,000 grant from Allina Health to promote healthy activities. The charter school will be provided direct access …

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    03 Oct 12
  • BenWestphal

    A St. Peter musician will be taking part in the popular network television show “The X-Factor” in the coming days. 19-year-old Ben Westphal has made it to the show’s “Boot Camp” round, which kicks off …

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    03 Oct 12
  • NUCityHall

    The New Ulm City Council will re-visit the issue of Chammy the Horse during it’s regular meeting today (TUE). The council recently approved a new ordinance that allows animals living in the city prior to …

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    02 Oct 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to the dry weather. The USDA says that Minnesota’s corn crop was 53% harvested as of Sunday. That’s way ahead of last …

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    02 Oct 12
  • BlueEarthCountySeal

    Two new websites were launched in recent days to cater to the needs of residents of Blue Earth County. A newly-redesigned site for Blue Earth County is now up and running atĀ www.blueearthcountymn.gov, and the Blue …

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    02 Oct 12
  • Resignation

    The president of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce is resigning. Jeff Steinborn announced his formal resignation at the chamber’s most recent meeting. Steinborn is running for a seat on the Henderson City Council, and is …

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    01 Oct 12
  • GustavusNobelConference2012

    Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter is hosting the 48th annual Nobel Conference this Tuesday and Wednesday. The special guest this year will be the Executive Director of The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. …

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    01 Oct 12