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  • PrincessCrown

    A new Miss New Ulm will be crowned this (SAT) evening during the annual New Ulm Firefighters Dance. A total of 9 young ladies are in the running for Miss New Ulm this year, and …

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    08 Sep 12
  • RockBendFolkFestival

    The 22nd annual Rock Bend Folk Festival is taking place this weekend in the City of St. Peter. The free festival is held at Minnesota Square Park from Noon to 10pm today (SAT) and Noon …

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    08 Sep 12
  • corn harvest

    Minnesota’s corn crop is coming in early following a long, warm summer and with drought conditions persisting in much of the state. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association says that Minnesota farmers will produce almost as …

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    08 Sep 12
  • 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