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  • HomecomingCrowns

    Numerous high schools around the area have now crowned Homecoming royalty as a week filled with festivities for students continues. GFW’s Homecoming King is Kyle Sassenberg and the Homecoming Queen is Katie Becker. The Le …

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    26 Sep 12
  • Roundabout

    The first of several “roundabouts” being constructed in the City of Mankato opens to motorists today (WED). The new roundabout is located at the intersection of Stadium Road and Victory Drive in Mankato. Officials say …

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    26 Sep 12
  • EthanolPlant

    The high cost of corn has led to a southern Minnesota ethanol plant being closed down for now. The Biofuel Energy Corporation says it is idling its Fairmont ethanol plant until it can “secure local …

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    25 Sep 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on the state’s soybean harvest. The USDA weekly crop progress report for the state says that producers have harvested 45% of the soybean crop as of Sunday, up …

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    25 Sep 12
  • WindTurbines

    A new group of wind turbines currently being erected in southern Minnesota will become the tallest wind towers in the state upon their completion. The new turbines going up near Worthington will be 430-feet high …

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    25 Sep 12
  • FloodLevee

    The construction of a more-than $2-million flood levee along the Minnesota River in New Ulm continues, with the work now approaching the half-way point. The dike will run from 9th South to 19th South Street …

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    24 Sep 12
  • Homecoming

    The High School Homecoming season continues this week, with a total of 9 local-area schools holding weeklong festivities. Area high schools celebrating Homecoming this week include: GFW, Le Sueur/Henderson, New Ulm Cathedral, Nicollet, Redwood Valley, …

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    24 Sep 12
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives around the local area this week, including in New Ulm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Walnut Grove Community Center from 2 to 7pm …

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    24 Sep 12