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  • Highway14

    Mn/DOT Officials say that motorists will be able to drive on the new Highway 14 alignment between Waseca and Owatonna beginning Friday night. The 20-mile, multi-year reconstruction of that segment of Highway 14 began in …

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    30 Aug 12
  • Student Writing

    Minnesota students are making some progress toward meeting the new mathematics standards, but state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says that many remain stagnant on reading. That’s the conclusion after the state took another look at …

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    30 Aug 12
  • Lexi Erpenbach1

    New Stiftungsfest royalty was crowned this past Sunday in Norwood Young America as part of the community’s annual “Founder’s Festival.” The new Miss Stiftungsfest is Lexi Erpenbach, the daughter of Ron and Sheila Erpenbach. She …

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    29 Aug 12
  • ButterheadToBe

    As the Minnesota State Fair continues, the local-area Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalists are getting their likenesses carved into 90-pound blocks of AMPI butter made in New Ulm. Princess Kay Finalist Brown County …

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    29 Aug 12
  • Temperature2

    Summertime isn’t done with us yet. Meteorologist Steve Woolenhouse says the heat will build up the next few days leading to the Labor Day weekend. He expects a high of 94 on Wednesday, and for …

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    28 Aug 12
  • DakotaWar

    The Schell’s Hobo Band wrapped up Brown County’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the US-Dakota War with a special concert Sunday evening. Events marking the anniversary of the 1862 conflict that took place around …

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    28 Aug 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops are maturing a bit faster than usual. In its weekly crop report for Minnesota, the USDA says that 26% of the soybean crop has reached the turning yellow stage or …

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    28 Aug 12
  • ConcertInThePark

    The final Monday Night Concert in the Park takes place this (MON) evening in New Ulm. Tonight’s free show features “The Singing Cowgirl.” She has over 27 years of experience as an entertainer, and performs …

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    27 Aug 12