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  • New Watermelon Royalty

    The City of Sanborn held it’s annual Watermelon Days festivities this week, and new royalty was crowned as part of the celebration. The 2012 Sanborn Watermelon Queen is Macy Simonson, and the new Watermelon Days …

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    02 Aug 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    Two long-time members of the New Ulm District 88 School Board have announced that they will not be running for re-election this year. Susan Nierengarten has served on the school board for the past 12 …

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    02 Aug 12
  • Laws

    A total of 18 new laws go into effect in Minnesota today (WED). The laws were designed to help small businesses, energy companies, the environment, health and human services, public housing, public safety and transportation, …

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    01 Aug 12
  • Detour

    The Highway 14 detour west of Mankato will be shortened beginning later today (WED). Department of Transportation Project Manager Matthew Rottermond says that Nicollet County Road 77 will no longer be part of the detour …

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    01 Aug 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota has some of the most variable crop conditions in the country, according to the latest report from the state. Where rain has fallen most crops are in very good shape and will likely yield …

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    01 Aug 12
  • BobAnneSorensen

    A St. James couple were recently named Outstanding Senior Citizens of Watonwan County. Bob and Anne Sorensen were honored for their many hours of volunteer work around the community. They have helped with the Opera …

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    31 Jul 12
  • AnnaSurprenant21

    A “Welcome Home” event for a Minneapolis Aquatennial Princess from Sleepy Eye was held Monday evening. Anna Surprenant, the daughter of Scott and Judy Surprenant, is a 2011 graduate of Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s who …

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    31 Jul 12
  • HelenZangl

    The annual National Night Out Rally was held at the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm Monday evening, and longtime New Ulm resident Helen Zangl was honored during a brief ceremony. Zangl has been involved …

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    31 Jul 12