The Affect
  • BestBuy

    Officials with electronics retailer Best Buy have announced that the company’s store in the City of Hutchinson will not be closing as previously announced. The Hutchinson store had been among five stores in Minnesota scheduled …

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    12 Jul 12
  • GibbonFunFest

    The City of Gibbon celebrates it’s 125th birthday this weekend in conjunction with it’s annual Gibbon FunFest activities. Highlights of Gibbon FunFest this year include a Medallion Hunt, Music in the Park and a Family …

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    12 Jul 12
  • SleepyEye

    The Sleepy Eye City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a total of $1.8-million in infrastructure improvements for the Snow Farm property owned by the city. The project includes industrial, business and residential cul-de-sac development on …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Dollars

    There’s $47-million the legislature left open in the bonding bill, but $288-million in requests from communities across Minnesota. Now, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development decides who gets funded and who doesn’t. The …

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    11 Jul 12
  • RobertDocherty

    Governor Dayton has appointed New Ulm resident Robert Docherty to the open judgeship position in Brown County’s 5th Judicial District. The opening on the bench was created when Judge John Rodenberg began serving on the …

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    11 Jul 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average over the past week, even with record-setting temperatures. The USDA’s weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota says that statewide, average temperatures were 9-degrees above normal last week. …

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    10 Jul 12
  • ConcertInThePark (1)

    The Monday Night Concerts in German Park continue this evening in New Ulm. Tonight’s free show features music by Barton’s Hollow, a 5-piece traditional bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass, gospel and acoustic band made up of members …

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    09 Jul 12
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels in Minnesota, and donors are desperately needed. Spokesperson Sue Gonsior says the shortage is because 50,000 fewer donations than expected were made in June. All …

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    09 Jul 12