The Affect
  • FrozenWaterPipe

    The City of Springfield is issuing an advisory to all of its utility customers due to the unusual number of frozen water services found over the past week. Water services may freeze at any point …

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    12 Feb 14
  • Chicken

    Residents of the City of Hutchinson will not be allowed to raise chickens in their backyards anytime soon. The Hutchinson City Council on Tuesday approved a motion that denied adopting a chicken ordinance that if …

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    12 Feb 14
  • SleepyEye

    The Sleepy Eye City Council this (TUE) evening is scheduled to hold the second reading of an ordinance which bans electronic cigarettes from public places in Sleepy Eye. If approved, the new regulation will amend …

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    11 Feb 14
  • OliviaCornCob

    Residents of the Olivia area have been stockpiling their cardboard for the past few months in an effort to repair the community’s famous Corn Monument. At least $18,000 is needed to repair the giant ear …

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    11 Feb 14
  • CHS

    A Minnesota-based energy, grain and food cooperative has bought the fertilizer business and related assets of a river transportation service company based in northeast Louisiana. CHS Inc. says that the purchase brings eight river terminals …

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    10 Feb 14
  • Bloodmobile3

    The constant need for blood continues, and the American Red Cross is holding multiple blood drives in the area this week. The Bloodmobile will be at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson from Noon to 6 …

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    10 Feb 14
  • Springfield

    The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting this week, and the 2014 “Spirit Of Springfield” award was presented to Doctor FJ Boyle. Doctor Boyle was given the award for his service, dedication, …

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    07 Feb 14
  • GrandHotel

    The Grand Center For Arts and Culture in New Ulm is holding a grand opening celebration this (FRI) evening. It takes place from 6 to 9pm, with live music starting at 7:30. The $2.4-million renovation …

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    07 Feb 14