The Affect
  • PhilBiedenbender

    Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Senior Phil Biedenbender has been named a National Merit Scholar. About 16,000 seniors in the United States, or less than 1% of the nation’s top academic achievers, make it to …

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    14 May 12
  • Dollars

    Governor Dayton has signed a nearly $500-million public works Bonding Bill package that includes money for college buildings, flood prevention and local roads and bridges. Dayton had wanted more projects as a boost to Minnesota’s …

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    12 May 12
  • GHEC

    The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board has approved a 3-year contract for a new superintendent for the district. Dr. Steven Heyd is currently the vice president of academics and curriculum at Sisseton Wahpeton College in South …

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    12 May 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a resolution placing 5 teachers on partial unrequested leaves of absence. The reductions are reportedly the last of a series of budget cuts this year …

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    11 May 12
  • Graduation

    High school seniors around the area are wrapping up their high school careers in the coming days, and graduation ceremonies begin taking place this week. Several school districts in southwestern Minnesota that started the school …

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    11 May 12
  • SleepyEyeSchool

    The Sleepy Eye School Board on Wednesday approved part-time cuts to several school programs. The board approved partial cuts to the Sleepy Eye band program, as well as art, social studies, business and Family and …

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    11 May 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board will vote on placing 5 teachers on an unrequested leave of absence during it’s meeting this (THU) evening. The contract reductions for the 5 teachers would go into …

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    10 May 12
  • Fishing

    The City of Waconia is reportedly all set to welcome the 2012 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. Governor Dayton plans to attend Friday’s community picnic in Waconia, then fish Lake Waconia at just after midnight Saturday …

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    10 May 12