The Affect
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is making stops in Redwood, Nicollet and Brown Counties this week. One pint of donated blood can save up to 3 lives, and every year more than 3.5-million volunteers donate …

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    16 Apr 12
  • More Local Troops Home Tuesday

    A total of 215 Minnesota National Guard soldiers returned home from Kuwait Sunday, including troops from Redwood Falls and Hutchinson. Hundreds more will follow in the weeks to come. For some soldiers, the adjustment to …

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    16 Apr 12
  • MysteryTombstone

    The rightful place for a mysterious McLeod County tombstone has been located. Authorities had put the word out to the public recently to help them try and identify the tombstone that was found at an …

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    16 Apr 12
  • K9

    Law enforcement officers from across the state, and their dogs, are in Nicollet County this week as part of a training seminar for police narcotics canines. Frandsen Bank in lower North Mankato was a training …

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    13 Apr 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday continued to make cuts to the district’s faculty in an effort to balance the budget. Last month the school board approved more than $1.1-million worth of …

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    13 Apr 12
  • Grackle

    The 28th annual Grackle Days got underway Thursday in the City of Winthrop. The theme of this year’s festival is “Winthrop’s Got Talent.” Grackle Days highlights include a talent variety show, alumni basketball tournaments, the …

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    13 Apr 12
  • GSL

    The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board recently approved $640,000 worth of improvements to the district’s school buildings. The first project was awarded to JS Cates of Hamel with a low bid of $520,000 to replace windows …

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    12 Apr 12
  • PlantClosing

    The preparations to close one of the largest employers in the City of Arlington continue. Technical Services for Electronics recently announced that it would closing it’s 13,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Arlington by the end …

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    12 Apr 12