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  • Knowledge Bowl Teams To State

    Several local-area high school Knowledge Bowl teams will be competing in the state championship later this week, including the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Onyx Team, which won the Regional competition last month. This will be the …

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    10 Apr 12
  • Vote

    The Special Election to fill the District 20 state Senate seat formerly held by the late Senator Gary Kubly is taking place today (TUE). The 3 candidates appearing on the ballot include Democratic State Representative …

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    10 Apr 12
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives across the local area this week. Patients receive blood from Red Cross donors approximately 21,000 times a day across the US. The Bloodmobile will be at …

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    09 Apr 12
  • TroopsWelcomeHome

    Around 300 Minnesota National Guard soldiers per-day begin arriving at Camp Shelby in Mississippi this week as they prepare to come home. Minnesota National Guard Mobilization Officer Major Gerald Halloran says that nearly 3,000 of …

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    09 Apr 12
  • LegacyAmendment1

    Dozens of organizations around the state are recording and sharing Minnesota’s story and preserving it for future generations, and Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, funded by the Legacy Amendment are assisting in that effort. The …

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    09 Apr 12
  • Drought

    It just keeps getting drier in Minnesota — but officials say our situation remains “short-term.” The latest US Drought Monitor shows, with the exception of the far southeastern tip of Minnesota, our state is abnormally …

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    07 Apr 12
  • DianeGermann1

    The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission has selected the next participant in the Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program. Diane Germann of Minneapolis will be departing for Ulm, Germany on April 27th to represent New Ulm. …

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    06 Apr 12
  • MinnesotaNationalGuard

    Nearly 3,000 Minnesota National Guard soldiers are scheduled to return home over the next three weeks after serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait over the last year, and some area soldiers are even now back on …

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    06 Apr 12