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  • Fairmont Administrator Resigns

    The city administrator of Fairmont officially announced his retirement this week. Jim Zarling’s retirement will take effect May 30th. Zarling told the Fairmont City Council during it’s meeting this week that he is committed to …

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    26 Jan 12
  • GFW

    The GFW School District got a new superintendent this week. GFW High School Principal Jeff Bertrang was officially named GFW Superintendent during the school board meeting in Fairfax this week. He replaces Superintendent Tony Boyer, …

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    25 Jan 12
  • 4-Day School Week Meetings

    Residents of both the New Ulm and Sleepy Eye School Districts have another chance to voice their opinions on moving to a 4-day school week during public meetings today (WED). Both districts will hold the …

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    25 Jan 12
  • GenericSports

    The Truman School District will be teaming up with the Granada-Huntley-East Chain District for football beginning next school year.  The arrangement comes due to a problem many rural Minnesota schools face – not enough players. …

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    24 Jan 12
  • AlumacraftBoat

    The City of St. Peter’s Alumacraft Boat Company has been sold to a New York private equity firm. Alumacraft employs about 200 people at it’s manufacturing facility in St. Peter. The company has been making …

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    21 Jan 12
  • Dayton1

    Students at St. Mary’s School in Bird Island are preparing to host Governor Mark Dayton next week. Dayton’s visit is scheduled for Friday, and he will be accompanied by Senator Gary Kubly of Granite Falls. …

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    21 Jan 12
  • YESTeam

    The Springfield High School YES Team recently collected around 400 pounds of outdated or tangled holiday lights for recycling. Bins had been placed at Tauer’s SuperValu and Running’s in Springfield, and students also brought their …

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    20 Jan 12
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    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday made the first move towards making repairs and handicap-accessibility upgrades to the amphitheater in German Park. New Ulm Park and Rec Director Tom Schmitz says the project is …

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    18 Jan 12