The Affect
  • Dayton1

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be visiting the community of Bird Island today (FRI), after last week’s stop was postponed due to the weather. Dayton will be at St. Mary’s School in Bird Island to …

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    03 Feb 12
  • SleepyEye

    The City of Sleepy Eye is cleaning up after a water main break occurred in the city’s power plant Thursday. Water was being pumped out of the building after the break caused a floor to …

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    03 Feb 12
  • Fairmont Summer Festival Cancelled

    The City of Fairmont’s summer festival has been cancelled this year due to a lack of volunteers to help plan the event. Only 2 people stepped forward this year to help organize the Fairmont Interlaken …

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    02 Feb 12
  • MNDNR

    The DNR has hired an invasive species specialist that will focus on a 13-county area of southwest Minnesota. Nicholas Brown is 1 of 8 such specialists working for the DNR across the state. He will …

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    01 Feb 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The final public meeting on the possible change to a 4-day school week for New Ulm’s District 88 Schools takes place this (TUE) evening. Superintendent Harold Remme says that the idea is being considered for …

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    31 Jan 12
  • SleepyEye

    Nearly 100 people were on hand for the last of 3 public meetings in Sleepy Eye on Monday as the District 84 School Board considers a four-day school week. The proposal has been estimated to …

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    31 Jan 12
  • FoodShelf1

    The New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf continues to serve a growing number of families and individuals seeking food assistance. In January, the food shelf aided 239 families. This is the highest monthly total in …

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    31 Jan 12
  • Medal1

    An Arlington couple were recently selected to receive the city’s Darwin Mathwig Community Service Award. Dave and Dee Czech were chosen for the honor because of their community spirit, service, and dedication. It is presented …

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    30 Jan 12