The Affect
  • NUChamberLogo

    The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Hot Topics Lunch this Friday. The guest speakers will be Brad Finstad and Tom Horner, and the topic is “Finding the Voice of Rural Minnesota.” …

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    10 Dec 13
  • BenLeonard

    Nicollet County Historical Society Director Ben Leonard has his last day on the job on Friday after 9-and-a-half years, and the search for a replacement is underway. Leonard says that he is proud of the …

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    09 Dec 13
  • RedKettle

    After five straight days of bell ringing, 105 hours in all, Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson of Albert Lea put down the bell Saturday night–ending in a three-way tie with two men from California and …

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    09 Dec 13
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross has several blood drives around the area this week as blood donations continue to fall during the hectic holiday season. As part of the “Give Something That Means Something” winter campaign, …

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    09 Dec 13
  • MNsure

    Minnesota health insurers say they still aren’t getting complete information about enrollees in Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, and the delays could prevent people from having coverage through MNsure starting January 1st. The Minnesota Council of …

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    07 Dec 13
  • NealLoidolt

    The Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division has a new commander. Brigadier General Neal Loidolt is the new commanding general of the Red Bulls. There are currently more than 10,000 soldiers in the division. Loidolt …

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    07 Dec 13
  • Santa

    There are numerous holiday-themed events taking place around the local area this weekend, especially today (SAT). There’s the Arlington Arli-Dazzle Parade, Christmas in Lake Crystal, the St. James Winter Carnival, the St. Peter Fish House …

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    07 Dec 13
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    The City of Arlington holds its annual Arli-Dazzle Christmas Parade on Saturday. The parade begins at 5:30pm, but Arli-Dazzle Chair Kim Schneider says that it’s actually a day-long celebration. Saturday’s events in Arlington in addition …

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    05 Dec 13