The Affect
  • Unemployment

    Minnesota employers added 8,500 jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell a tenth of a percent to 4.5%. The Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Steve Hine says that government added 3,900 jobs last …

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    18 Jul 14
  • BavarianBlast

    New Ulm’s summer festival, Bavarian Blast is this weekend! It takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The festival features 3 stages of entertainment for all ages with around a dozen …

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    17 Jul 14
  • Chicken

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved of allowing residents to raise chickens within the city limits. The final vote was 3-2, with Council President Chuck Schmitz and Councilor Ken RockVam voting against …

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    16 Jul 14
  • Crops

    Most Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. The US Department of Agriculture says that only potato and hay conditions showed a slight decline. Corn conditions are 64% good to excellent while soybeans …

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    15 Jul 14
  • GasPumps

    It’s the middle of the summer driving season, but large drops in the price of oil over the last 2 weeks have led to savings at the gas pump for Minnesota and the nation. Retail …

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    15 Jul 14
  • BrownCounty

    The Brown County Board today (TUE) is scheduled to begin the process of possibly implementing a local option sales tax for transportation. Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a $10 per-vehicle annual wheelage tax last year …

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    15 Jul 14
  • WabassoSchool

    The Wabasso School District has proposed a new school building project, and district residents are invited to a pair of Community Update Meetings this week. The meetings take place beginning at 7pm this Tuesday and …

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    14 Jul 14
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross is holding a few blood drives around the area this week, including a special blood drive in St. Peter. Today (MON) the Bloodmobile will be at South Central College on North …

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    14 Jul 14