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  • RecreationalTrail

    The City of St. Peter has approved the plans for a new privately-funded recreational trail in Traverse des Sioux Park. The trail will be used for bicycling, walking, running, and snowshoes in the winter, and …

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    21 Oct 13
  • CaseCombineHarvester

    The wet spring delayed farming activities earlier this year, but things have rebounded nicely and despite recent rains, harvest is rolling right along. Wayne Schoper, Ag Instructor with South Central College, says yields for beans …

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    18 Oct 13
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    Gustavus Adolphus College has made the top  100 list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance lists Gustavus as the 47th best value in the country among liberal arts colleges. The …

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    18 Oct 13
  • SiehlPrize-medium

    Nominations are now open for the University of Minnesota’s Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. The awards will be announced on National Ag Day on March 25. The Siehl Prize dates back to the early …

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    17 Oct 13
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    MNSure is reporting just over 12,000 people have set up on-line account on Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace during its first two weeks. Only about 5500 have completed applications and only about 3700 have actually …

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    17 Oct 13
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    Tuesday, October 15, is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and the 9th Annual All Angels Remembrance Ceremony will be taking place in New Ulm.  The ceremony beings at 6pm at the Angel Fountain …

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    15 Oct 13
  • Thermostat

    Minnesotans should think about contacting their utilities office to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule, which goes into effect Tuesday. The rule offers protection to keep homes heated all winter long.  Residential utility customers …

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    14 Oct 13
  • USGovernmentShutdown

    As the federal government shutdown continues, more and more Minnesotans are beginning to feel the effects. From the inability to get a new or replacement Social Security card, the suspension of the WIC nutrition program …

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    12 Oct 13