The Affect
  • XcelEnergy

    If you’re an Xcel Energy customer, get ready for higher bills over the next four years.  The utility is asking state regulators to approve what executives are calling a “significant” boost in rates and spread …

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    25 Oct 13
  • DrunkDriving

    The weekend before Halloween is a popular one for parties, but the Department of Public Safety is warning motorists that police won’t be putting up with any tricks. Authorities across the state are cracking down …

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    25 Oct 13
  • Halloween

    The Franklin-Morgan Boy Scout Venture Crew #53 is holding its 7th annual Fun House of Terror this (FRI) evening. Rognlie Manor has been overrun with strange, bizarre, and unusual creatures – including evil clowns – …

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    25 Oct 13
  • Harvest

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency to support our farmers in their efforts to get the crops out of the fields and properly stored before the snow flies. Dayton declared a …

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    24 Oct 13
  • Highway5

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle will open to traffic this coming Monday, weather permitting. Crews will be working on striping and finishing work through the weekend. …

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    24 Oct 13
  • AmandaMeyer

    The 15th Annual WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Brunch was held over the weekend in Chaska, and a total of 7 educators from across the state were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to student …

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    24 Oct 13
  • BrownCountyEvaluationCenter

    The Brown County Board on Tuesday approved the 2014 contract with the Brown County Evaluation Center for detox services. The Center’s total budget for next year is around $870,000, of which Brown County will pay …

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    23 Oct 13
  • MariLuMartens

    Sibley East Elementary School Principal Mari Lu Martens is representing Minnesota in Washington DC this week as our state’s “National Distinguished Principal.” The National Association of Elementary School Principals recognition honors elementary and middle school …

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    23 Oct 13