The Affect
  • Nurses

    Nurses at the Mankato Mayo Hospital have approved a new contract. The 470 nurses agreed to terms on Thursday that they say address their concerns about the quality of patient care at the hospital. The …

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    04 Oct 13
  • Pheasant

    The “Pheasant Capital of Minnesota” is gearing up for two events on back-to-back weekends. The City of Madelia hosts its 5th Annual “Pheasant Phest” this Saturday and the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener next …

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    04 Oct 13
  • Oktoberfest2

    The preparations are underway for the kickoff of the 2013 Oktoberfest at the New Ulm Holiday Inn today (FRI). Oktoberfest kicks off at 6pm today with the Concord Singers. Other groups performing at the Holiday …

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    04 Oct 13
  • Detours

    A major road construction project on Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle continues, but the detour will reportedly be changing today (THU). The detour for heavy commercial traffic travelling Highway 5 will remain on …

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    03 Oct 13
  • Facebook

    The City of New Ulm has set up accounts on Facebook and Twitter to announce public safety hazards and concerns. Officials say this will allow city staff instant, real-time communication with New Ulm residents, commuters, …

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    03 Oct 13
  • HomecomingCrowns

    High School Homecomings continue around the area, with new royalty being crowned at several local school districts. The Belle Plaine High School Homecoming Queen is Hannah Johnson, and the Homecoming King is Zach Bahr. Buffalo …

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    03 Oct 13
  • USGovernmentShutdown

    Minnesota government officials have activated a special contingency team to assess the potential impact of the federal government’s partial shutdown. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter took the step Tuesday. He says it’s too …

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    02 Oct 13
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council spent a good amount of time Tuesday evening discussing the penalties for liquor license violations. The debate centered around whether to increase the fines for establishments caught selling alcohol to …

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    02 Oct 13