The Affect
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved a request from the New Ulm Fire Department Relief Association to increase firefighter pension benefits by $400 per-year. The 2 main reasons for the request were retention …

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    19 Jun 13
  • SpringPlanting

    Minnesota farmers who still have wet fields have been creeping ahead with their remaining spring planting. The USDA says that an average of just-over 3-and-a-half days were suitable for fieldwork statewide last week, a slight …

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    19 Jun 13
  • GlencoeSilverLake

    The Glencoe Silver Lake School Board is considering trying to get another bond referendum passed this year. The board reviewed the latest option for a building bond at its recent meeting. This would be the …

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    19 Jun 13
  • Dollars

    The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next year. University officials say it’s the first tuition freeze in a generation. The plan also increases tuition for students …

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    17 Jun 13
  • Bloodmobile2

    The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is making a few stops around the area this week. The need for blood is constant, with someone in the US needing a blood transfusion every 2 seconds. Around 44,000 …

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    17 Jun 13
  • USCapitol

    The US Senate on Monday passed a 5-year Farm Bill which reforms federal programs and strengthens the farm safety net. Senator Amy Klobuchar says it gives Minnesota ag producers the certainty they need to plan …

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    11 Jun 13
  • CornEmergence

    Yet another week of wet weather last week prevented Minnesota farmers from getting their planting done. The weekly crop report from the USDA says that just over 2-and-a-half days were rated suitable for fieldwork last …

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    11 Jun 13
  • AdoptAHighway

    Minnesota transportation officials say volunteers pick up an estimated 26,000 tons of trash along state highways each year. The Department of Transportation figures the volunteers save the state an estimated $6-million annually. The Adopt-A-Highway program …

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    11 Jun 13