The Affect
  • GasPumps

    Gas prices have fallen by more than 20-cents in Minnesota in September, and the statewide average is now a dime below the national average. Triple-A Minnesota’s Gail Weinholzer says we’re paying 52-cents less per-gallon than …

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    25 Sep 13
  • 4H

    The Brown County Board approved the annual agreement with the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for Extension programs locally. The contract provides for a three-quarters time 4H program coordinator for Brown County at a cost …

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    25 Sep 13
  • HomecomingCrowns

    It’s Homecoming time at a dozen high schools around the area, which means there’s new Homecoming Royalty. The Homecoming Queen for BOLD High School is Baylie Kubesh, and the Homecoming King is Logan Sandgren. The …

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    25 Sep 13
  • Highway14Sign

    The bridge repair work on the Highway 14/15 Bridge over Minnesota River in New Ulm is complete, and the bridge did open to traffic today (TUE). This comes around a week ahead of schedule. The …

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    24 Sep 13
  • SibleyEast2

    Residents of the Sibley East School District should see a significant decrease in their taxes next year. The Sibley East School Board recently approved a preliminary tax levy for 2014 that is a 14% decrease …

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    24 Sep 13
  • HometownHero

    The annual “Oscar Sorbel Hometown Hero Award” was given out in the City of Madelia recently during the community’s Younger Brothers Capture weekend. The recipient of the volunteer award this year is Madelia native Traci …

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    24 Sep 13
  • RedCross

    Some American Red Cross offices around the region are being consolidated into other offices in the coming weeks, including in New Ulm. The Red Cross announced on Friday that it will be closing the New …

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    23 Sep 13
  • FarmToSchool

    September is Farm to School Month in Minnesota, and State Ag Commissioner Charlie Poster will be stopping in Lafayette, Walnut Grove, and Tracy today (MON) to learn how those school districts use Farm to School …

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    23 Sep 13