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  • YouthSummit

    A special “Youth Summit” is taking place in New Ulm later this month for high school students and their parents from around the local area. The registration for the “Live Out Loud” Youth Summit is …

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    12 Sep 13
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    The Sleepy City Council on Tuesday approved a preliminary tax levy for next year that could potentially lower resident’s taxes. The 2014 preliminary Sleepy Eye property tax levy is nearly $40,000 less than this year’s …

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    11 Sep 13
  • SpringfieldSchool

    The Springfield School Board recently approved a resolution calling for a pair of levy referendum questions to be put before voters this November. The district will first be asking Springfield area residents to renew the …

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    11 Sep 13
  • HomecomingCrowns

    The High School Homecoming season is underway, with 2 local area school districts celebrating this week. Comfrey High School held its Homecoming last week, and crowned Brianna Treml Homecoming Queen and Andrew Richter Homecoming King. …

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    11 Sep 13
  • Walz

    Southern Minnesota Democratic Congressman Tim Walz says that he’s opposed to current proposals for US military strikes in Syria. The 1st District congressman said Monday that he’s worried that plans for limited military action could …

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    10 Sep 13
  • Crops

    The hot, dry weather is putting stress on pastures across Minnesota. The US Department of Agriculture says that soil moisture supplies continue to decline in Minnesota, with almost one-third of the state’s topsoil and 23% …

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    10 Sep 13
  • Detours

    The Highway 14/15 Bridge over the Minnesota River in New Ulm is scheduled to close this coming Monday for approximately two weeks for bridge work. Traffic will be detoured to the Nicollet County Road 37/20th …

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    10 Sep 13
  • USCapitol

    Congress is back in session today (MON) in Washington DC, and one of the issues many Minnesotans are hoping to see action on is the Farm Bill. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he …

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    09 Sep 13