The Affect
  • DEARTH OF DUCKS

    Minnesota’s duck hunting season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday. The opener is one day earlier than last year, and the earliest since 1945. The DNR’s Steve Cordts says that another thing different this …

    Keep Reading >>

    20 Sep 13
  • HomecomingCrowns

    A total of 6 local area school districts are holding their Homecoming festivities this week, and many of them have now crowned their Homecoming Royalty. New Ulm Cathedral’s Homecoming Queen is MacKinnon Ehlenz and the …

    Keep Reading >>

    20 Sep 13
  • GibbonRoyalty2013

    New royalty was crowned in the City of Gibbon over the weekend during the annual Fireman’s Dance. Two young ladies will represent the community of Gibbon around the region over the next year. Jessica Bode, …

    Keep Reading >>

    19 Sep 13
  • StPeter

    The 3rd Annual St. Peter Area Senior Expo: “Boomers and Beyond” is taking place this (THU) afternoon at the St. Peter Community Center. The event is free and open to the public, and runs from …

    Keep Reading >>

    19 Sep 13
  • UnitedCommercialUpholstery

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved a $110,000 loan to assist a Nicollet company in relocating to New Ulm. United Commercial Upholstery intends to move into the former PGI Mailers building on the …

    Keep Reading >>

    18 Sep 13
  • RedCrossDisasterRelief

    The South Central Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross has sent several volunteers and a dozen Emergency Response Vehicles to Colorado to assist with emergency relief after record flooding. Approximately 11,750 Colorado residents have …

    Keep Reading >>

    18 Sep 13
  • AppleHarvest

    It’s looking like a good year to be an apple lover in Minnesota. Apple growers say they’re looking forward to an exceptional harvest, which would be welcome news after the previous year, when spring temperature …

    Keep Reading >>

    18 Sep 13
  • WalzHighway14

    Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz joined local lawmakers and business leaders at stops along Highway 14 on Monday to push for the continuing 4-lane expansion of the roadway. Walz spoke in Rochester and Owatonna before …

    Keep Reading >>

    17 Sep 13