The Affect
  • Detours

    The construction of two additional lanes for Highway 60 between St. James and Butterfield gets underway this week. The 2-year project involves grading, paving and bridge work for two additional lanes south of the current …

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    08 Jul 13
  • Bloodmobile2

    The American Red Cross is holding blood drives around the area this week as the organization’s “Summer of Stories” campaign continues. Everyone making a blood donation through next Monday will be eligible to win one …

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    08 Jul 13
  • MondayNightConcertCrowd

    The Monday Night Concerts in the Park continue this (MON) evening in New Ulm with a free show by Dick Kimmel and Company. The local bluegrass hall-of-famer and his special guests will entertain the crowd …

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    08 Jul 13
  • JLS StormDamage002

    Governor Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 Minnesota counties hit by storms, flash floods and massive power outages last month. The June storms downed power lines, toppled trees, sucked chunks of roadway …

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    05 Jul 13
  • MNStatePatrolSquad

    There will be extra law enforcement on the state’s roads through the weekend. Summer is typically the deadliest time of year for Minnesota motorists, mainly because of increased travel and more people celebrating, often with …

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    05 Jul 13
  • CarCrash

    The Fourth of July has become the deadliest day of the year on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol says that there have been 19 road deaths on Independence Day during the last five years – …

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    03 Jul 13
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved the final permit needed for M-R Paving to take over the management of the city’s compost and burn site. The approval of a Conditional Use Permit for …

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    03 Jul 13
  • MallOfAmerica

    One of Minnesota’s biggest attractions is about to get larger. Construction will start this fall on an addition to the Mall of America’s north side that will include up to 50 new shops, a new …

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    03 Jul 13