The Affect
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross is holding a couple of blood drives around the area this week, and organizers are hoping that donors will “Spring” into action and give hope by giving blood. One blood donation …

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    01 Apr 13
  • TristaBarka

    The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce got a new Executive Director this month. Trista Barka just completed her second week on the job. She is a Rushford-Peterson High School graduate whose husband, Adam, is …

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    30 Mar 13
  • GFWiPads

    The BOLD School Board has approved the purchase of a total of 540 Apple iPad2s for the district’s high school students. The total cost of acquiring the computer tablets is over $221,000, which includes 2 …

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    30 Mar 13
  • EasterEggs

    EASTER EGG HUNTS (All On Saturday) • NEW ULM: 10am in the Civic Center. The Easter Bunny will be there along with other characters, plus Goody Bags for kids. • BROWNTON: 10am at the Community …

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    29 Mar 13
  • PrincessCrown

    A new Renville County Dairy Princess was crowned recently in Bird Island. Laura Albrecht, the daughter of Kirby and Ann Albrecht of Fairfax was crowned during the Renville County Al Ag Banquet at the Island …

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    29 Mar 13
  • JillHulke

    New Ulm District 88 School Board member Jill Hulke will be resigning next week after learning that she is ineligible to serve on the board. That’s because she lives in rural Courtland, just across the …

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    28 Mar 13
  • GFW

    The GFW School Board approved more than a hundred thousand dollars worth of capital and deferred maintenance projects this week. The district will spend a total of $70,000 on new servers and network switches and …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Detours

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has unveiled their summer construction projects for 2013. The list includes work on 87 projects in the Twin Cities and nearly 200 in Greater Minnesota. Mn/DOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle says …

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    28 Mar 13