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  • ‘Dirtballs’ for MS
    A team of Belle Plaine and area “muckers” known as The Dirtballs was among the 2,100 participants in the 5K Twin Cities “Muck Fest” Saturday at the Scott County Fairgrounds in St. Lawrence Township.
  • Ground Work
    Excavation work continues to progress at the future medical clinic, wellness center and senior living facility campus.
  • STEM Camp
    About 20 Belle Plaine students -- elementary and high-schoolers alike -- participated in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp last week at Oak Crest Elementary School.
  • Frys Purchase Borough Bowl from Ottos
    Ron and Heather Fry, owners of the Belle Plaine Dairy Queen for the past 3 1/2 years.
  • Road Spill Near Henderson
    A semi truck’s trailer somehow detached and tipped, spilling the sand it was carrying across Highway 169 Thursday morning (Aug. 18).
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  • Mary (Ince) Lies
    Mary (Ince) Lies, 84, of St. Paul passed away August 14, 2016.

  • Elroy Othmar Riesgraf
    Elroy Othmar Riesgraf, 73, passed away peacefully from Acute Myeloid Leukemia on August 7, 2016 at Season’s Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Sheehan
    Jacqueline “Jackie”  M. Sheehan, 85, of Belle Plaine passed away August 19, 2016 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Water break at Cardinal Ridge Apartments
Film Shot in Belle Plaine Could Become ‘Best of Fest’ Entrant
A short film shot largely in Belle Plaine, including Sparetime Tavern, this past weekend is destined to premier later this winter as an entrant in Z Fest in Minneapolis.
Scott County Fair 2014
Honoring High School Wrestling Coach Kevin Slack
St Patrick's Day 2013
Belle Plaine MN St. Patrick's Day 2013 Celebration
New Prague Middle School Shooting Hoax Press Conference
New Prague Middle School was locked down and a 12-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of making a phone call that indicated a possible shooting

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  • Engagement
    Lorn and Sandy Herrmann and Tom and Therese Kaletka of Belle Plaine, are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their children.
  • Engagement
    Mike and Mary Ann Bigaouette of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Vanessa Bigaouette to Jordan Lemmerman, son of Tom and Kristin Lemmerman of Delano, MN.
  • Birth  Announcement
    Nick and Caycie Volek are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mila Ann Volek.
  • 30 Years Ago (1986)
    Belle Plaine public schools were set to open on Sept. 2 with an enrollment of approximately 853 students in grades K-12.
  • Norine Fahey, 74, a native of the St. John’s community, was killed in a plunge off the high grade crossing of the river bottoms in Belle Plaine.
  • The William Buesgens farm of 99 acres just north of Belle Plaine was purchased by E.T. Carlson, who was farming the Oak Farm between Belle Plaine and Jordan.

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