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  • Rain Brings Harvest to Temporary Halt
    Monday night’s rainfall -- measured at just over 1 inch in the Belle Plaine area -- dampened efforts to harvest crops.
  • Ashley Manthe Becomes Lutheran Home Hope Residence Director of Nursing
    Hope Residence, a ministry of The Lutheran Home Association, has named long-time team member Ashley Manthe, RN, LPN, as its new Director of Nursing.
  • Fire Prevention Week
    Oak Crest Elementary School students met with Belle Plaine firefighters last week during “Fire Prevention Week.” The students learned about ways to prevent fires and what to do to help the firefighters in case a fire starts at their house. They also got an up-close look at equipment firefighters bring to the scene of a fire call.
  • B.P.’s Flaherty Family Grateful for Inaugural ‘Hope Fest’ Support
    Sitting at a table in a finished shed on their parents’ farm in Faxon Township a few Saturdays back (Oct. 8), Maura Flaherty and her siblings realized they had pulled off something special.
  • A Pool of Thanks
    Belle Plaine Mayor Mike Pingalore presented a plaque to Jacqueline Hillstrom in recognition of her service to the city as a lifeguard for 12 years.
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  • Belle Plaine Has Big Week
    The Belle Plaine High School volleyball team won six of seven matches in what was a busy stretch of its schedule last week.
  • Tigers Overcome Saints
    The Belle Plaine High School football team had to overcome a number of obstacles but managed to win its sixth game in seven outings this season at a very windy St. Peter Friday night.
  • Lambrecht Captures Section Title
    Belle Plaine’s Ireland Lambrecht, the No. 4 seed, knocked off the top two seeds in one afternoon this past Monday to win the Section 2A Individual Tournament.
  • Belle Plaine Boys Take First at Blue Earth; Girls Second
    The Belle Plaine High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams placed first and second, respectively, at last Tuesday’s five-team Buc Invitational at Riverside Town and Country Club near Blue Earth.
  • – Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., and males weigh about 170 lbs.
  • Ardella Tiegs
    Ardella Tiegs went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. She courageously fought cancer for nearly four years.

  • Janeth M.  Madsen
    Janeth M. Madsen passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.
  • Patricia Huss
    Patricia Huss, 76, of Belle Plaine passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague.  

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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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  • Birth  Announcement
    Mark and Cassie Koch are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynlee Rae Koch.
  • 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.
  • 30 Years Ago (1986)
    With the election less than two weeks away, the Scott County attorney race was marred by charges, counter charges, grand jury probes, conflict of interest charges, suspension of grand jury, and finally that Tuesday, the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Board filed misconduct papers against Kathleen Morris.
  • The Belle Plaine Motel opened for business. It was the first motel for Belle Plaine and the only such venture between the Shakopee hill and St. Peter. The new establishment was owned and operated by Mrs. Wilmar Schuette.
  • There were snow flurries the last week of October. One-hundred miles to the north a couple of inches fell.

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