Governor Tim Walz announced on Thursday a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by Friday, May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70 percent of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by Thursday, July 1.
On Sunday, May 9, millions of people will celebrate the special women in their lives, particularly the mothers, grandmothers, and stepmothers who often tirelessly care for those they love.
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a corn planter that flipped over and spilled 300 gallons of liquid fertilizer on the road at County Road 62 and County Road 17 about five miles south of Arlington on Wednesday, May 5, at 12:14 a.m.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is taking further action following the capture of 34 silver carp in Pool 8 of the Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wis., during a recent Modified Unified Method operation.
New COVID-19 cases in Minnesota dropped another 7.5 percent in the past week, with the state adding 10,900 new cases (a decrease of 875) to total 580,340 since the pandemic started.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 5, as the City of Belle Plaine and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering to bring residents a spring celebration with food trucks, music, and a Business Bingo kick-off event.
Belle Plaine had big wins this week in track and field and baseball, while softball won by a huge margin Tuesday then suffered a close loss on Thursday and girls golf took third place at its most recent meet
The town Tigers were glad to be back at the ballpark last weekend but got off on the wrong foot, blowing a last-inning lead against Glencoe before suffering a lopsided league loss to upstart Arlington.
The Tiger girls track and field team took first place at the Mankato East Relays last Thursday, April 29, with 206 points, just ahead of Mankato East’s 202.
It was the first look outside the MRC for Belle Plaine.
Two victories in three outings last week left the Tigers softball team 5-1 overall on the season and 3-1 in the Minnesota River Conference.
Weather canceled the Tigers’ lone scheduled game with Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop last week, so head coach Pat Schultz’s squad had plenty of time for some live practice