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  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:59 PM
    After having sold his business in 1981, Ivan Otto resumed ownership of the Borough Bowl following the arson fire six months ago that did considerable damage to the lanes.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:00 AM
    Winter’s snowy blast made a mid-November appearance in southern Minnesota and adjoining states with an eight-inch blanket of wet snow covering the Belle Plaine area.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:00 AM
    Belle Plaine announced its third annual poultry show, with Carl C. Brahs in charge.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 AM
    Farm auction sales did not run high. One farmer, who reported being pleased with his receipts, had a sale that ran to $483.90.
  • 30 Years Ago    (1987)
    Thursday, November 09, 2017 1:56 PM
    Alvin Busch was recuperating at his home in Belle Plaine after receiving a kidney transplant earlier that fall at the University of Minnesota Hospital.
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 8:00 AM
    Belle Plaine’s big street improvement job on extended Highway 25 through the center of the borough was completed
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:00 AM
    On November 15th the ground was blanketed with several inches of snow. The wind blew enough to cause drifts that in some localities blocked travel for a period.
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 6:00 AM
    During the preceding two months, four complete stores of merchandise were sold or auctioned off, but the town still had the same number of stores.

  • 30 Years Ago (1987
    Thursday, November 02, 2017 11:18 AM
    The completion of three major projects in the area signaled the end of construction season. The bridge over the railroad tracks on Highway 25 north of Belle Plaine officially opened up to two-lane traffic.
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 8:00 AM
    Christmas street lighting in Belle Plaine was not to be as extensive as originally planned. Lack of funds and apathy by the majority of Belle Plaine businessmen were the reasons.
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:00 AM
    A sudden and drastic temperature drop caught many car owners with frozen radiators. Barrels of alcohol were sold, as the only non-freeze solution of the period.
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:00 AM
    Belle Plaine stores, one after another, were installing acetylene gaslights, considered a wonderful illumination.
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:12 AM
    The annual sixth grade class trip to the Environmental Learning Center in Isabella, Minnesota took place this week for the 14th consecutive year
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:00 AM
    A rainy, foggy autumn night set the scene for a fatal traffic accident which took the life of Mrs. Glen Crosby, 25, nee Elizabeth Mahoney.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:00 AM
    A. A. Hahn was away on his annual moose hunt in Canada.The pupils of the Belle Plaine High School were contributing 25 cents each to a fund to recondition the old man-o-war.

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