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The Belle Plaine Food Shelf along with their many volunteers hosted their the 9th Annual Fundraising event at the Vets' Club last Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Area events and activities


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Leona Laabs, 82 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Richard H. Blake, 76, of LeSueur passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Ridgeview Health Care Center in Le Sueur. 

Charles E. “Chuck” Kajer, 60, of New Prague, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague.


An article in last week’s paper announced the approval of storm damage relief funds for Le Sueur County. While I am relieved that Minnesotans recovering from the devastation will receive financial assistance, I believe this is a time to reflect on how our government prepares and responds to emergencies.

The Prince Legacy Henderson Project (PLHP) is raising $40,000 to install a life-size bronze statue of Prince near the current bench and mural.

No it’s not snow. This is two feet of sand piled on top of a geotextile fabric as part of the construction on the Waste Water Treatment Facility expansion project.

Students of the fifth and sixth grade L.E.A.P. program built this scarecrow for Emma Krumbee’s contest to promote awareness of the dangers of styrofoam in the environment.