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Here's a round-up of local area and state-wide fishing contests taking place over the next few months.


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Ronald J. Callahan, 73, of Shakopee, entered eternal life on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Ida Savoie, 65 of Belle Plaine, Minnesota and formerly of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020 in Belle Plaine.

Dorothy Lucille Meuffels, 97, of Waconia passed away on January 10, 2020.


There has been much coverage in the State of Minnesota regarding the Refugee Resettlement that counties are making decisions on.

Recently, in the 60 years ago news of area newspapers, the names of Mrs. Marie Eustice and Mrs. Margaret Kreger were mentioned because of a tragic auto accident.

The Christmas and holiday season of 2019 was alive and well in Belle Plaine and the surrounding area. Santa and Mrs. Claus had the opportunity to visit events and gatherings throughout the month of December.

Firemen from Belle Plaine and Jordan poured hundreds of gallons of water on a stubborn house fire in St. Lawrence Township Saturday afternoon. Firemen were on the scene for about four hours. The roof burned away but the rest of the house was saved and the owner, Don Slathar, plans to rebuild.

January Thaw - After the frigid double-digit below zero temperatures which preceded Christmas, residents were basking in March-like weather this week.