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Congratulations to Councilman Ben Stier for his years of service to our city.

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Recently my schedule allowed me the opportunity to donate blood in Belle Plaine via the Memorial Blood Center (MBC) bus hosted graciously by a friendly, grateful and appreciative family

Included in the Belle Plaine Heralds of the past few weeks (and certainly numerous times beforehand) have been most impressive full back page acknowledgements of several of our Belle Plaine High School groups.

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.