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  • Celebrating B.P.’s Generosity, No More Chemo
    Belle Plaine’s Austin Overline (front), his family and friends welcomed hundreds of family and friends to his parents’ Belle Plaine home Saturday afternoon for a special party that celebrated the end of his chemotherapy and the generosity of the Belle Plaine community.
  • The Big Pinch
    Drivers heading to work through Jordan Tuesday morning (May 19) and home again yesterday afternoon found the two lanes on Highway 169 pinched down to a single lane in each direction from just south of the 169’s intersection with Highway 282.
  • A Morning Not to be Forgotten
    Over 120 fifth-graders from Oak Crest Elementary School in Belle Plaine graduated last Tuesday (May 12) from the school’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.
  • A Fitting Tribute
    Firefighters from the Jordan Fire Department and Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Fire Service brought ladder trucks to Belle Plaine Friday (May 15).
  • Karen Anderson to Speak at Memorial Day Service
    Army Reserve Captain Karen Anderson of Belle Plaine, who returned home to a hero’s welcome last fall following a 10-month deployment in Kuwait.
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  • Klobuchar Features Emma Krumbee’s
    U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s “Minnesota Morning” event featured breakfast pastries from Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard, Farm and Restaurant in Belle Plaine. 
  • City Council Okays Method to Market Vacant Downtown Lot
    The Belle Plaine City Council Monday night unanimously approved a request-for-proposals (RFP) approach to market the city-owned vacant lot at the intersection of Main and Meridian streets downtown. 
  • Belle Plaine is one of Minnesota’s best places to raise a family, according to Niche rating service. The city finished seventh in the service’s list of the top 55 communities in Minnesota to raise a family. 
  • The possibility of a second medical clinic in Belle Plaine took a big step closer to reality when the city council and Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia agreed to the terms of a letter of understanding for the project. 
  • Richfield, St. Paul Men Charged in Killing Earl Olander
    Recovered U.S. Savings Bonds helped police identify the men who allegedly killed Earl Olander of rural Belle Plaine last month.
  • Tigers Get No. 2 Seed in Playoffs
    The Belle Plaine High School softball team put the wraps on a successful regular season by sweeping a Minnesota River Conference doubleheader. 
  • Belle Plaine Girls Win Another MRC Title; Boys Take Second
    One of the longest championship streaks in Minnesota River Conference history for all sports continued when the Belle Plaine High School girls’ track and field team captured its 11th team title in a row at Friday’s Minnesota River Conference. 
  • Belle Plaine Boys Take Over 3rd
    The Belle Plaine High School boys’ golf team bumped itself up one notch (from fourth to third) in the overall Minnesota River Conference standings by placing third at last Tuesday’s nine-hole conference gathering at Le Sueur Country Club. 
  • Tigers Drop Pair to S.E.
    The Belle Plaine High School baseball team lost its final two Minnesota River Conference games in a doubleheader at Sibley East on Friday, but thankfully for the Tigers, they had already clinched the championship, their second in a row. 
  • With a weekend off to celebrate manager Mike Schultz’s wedding, the town Tigers hope to have renewed their vows to the great game of baseball. 
  • Carol A. Lebens
    Carol Ann (Knoben) Lebens,  66, of Jordan, passed away on May 13, 2015. 

  • Alice A. M. Staab
    Alice Ann Maria Staab, 79, of St. Cloud, MN formerly of Little Falls, MN passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud.

  • Cecelia (Ceil) M. Elwood, 80, of Belle Plaine, passed away on May 11, 2015 at the Mala Strana nursing home in New Prague.  


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Water break at Cardinal Ridge Apartments
Water break at Cardinal Ridge Apartments
Film Shot in Belle Plaine Could Become ‘Best of Fest’ Entrant
A short film shot largely in Belle Plaine, including Sparetime Tavern, this past weekend is destined to premier later this winter as an entrant in Z Fest in Minneapolis.
Scott County Fair 2014
Honoring High School Wrestling Coach Kevin Slack
St Patrick's Day 2013
Belle Plaine MN St. Patrick's Day 2013 Celebration
New Prague Middle School Shooting Hoax Press Conference
New Prague Middle School was locked down and a 12-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of making a phone call that indicated a possible shooting
  • Birth  Announcement
    Matt and Melissa Saxe of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alice Elizabeth Saxe. 
  • Engagement
    Haley Smith and Paul Warden announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. 
  • Birth  Announcement
    Nick and Becky Riesgraf and big sister Jada of Waconia announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley Rae Riesgraf 
  • 30 Years Ago (1985)
    Eighty seniors would graduate from Belle Plaine High School at 2 p.m. that coming Sunday (May 26). Kim Karnitz was named the 1985 valedictorian and Kari S. Lockrem was salutatorian. 
  • A class of 36 received diplomas at graduation exercises in the school auditorium, It was the last graduation to be held in the old auditorium. 
  • The weather was freakish. On May 22 the area sweltered under 99 degrees; on the night of the 25th it froze. 

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