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  • OLP Students Donate Pennies for Patients
    State Bank of Belle Plaine Teller Supervisor Mike Winterfeldt ran money through a coin counter, members of the Our Lady of the Prairie Student Council.
  • Kevin Studnicka to Retire as Scott County Sheriff in May
    Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka is planning to retire from law enforcement in May. Tuesday (Feb. 16), the county board is expected to consider a resolution appointing Scott County Sheriff Chief Deputy Luke Hennen as the county’s new sheriff.
  • Sixteen months after he was charged and arrested in connection with the death of his infant son in the spring of 2014, Joshua Sundblad’s trial is being pushed back on the Scott County District Court calendar.
  • Igniting STEM Early
    Some of Chatfield Elementary School second-graders recently displayed their January STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) projects.
  • Council Okays Final Plans for 2016 Street Work, Bids Ordered
    The Belle Plaine City Council addressed a very brief agenda Monday night, during which it approved the final plans and specifications for the 2016 street improvement project and authorized the advertisement of bids for the work.
  • Scott West Pounds Benilde-SM; Sets Sights on Section Tourney
    It was a quick wrap up to a 12-5 regular season as the Scott West wrestling team traveled to Benilde St. Margaret’s Friday night and made quick work of the Red Knights in a 69-9 dual meet that was wrestled to completion in under an hour.
  • Tigers Lose Heartbreaker to Titans
    The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team dropped another game, losing to Tri-City United 52-51 in Belle Plaine Friday night.
  •  Southwest Minnesota Bound
    Belle Plaine High School senior Luke Narveson, who quarterbacked the BPHS football team the past several years and was a multiple-time all-conference selection, signed a letter of intent to study and play football at Southwest Minnesota State University starting this fall.
  • Tigers Top Titans, Stay in First
    The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team maintained its grip on first place in the Minnesota River Conference standings with a 65-57 victory at Tri-City United Thursday night. It was Belle Plaine’s eighth win in a row.
  • The Belle Plaine Hockey Association (BPHA), ice conditions permitting, will hold its fourth annual Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday, Feb. 13 at the rinks across the street from the high school  (220 South Market Street). Games begin at about noon.
  • Nancy L. Koepp
    Nancy Lynn Koepp, 61, of Belle Plaine, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 5, 2016 at her home in Blakeley Township.
  • Sheila May  Salsman
    Sheila May Salsman, 61, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at her home in West Bend, WI after a 5 ½ year battle with ALS. She was with her loved ones and went peacefully.

  • Bonnie J.  Dykhoff
    Bonnie J. Dykhoff, 64, of Hopkins passed away January 15, 2016.

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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

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  • Birth  Announcement
    Andy and Sony Mesenbring, along with big sisters, Karley, Ava and Brenna, of Belle Plaine, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Mae Mesenbring.
  • Engagement
    Miranda Yahnke, daughter of Ron and Lisa Yahnke of Belle Plaine, and Peter Widmer, son of Jerry and Julie Widmer of New Prague, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
  • Durkee - Schroers Wedding
    Olivia Durkee, the daughter of Jan Gomer and Keith Durkee, and William Schroers, son of Pat and Sandy Schroers, were united in marriage on October 31, 2015 at Church of the Assumption of Mary in Morris, MN.
  • 30 Years Ago (1986)
    The Belle Plaine School Board that Monday night reversed its earlier decision and voted to hire a part-time sixth grade teacher instead of a teacher aide.
  • The top floor of the Werner Rolf farm home, about eight miles northeast of Belle Plaine, was leveled by fire. The origin of the fire was not known.
  • A move was on to organize a troop of Boy Scouts in Belle Plaine. Collection taken up for the purpose came to $220.

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