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  • BPHS Students Expanding Foreign Language Learning
    Seven years ago, the Belle Plaine School District reduced the foreign language electives, leaving Spanish as the lone offering. Today, the district is offering students a wide array of foreign languages to learn without busting its budget.
  • BPHS Triple A, ExCEL Award Winners
    Belle Plaine High School recognized its Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) and ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) winners between the boys’ and girls’ basketball games on Feb. 10.
  • Displaced Cardinal Ridge Residents Facing Longer Wait
    It was the afternoon of Feb. 6 when a 2-inch ruptured sprinkler system pipe sent thousands of gallons of water flowing down onto apartments in Cardinal Ridge’s north wing.
  • How Many Are There?
    This leprechaun is guarding a pot of gold coins in the store window at Golden Touch Jewelry.
  • 7 Scott West Wrestlers Qualify for State Individual Tourney
    Three Section 2AA Individual Tournament champions and four runners-up will represent Scott West in this Friday’s and Saturday’s Minnesota State High School Class 2A Individual Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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  • Scott West Finishes Third; Fogarty, Flynn Win Titles
    The Scott West wrestling team won two of three matches in Thursday’s Minnesota State Class 2A Team Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 
  • The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Valley Yelpers chapter are hosting an annual fund-raising banquet Friday, March 6, at Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur. 
  • Tigers Fall to Raiders; Beat Giants
    The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team played the top and bottom of the Minnesota River Conference last week and it showed in the outcomes, losing at MRC-leading Norwood Young America 67-45 Tuesday night. 
  • Tigers End Regular Season With A Win, Get Favorable Seed for Section
    The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team completed the regular season with an 81-64 victory over visiting Norwood Young America last Tuesday night at the BPHS gym. 
  • Future Tigers
    During halftimes of a doubleheader between the Belle Plaine and Jordan boys’ and girls’ varsity games on Feb. 10, members of the Belle Plaine basketball program’s younger talent gave BPHS fans a glimpse of the future. 
  • Geraldine L. Doheny
    Geraldine Lynn Doheny, 45, of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
  • Harold W. (Hal) Schultz, 75, passed away at Mission, Texas, on February 26, 2015, after a battle with MS and Pulmonary Fibrosis. 

  • Regina A. Witt
    Regina A. Witt, 93, of Belle Plaine passed away on February 27, 2015 at NC Little Hospice in Edina where she received exceptional loving care for the last 3½ months.  


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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
    Curtis and Terassa (Koll) Raddatz of Belle Plaine are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Kaye Raddatz. 
  • Birth  Announcement
    Karl and Rosemary (Beson) Kolden of Belle Plaine are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Henry Kolden. 
  • Birth  Announcement
    Andy and Andrea (Volek) Mesch of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jaxson Bernard Mesch. 
  • 30 Years Ago (1985)
    A group of 24 Belle Plaine preschool parents told the Community Services Commission that they prefer room 7 at the elementary school as the site for the proposed Community Services-sponsored class for preschool children. 
  • Henry Zavoral, well-known and popular extension animal husbandman and swine specialist from the University Farm, was the principal speaker at the Belle Plaine Swine Institute at the Albrecht sales barn. 
  • The cross-word puzzled game was sweeping the community.
    The P.F. Fahey farm at the east side of the borough was sold to Peter Gregory of Marystown for $15,000. Two sons of the new owner were to operate the farm. 

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