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Saturday, November 01, 2014
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  • Lights, Camera, Action
    A production and film crew was in Belle Plaine last week filming a new Cenex commercial. The commercial included elements of a small community that’s a great place to live.
  • Scott County Career Fair
    About 100 vendors and hundreds of people interested in jobs and information about growing a business in Scott County attended a career fair last Wednesday (Oct. 22)
  • Harvest Interrupted
    Belle Plaine firefighters squelched a fire in the engine compartment of Tom Graham’s combine Friday afternoon.
  • Last Hurrah for Neil’s Pub Saturday; Neisen’s Corner Bar Opens Monday
    An age swing of over 50 years between seller and buyer of one of Belle Plaine’s most recognizable buildings will transpire next Monday when Ryan Neisen, 21, takes over ownership of Neil’s Pub.
  • After a Year Off, ‘Nightmare’ Returns to Buffalo Street
    It’s crunch time at Karen and Ken Anderson’s house on Buffalo Street. They spent the weekend working on their presentation, “Nightmare on Buffalo Street” to make sure all the details are covered
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  • Like two heavyweight boxers slugging it out, trading punches and counter-punches, the Belle Plaine Tigers and Blue Earth Area Buccaneers took turns abusing the other’s defense during Friday night’s section 3AA title football game in Blue Earth.

    But in the second half, the Bucs were just a bit too much for the Tigers and claimed the state tournament berth with a 47-32 win.


  • The Belle Plaine High School volleyball team will face Kenyon-Wanamingo for another state tournament berth Saturday at Gustavus Adolphus College following a four-game victory over Jordan in the subsection championship match tonight Thursday (Oct. 30).




  • Tigers Beat S.E., Worthington, Play for Section Title Friday
    The third-seeded Belle Plaine High School football team won two Section 3AA Tournament games in five days last week, surviving No. 8 seed Sibley East 28-26 at home on Tuesday  night before winning easily at No. 2 Worthington 58-25 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Meuleners Qualifies for State
    On what was a chamber of commerce late-October day near the Minnesota/Iowa border Thursday, Belle Plaine High School senior Janessa Meuleners placed second among 118 runners at the Section 2A Cross Country Meet at Riverside Town and Country Golf Course in Blue Earth. 
  • The Belle Plaine High School volleyball team barely had to break a sweat to advance to the second round of the Section 2AA, North Subsection Tournament as it took just 58 minutes to eliminate Watertown-Mayer in three quick sets in Thursday night’s quarterfinal match at the BPHS gym. 
  • William O.  Koniarski
    William Otto Koniarski, 91, of Belle Plaine, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine. 
  • Eugene V. Pearson, 87, of Hovland, MN passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014.

  • Jennifer M. Compton
    Jennifer Marie (Wolf) Compton, 27, of Chaska, formerly of Belle Plaine passed away suddenly Friday as a result of a traffic accident.  


Video Gallery

Scott County Fair 2014
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
    Neil Smith and Ellen Petermeier Smith, DVM, (BPHS 2002 graduate), welcomed Matthew Neil Smith on August 17, 2014.
  • Birth  Announcement
    Tom and Miranda Chard of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Joy Chard, who was born on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
  • Koll - Usher Wedding
    Mary and Randy Koll of Belle Plaine are pleased to announce the marriage of Andrea Koll and Owen Usher on June 10, 2014. They married at the San Diego  Administration Center.
  • 30 Years Ago (1984)
    Belle Plaine residents would help pick a president, decide senate and congressional contests and other races in that coming Tuesday’s General Election. Locally, voters would also choose a mayor and elect two council members from a field of five candidates 
  • Clarence Petter, mayor of Belle Plaine, fell victim to a heart attack while pheasant hunting on a farm near Springfield. He was dead when companions reached him. He was 40 years old. 
  • President Coolidge was re-elected by a landslide vote. Of his two opponents, Davis carried only the southern and border states, and LaFollette carried only Wisconsin. 

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