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  • Although the cut wasn’t quite as large as board members hoped, the Belle Plaine School Board approved a reduced preliminary property tax levy for 2016 Monday evening (Sept. 28). 
  • On the Job
    Cynthia Smith-Strack started as Belle Plaine’s new community development director on Monday. 
  • Ridgeview Medical Center Vice President John Prondzinski said Monday that as the new bridge over Highway 169 near the intersection of County Road 3 and Meridian Street is being constructed over the next 12 months, so too will Ridgeview’s new medical clinic. 
  • Police Still Looking for ‘Roofing Crew’ That Stole From B.P. Home
    Local and area police are on the lookout for two men posing as a roofing crew. They made off with a safe containing property from a Belle Plaine resident this spring. 
  • In the wake of heavy rains and disastrous flooding in Blakeley Township in June of 2014, a large ravine suffered significant washout damage, threatening a county road and potentially depositing tainted storm water into the Minnesota River. 
  • Tigers Tattoo TCU; Win Five of Six at Class 2A Showcase
    The Belle Plaine High School volleyball team remained unbeaten in the Minnesota River Conference. 
  • Tigers Lose Tough One to Jags
    The Belle Plaine High School tennis team’s chances of a top two finish in the Minnesota River Conference took a big hit when it got clipped by Jordan 4-3 last Tuesday. 
  • Tigers Overcome by Titans
    Turnovers and a bucket full of penalty flags added up to the second 12-point loss for Belle Plaine in the last three games as the Tigers lost to unbeaten Tri-City United 25-13 Friday night in soggy Montgomery. 
  • Belle Plaine Boys, Girls Both Take 3rd at Crown; Run Well at Winona
    The Belle Plaine High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in two meets last week, both placing third at a 10-team meet at Crown College on Tuesday and fifth and sixth, respectively, at Winona on Saturday. 
  • The Bulldogs Youth Hockey Association invites girls ages 4-11 years old to the Le Sueur Community Center Ice Arena, 821 East Ferry Street, on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for a Try Hockey for Free clinic. 
  • Elmira Otto
    Elmira Otto, 90, of Belle Plaine, passed away on September 30, 2015 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. 
  • Lenore B.  Zellman
    Lenore Bernice Zellman, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Waconia Good Samaritan Center. She had reached the age of 96 years, 4 months and 10 days.  

  • Gephard “Gep” Durenberger, 79, of Henderson passed away Oct. 1 at his home in Henderson.  


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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
  • Engagement
    Colin and Erica Krecklau of Carver, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Conner Krecklau, to Nicole Tiedeman. 
  • Lundborg - Noll Wedding
    Emily Lundborg and Gregory Noll were married June 20, 2015 at the Alma Rod and Gun Club in Alma, WI. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Mary Lundborg of Belle Plaine, MN. 
  • Engagement
    Tom and Janet Schuneman are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Schuneman, to Ryan Creighton. 
  • 30 Years Ago (1985)
    An electrical space heater that was located too close to combustible material was blamed for a mobile home fire in Belle Plaine that took the lives of two young Belle Plaine brothers. 
  • Michael O’Day, about the last of the real pioneers of this area, died at the rest home in Lester Prairie. Born at Assumption, he lived on the place where he was born all the 90 years of his life 
  • Potatoes were called the one poor crop in the area that season. The average wheat yield was placed at 25 bushels and corn at 50 bushels to the acre 

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