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  • Albrecht Securing A Future for a Lifetime of Memories
    Leo Albrecht Jr. has done as much during his lifetime as anyone. His history is rich with performing in the family circus. Now in the winter of his life, Albrecht, 87, is securing those memories with family and friends.
  • Donations Via the School Board
    Monday (Dec. 5), Belle Plaine School District Superintendent Ryan Laager (left) and School Board Chairman Dan Gardner (right) presented the Belle Plaine Food Shelf with a check for $402.
  • Holiday Delivery
    Belle Plaine Public Works staffers and a crew from John’s Mobil delivered the Santa House to the vacant lot at the southwest corner of Main and Meridian streets Friday morning (Dec. 2).
  • Holiday Express
    Midian Fahey, a third-grader, was checking out possible gifts for mom and dad with the help of Elliana Fahey at Saturday’s (Dec. 3) Holiday Express at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School.  Children at Holiday Express also had the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, work on a Christmas craft and enjoy snacks.
  • Southern Valley Alliance Holiday Fund-Raiser
    Volunteers at Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women prepared over 700 poinsettias for delivery Monday at the organization’s Belle Plaine headquarters.
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  • Scott West Starts Strong
    The Scott West wrestling team opened up its 2016-17 season with a convincing 47-19 win over rival New Prague before a big Scott West crowd in Belle Plaine on Thursday night.
  • Belle Plaine Wins Two of First Three
    The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team accomplished in back-to-back nights what it took 18 games to do last year – pick up its first two victories of the season.
  • The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team logged plenty of bus miles and a victory to start the 2016-17 campaign Saturday at Fairmont.
  • The Belle Plaine High School Explosion Dance team opened the competitive season against some formidable opposition at Saturday’s Hutchinson Invitational, placing fifth among eight teams in high kick and fourth among five teams in jazz.

  • Scott West Hosts Section Rival Thursday
    After making a 16th state team tournament appearance last season and finishing third in the 2016 Minnesota AA State Team Tournament.
  • Gerald J. Guertin, 85, of Le Sueur, formerly of Belle Plaine, passed away on December 5, 2016 at the Minnesota Valley Health Care Facility.  

  • James J. Schaefer, 64, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.

  • Herbert R. (Hippy) Wagner
    Herbert R. (Hippy) Wagner, Minnesota entrepreneur, businessman, and owner of Jim’s Apple Farm and Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, passed away peacefully, November 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family, following a sudden illness.

Video Gallery

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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  • Wedding Announcement
    Kyeanna Pickar married Stuart Blomgren on June 11, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan, MN. They had a military style wedding that contained family and friends.
  • Birth  Announcement
    Mark and Cassie Koch are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynlee Rae Koch.
  • Engagement
    Lorn and Sandy Herrmann and Tom and Therese Kaletka of Belle Plaine, are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their children.
  • 30 Years Ago (1986)
    The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was in the process of revising its guidelines regarding access to the metro phone system.
  • Santa Claus was coming to Belle Plaine. Youngsters all over the area were invited to go to the grade school building and view movies and receive a package of goodies from Santa.
  • The feature of the Christmas program in Belle Plaine that year was the erection and decoration of a big Christmas tree in the center of town, about which the program was to be held

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