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  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:48 AM
    Belle Plaine held its annual St. Patrick’s bash that Saturday with another large throng of clans and other participants
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:00 AM
    Three filed for mayor – incumbent Clarence Mueller, former councilman Al Streitz and Harry A. Ruehling. For two vacancies on the council.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:00 AM
    That year it cost $16,700 to operate the borough for all departments. The largest expenditures were $5,700 for a fire truck, $2,150 for street lights, $1,190 for maintaining streets and $1,185 for police.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    As bad as the roads were the last week of March, James Taylor managed to drive from St. Paul to Belle Plaine in his horse and buggy.
  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:49 AM
    The Belle Plaine School Board accepted the resignation of Orville Heitkamp, physics, chemistry and biology instructor at the high school since 1956.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00 AM
    After 28 years of service, County Auditor A.A. Mertz submitted his resignation to the Scott County Board of Commissioners. The board appointed Deputy Auditor Howard A. Huth of Shakopee to succeed Mertz.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 AM
    After attaining a high mark, the Minnesota River fell steadily. Fear of a general fund in the valley was removed.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 AM
    High water prevailed in the river valley, and all travel was cutoff except by boat. Belle Plaine engaged boats and boatmen to give free ferry service.
  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:10 AM
    Spring wasn’t supposed to arrive until the vernal equinox on March 21, but a mild winter nearly turned into an early, balmy spring the first week of March and temperatures climbed well into the 70s on Saturday (March 7).
  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:00 AM
    For the second time within a month, ownership of Belle Plaine’s telephone exchange was transferred. The new owner was Southeastern Telephone Co. of Lincoln, Neb., with state offices in Fairmont.
  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:00 AM
    The river was bankful and there was prospect of a general overflow.
  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 6:00 AM
    D.A. Kelly, Blakeley merchant, was given renewal of his license to operate a ferry at Blakeley for another period of five years.
  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:40 AM
    When Belle Plaine and other Scott County residents received their 1986 tax statements that week, one thing they probably weren’t looking forward to was a sizeable increase over the year before.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:00 AM
    Mike Fogarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Fogarty, won the District 5 FFA Public Speaking Contest in Waseca.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 AM
    Directors of the Belle Plaine creamery let skim milk contract for the ensuing year to Henry Ruehling and William Tikalsky for $1,025, best skim milk bid the creamery ever had.
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