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Southern Minnesota Canning Plant To Close

City officials say Seneca Foods plans to close a vegetable canning plant in Arlington in southern Minnesota. Arlington Mayor Jim Kreft says representatives from Seneca’s regional office told employees of the closing last week.

10/28/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Oktoberfest In Minnesota

In the town of New Ulm, Minn., you might notice a slight German influence. OK, a lot of German influence! If you want to know New Ulm’s Oktoberfest and why it’s the best, just look for the guy in lederhosen. His name is George Glotzbach, and he’s as German as they come. Ask him anything you want, but be ready for more than a short story.

09/25/2014

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New Ulm’s Oktoberfest Named One Of The Best In The Nation

It’s one of the best times of the year for beer lovers. As we say goodbye to summer, breweries and restaurants start rolling out the kegs for Oktoberfests.

09/19/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

If it’s nearly mid-September, then it’s nearly time for Oktoberfests to start popping up. Part homage to the Germanic immigrants in Minnesota’s past and part homage to autumn, it’s not hard to get behind such a jolly event.

09/11/2014

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Diocese Defends Record After Lawyer Releases Names

The Diocese of New Ulm is defending its record, one day after a plaintiff’s attorney released the names of eight priests whom he alleged had been “credibly accused” of molesting minors.

08/05/2014

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MN Native Terry Steinbach Recalls Honor Of 1988 All-Star Game

All-Star game appearances are special, as Minnesota native Terry Steinbach knows. In 1988 he was voted into his first All-Star game, and he was hitting just 217. But that night it didn’t matter for him or his home town of New Ulm, Minn. Steinbach remembers it well what it meant to be named to the All-Star team.

07/05/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Summer Day Trips

As the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time…then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.

06/05/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Fried Chicken

Who makes the best fried chicken in Minnesota? Your votes sent Matt Brickman to a tiny town near New Ulm to try the chicken at Carl’s Corner.

04/17/2014

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Good Question: How Is Light Beer Made?

Over the next few days, there will be many people watching the NCAA tournament with a beer by their side. And when they do, there’s a good chance that beer will be light. According to Beer Marketers Insights, Bud Light was the top-selling beer in 2012, making up more than 18 percent of the entire beer market. Light beer was invented in the 1960s by a biochemist who believed many people didn’t like beer because they were afraid it would make them gain weight. Ultimately, that beer became the precursor to Miller Lite.

03/20/2014

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Driver Involved In Sleepy Eye Fatal Accident Now In Fair Condition

The condition of one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed four people and left four injured in Sleepy Eye has improved. According to North Memorial Medical Center, Kansas Adams was listed in fair condition Saturday afternoon. The accident took place roughly at 8:18 p.m. Friday, March 7 according to Lt. Eric Roeske.

03/15/2014

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School Open For Students To Grieve Crash Victims

Sleepy Eye High School will be open to students, despite a day off from classes. School district administrators will open the school from 10 a.m. to noon Monday for students to gather and deal with the deaths of four young people killed in a Friday night car crash.

03/10/2014

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4 Killed, 4 Injured In Crash On Hwy. 14 Near Sleepy Eye

Four people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says Saturday morning that the victims are all male. Two were 17 years old, one was 18, and one was 20 years old. Their names and other details were expected to be released at a Saturday news conference.

03/08/2014

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Woman, 50, Dies From Injuries In New Ulm Fire

Authorities said a 50-year-old woman who was rescued from a fire in southern Minnesota on Thursday later died from her injuries. The Brown County Sheriff’ Office was called to a fire at about 9:28 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of Center Street in New Ulm.

03/01/2014

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Finding Minnesota: New Ulm’s Fasching & Bock Festivals

Wishing for warmer weather hasn’t brought much change, so maybe goats, beer poking and even a kidnapping can help. The city of New Ulm has two big festivals on the last Saturday before Lent, designed to hasten the arrival of spring.

02/23/2014

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Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey Preview

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

02/18/2014

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