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  • So Long Summer
    It was a wet return to school for Belle Plaine Junior and Senior High School students Tuesday morning as they approached the doors for the start of the 2016-17 school year
  • An Irish Get-Together
    St. Thomas Church in Jessenland Township held its annual Irish festival Sunday (Aug. 28). Along with Mass, the festival included lunch, beverages, music, dance, games, a Zero-K run and plenty of other activities. The warm day drew a large crowd to the historic church.
  • ‘Emma’s Hope’ Hosting Benefit for Cancer Research
    The Emma’s Hope Foundation is hosting an inaugural benefit to raise funds for research through the Children’s Cancer Research Fund toward a cure for various forms of cancer. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • A Boy Named Diesel
    Young Diesel Bronson of Harmony, with his dad, Jon, trailing behind him, is no stranger to the types of equipment he was named after.
  • ‘Dirtballs’ for MS
    A team of Belle Plaine and area “muckers” known as The Dirtballs was among the 2,100 participants in the 5K Twin Cities “Muck Fest” Saturday at the Scott County Fairgrounds in St. Lawrence Township.
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  • Belle Plaine Edges Blue Earth
    The Belle Plaine High School tennis team made the long bus ride to Blue Earth Area for its first dual match of the season and returned home with a 4-3 victory.

  • Tigers Sweep Chanhassen
    The defending state Class 2A champion Belle Plaine High School volleyball team was back in business as it swept Class 3A Chanhassen 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 in Monday night’s season opener at the BPHS gym. Pictured above is the Tigers’ Taylor Kruger hitting the ball over a couple of Chanhassen defenders.
  • Grays Come Up Just Short of State Title
    The Belle Plaine Gray Tigers Minnesota Senior League (age 35 and over) baseball team finished the state Class B tournament in a familiar spot.
  • Tigers Would Like to Match Last Year’s  State Championship Run
    The Belle Plaine High School volleyball team can’t really top last year’s achievements, but it’s possible to duplicate them.
  • Belle Plaine Looks to Finish Near Top of Minnesota River Conference
    The Belle Plaine High School tennis team will be guided by a new head coach for the first time in a dozen years as longtime assistant coach Melissa Hanson assumed the position following the resignation of Annette Moylan.
  • Patricia Huss
    Patricia Huss, 76, of Belle Plaine passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague.  

  • Anna Ella Elsa Seefeldt
    Anna Ella Elsa Seefeldt (nee Troeller) of Belle Plaine passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 20, at the age of 98 years.

  • Dennis “Ray” Connolly
    Dennis “Ray” Connolly, 92, of Belle Plaine passed away at his home on September 16, 2016.  

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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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  • Engagement
    Lorn and Sandy Herrmann and Tom and Therese Kaletka of Belle Plaine, are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their children.
  • Engagement
    Mike and Mary Ann Bigaouette of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Vanessa Bigaouette to Jordan Lemmerman, son of Tom and Kristin Lemmerman of Delano, MN.
  • Birth  Announcement
    Nick and Caycie Volek are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mila Ann Volek.
  • 30 Years Ago (1986)
    A total of 1,017 students reported for classes on the opening day of the 1986-87 school year at Belle Plaine schools. That was nine students fewer than the previous year.
  • The Scott County 4-H dairy cattle judging team gained recognition by winning second place in the annual  dairy judging contest.
  • The borough council ordered the purchase of a new fire truck and pumper at a price of $5,785.

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