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  • Band’s Spring Break Trip a Chance to Grow, Have Fun
    Belle Plaine High School Band Director Kevin Robinson is confident the musicians in the Belle Plaine High School band will know when it’s time to perform and when they have time for fun.
  • Irish Eyes Were Smilin’ Saturday
    Saturday (March 18), Belle Plaine celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in grand style. The day’s festivities began with Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church, followed by a parade of Irish Clans from the church to downtown. The Knights of Columbus led the parade. 
  • Payton is Family’s ‘Miracle’ Baby
    There was a time when Matt Smith’s confidence was tested as he fought to maintain hope his daughter, Payton, would survive the first few weeks and months of her fragile life.
  • St. Pat’s Events Saturday
    Actual St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday but in Belle Plaine that will be the appetizer for the main celebration that will take place on Saturday.

  • B.P. Firefighters Fish Fry Draws A Crowd
    The annual Belle Plaine Fire Department Fish Fry once again drew a big crowd of loyal patrons enjoying a delicious meal of fresh Alaskan Pollock Friday evening in Chatfield Elementary School’s cafeteria.
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  • B.P. Skater Hopes to Continue Ice Hockey Career at Le Sueur
    Matt Fink knows he may be caught in a numbers game, one that might prohibit him from playing with the same teammates he’s skated with for a decade.
  • Brody Curtiss, Nathan Herman All-MRC
    Belle Plaine’s Brody Curtiss and Nathan Herman both completed their high school basketball careers by landing a spot on the 2016-17 All-Minnesota River Conference  boys’ basketball team. Fellow senior Matt Nelson was honorable mention.
  • Elizabeth Johnson Named to  All-Conference Basketball Team
    For a second year in a row, Elizabeth Johnson is Belle Plaine’s lone representative on the All-Minnesota River Conference girls’ basketball team
  • On to Nationals
    Max Gordon of Belle Plaine, placed high at regional and state USASA (United States of America Snowboard Association) competitions this winter.
  • Kroells is Three-Time All-American
    Belle Plaine High School graduate Michael Kroells capped his Minnesota Gophers wrestling career by earning his third All-American status at this past weekend’s NCAA Championships
  • Melody A.  Bieder
    Melody Annette Bieder, 71, of Belle Plaine, passed away on March 26, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee.

  • Audrey M. Brueggemeier
    Audrey M. Brueggemeier, 76, of Carver passed away on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.

  • Shirley A. (Schultz) Schmeckpeper
    Shirley Ann (Schultz) Schmeckpeper, 67, of Belle Plaine, passed away on March 23, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. She passed away peacefully with her children by her side.   

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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

Photo Gallery

  • 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 (1987)
    Belle Plaine held its annual St. Patrick’s bash that Saturday with another large throng of clans and other participants
  • Three filed for mayor – incumbent Clarence Mueller, former councilman Al Streitz and Harry A. Ruehling. For two vacancies on the council.
  • 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.

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