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  • Learning From a Voyageur
    Longtime educator Arn Kind of Le Sueur played the role of an 18th century voyageur working to survive in the fur trade for Oak Crest Elementary sixth-graders Friday (Jan. 12)
  • MRC One-Act Play Festival Saturday in Le Sueur
    Belle Plaine’s one-act play cast and crew will competitively present their entry in this year’s competition for the first time Saturday.
  • Laager Outlines Community Center
    The big day is less than four months away. On Tuesday, May 8, Belle Plaine residents will be asked whether or not they will support spending $33 million to build a new community center.

  • B.P. School Board Names Dan Gardner to Interim Post
    A new year is here, and with it comes a new look and makeup to the Belle Plaine School Board.
  • Ice Grooming
    After city crews and members of the Belle Plaine Ice Hockey Association flooded the rinks on South Market Street the past 10 days.
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  • Belle Plaine Splits MRC Contests
    The Tigers endured a high and a low last week, overcoming a 10-point deficit and forcing a team to overtime with a buzzer-beater shot followed by a tough loss on the road.
  • B.P. Explosion Takes Fourth at Invitational
    The Belle Plaine Explosion dance team held its annual invitational Saturday (Jan. 13) in BPHS’s South Gym. A capacity crowd saw teams from around the area and across southern Minnesota compete in h
  • B.P.’s Mary Rella Enjoying Chance to Play Like a ‘Bulldog’
    Mary Rella enjoys a good ice hockey game, especially when she’s playing in it. The Belle Plaine ninth-grader really likes her daily time on the ice with teammates, even if they aren’t her classmates.
  • Tigers Open 2018 On a Roll
    After several weeks of effort aimed at overall improvement, the Tigers saw some of the fruits of their hard work the past week. Belle Plaine won three of its first four games this season.

  • The Scott West wrestlers took another step toward the team’s goals of a berth in the state tournament and success for its individual wrestlers last weekend.
  • William “Bill” Neisen, 62, of Belle Plaine, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.  

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 26 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine with Fr. Brian Lynch officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m until 11 a.m. at the church on Friday. Interment will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Belle Plaine following the Mass. 

  • JoAnn M. Malz
    JoAnn M. Malz, 63 of Jordan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine after a long courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Joanne Mae Hillstrom, 85, of Le Sueur formerly of Belle Plaine, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

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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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  • Birth  Announcement
    Lance and Molly (Witt) Vinkemeier of Henderson are excited to announce the birth of their son, Ramsey Dale.
  •  Birth  Announcement
    John and Danielle (Slack) Tieben of Jordan are proud to announce the birth of their son, William John Tieben.
  • Birth  Announcement
    Dustin and Brittany Giles of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the birth of their first son, Lincoln Jeffrey Giles
  • After hitting one deer and attempting to avoid two more deer on Highway 169 near the Minnesota Valley Electric Co-Op, a semi-truck and double trailer overturned on Monday night, January 18.
  • Jo Anne Hewitt, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hewitt of St. Lawrence Township, was killed in a two-car crash near Arlington. The girl’s mother and sister were hospitalized.
  • A furious blizzard with little snow set this area on edge for a day and night. What snow there was had no chance of reaching the ground in the intense gale.

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