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We have done some research and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency gives great ways in which both farmers and non-farmers can help with nutrient reduction in our water sources.A few that stood out were• Construct waterways and buffer strips to help direct runoff to appropriate areas.• Follow...
September is fast approaching and with it will come lots of excitement at the New Hampton Public Library.At the top of the list will be the unveiling of our new carpet. After closing for a time to replace the 24 year old carpet we are excited to begin the fall with a brand new look. Be sure to come...
Maybe the lesson in the recent saga of the New Hampton Municipal Airport is this: One does not need to take no for an answer.OK, nobody came right out and told New Hampton Airport Foundation Board members Dan Scott and Jason Lahmann “no,” but there were plenty of pessimists when it came to their...
The 2016-17 school year starts next Tuesday at New Hampton Community Schools and at several area school districts.A day later, St. Joseph Community School will hold its first day of classes.That’s good news for parents who are tired of hearing “I’m bored” and “there’s nothing to do,” two common...
Rest assured, City Council meetings are not episodes of the “Jerry Springer Show” as media reporting may lead you to perceive.If you follow your local government by Nashua Reporter articles, you may be misconstrued regarding the effectiveness of your government. I am here to let you know, meetings...
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Matthew 5:4I sat down at a meeting Monday night, pulled out my phone and saw the Facebook post from Ben Jass.“It’s with a heavy heart, that I announce that Morgan has passed. She was a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and chiropractor. She had...
Well it is finally here, the Olympics! And I, for one, am totally consumed!I absolutely love watching this event that we get so few times that truly brings the country together with team spirit for the great U.S.A.The variety of events offers viewing pleasure for everyone along with upsets such as...
No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.— Elbert HubbardI have been back from vacation for a solid 90 minutes, and it’s probably not a great sign that I’m ready for my next one.Now, don’t get me wrong.I, 99.9 percent of the time, love my job. OK, maybe not 99.9 percent,...
If you missed the July 18 New Hampton School Board meeting then you missed the “best contract ever meeting.”  None of the teachers, principals, or the superintendent have this great of a contract!  The board voted almost unanimously, 4-1, to  uphold the non-valid Facilities Cost Management Group (...
July is historically the hottest month of the year here in Chickasaw County, but it wasn’t only the temperatures that made it a sizzling month around here this year.Instead, the people who do so much to make this a great place to live, work and play came through yet again, and as we do every month...

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