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Quilt EXPO returns after 2020 cancellation

An innovator at heart, Wendy Nickel’s creative endeavors are a colorful patchwork of ingenuity. Nickel, of Kiester, has been named Featured Quilter of the 37th annual Blue Earth Quilt EXPO, which will be held at Blue Earth Area High School on Aug. 13, 14, and 15. The EXPO will be open from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5. A lifetime’s worth of creative projects indicate Nickel is a worthy candidate for the title of Featured Quilter. “I feel very honored,” says Nickel simply, when asked about her ...

BE Council discusses new courts

The Blue Earth Pirates pounded out an 8-3 win over the Cleveland Spiders on July 24 to wrap up their regular season with an 11-4 record and a third place finish in the 13/60 Baseball ...

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Labor agreements reached for thousands of state employees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Minnesota would get a raise and a new paid holiday if labor contract agreements are finalized. Minnesota's two biggest state employee unions on Thursday reached agreements with negotiators from Gov. Tim Walz's administration. The ...

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Detroit Tigers trade pitcher Daniel Norris to Milwaukee Brewers

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE — The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers made two more moves Friday to boost their roster for a playoff push, acquiring relievers John Curtiss from the Miami Marlins and Daniel Norris from the Detroit Tigers. Milwaukee sent minor league ...

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