Local Sports Results from Friday 12/8/23

Minnesota Boys Basketball
BEA 84, Martin Co. West 69
USC 47, Bethlehem Academy 38
Waseca 60, Fairmont 45
GHEC/ML-Truman 63, Mankato Loyola 58

Minnesota Girls Basketball
Maple River Invite
Belle Plaine 63, BEA 17
Maple River 69, St. Clair 67
Bethlehem Academy 56, USC 49
Fairmont 75, Waseca 51

Iowa Boys Basketball
Forest City 68, North Iowa 40
North Union 57, West Hancock 35

Iowa Girls Basketball

Forest City 67, North Iowa 34
North Union 58, West Hancock 48

Girls Hockey
Winona 2, Fairmont 1 (OT)

Local Sports Results from Thursday 12/7/23

Boys Basketball

Maple River 73, St. Clair 45

Girls Basketball

GHEC/ML-Truman 69, Cleveland 29

Wrestling

Maple River/USC 45, NRHEG 24

Boys Hockey

New Ulm 15, Fairmont 1

Girls Hockey

New Ulm 11, Fairmont 0

Local Sports Schedule — Friday 12/8/23

Minnesota Boys Basketball

Martin Co. West at BEA (On 98.1 FM & kbew98country.com, 7:15pm)
Bethlehem Academy at USC
Fairmont at Waseca
GHEC/ML-Truman at Mankato Loyola

Minnesota Girls Basketball

Maple River Invite
BEA vs. Belle Plaine
Maple River vs. St. Clair

USC at Bethlehem Academy
Waseca at Fairmont

Iowa Boys & Girls Basketball

Forest City at North Iowa
West Hancock at North Union

Girls Hockey

Winona at Fairmont

MN Tax Rebates Sent Out This Fall Will Be Taxed By the Federal Government

The Federal Government is taking a cut from most of the Minnesota Tax Rebates sent out this fall, meaning a $26 to $286 handover, depending on the size of a household’s initial payout. 

The Minnesota Department of Revenue failed to convince the IRS to treat the rebate as it had the pandemic era checked delivered by other states, which were able to send money to their residents tax free.

Gov. Tim Walz voiced frustration at the outcome, using an expletive when asked about it and saying he had been in touch with the White House.

A recipient of a $260 payment could owe between $26 and $57, for a household that got $1,300, the federal tax bill could range from $130 to $286.

Local Sports Schedule — Thursday 12/7/23

Boys Basketball

Maple River at St. Clair (On 98.1 FM & kbew98country.com, 7:15pm)

Girls Basketball

GHEC/ML-Truman at Cleveland

Wrestling

Maple River/USC at NRHEG

Boys Hockey

New Ulm at Fairmont

Girls Hockey

Fairmont at New Ulm

Chuck Frundt

A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles “Chuck” Frundt, age 81, of Blue Earth, will be Thursday, December 14th, at 11am, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.  Visitation will be from 9:30am until the time of service at the Church on Thursday morning.  Chuck Frundt died Friday, December 1st, in Shakopee.

Marvin Junior Courrier

Funeral Services for Marvin Junior Courrier, age 92, of Walter, will be Sunday, December 10th, at 3pm, at Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells.  Visitation will be from 1pm until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday Afternoon.

Gregory Keebaugh

Memorial Services for Gregory Keebaugh, age 67, of Blue Earth, will be Saturday, December 9th, 11am, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.  Visitation will be Friday, December 8th, from 5-7pm, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth and one hour prior to the service at the Church on Saturday morning.  Gregory Keebaugh died Thursday, November 30th, at his home in Blue Earth.

Western Faribault County Toy Drive Distribution Location Changed to Hamilton Hall

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the distribution site for this year’s Western Faribault County Toy Drive has been changed.

This year’s distribution will be held at Hamilton Hall in Blue Earth.  The times for this Saturday’s Toy Drive remain the same, the only change is the location of the distribution.

Again, the Western Faribault County’ Toy Drive Distribution will be this Saturday, December 9th, from 8am until all the toys have been distributed, at Hamilton Hall in Blue Earth.

New MN State Seal to Feature the Loon

The loon will be featured on the official Great Seal of the State of Minnesota.

The State Emblems Redesign Commission unanimously voted to move forward with a design for the next state seal of Minnesota.  Aspects of the design may still be modified including dates, language, design of the stars and color of the loon’s eye.

They will meet next week to discuss design modifications to the state seal and will also continue work to create Minnesota’s next state flag.

The State Emblems Redesign Commission was established in the 2023 legislative session to develop and adopt a new design for the official state seal and a new design for the official state flag no later than January 1st.