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  • Blue Earth County Courthouse

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center will open today on the third floor of the Historic Blue Earth County Courthouse in Mankato. The center will assist those seeking funding to repair damaged property …

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    09 Dec 16
  • Hutchinson pair named Outstanding Conservationist

    A pair of Hutchinson people were recently honored as outstanding conservationist. Supervisor of the McLeod County Soil and Water Conservation District John Adamek nominated Irene Genelin and Andy Cotter for the work they’ve done planting …

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    09 Dec 16
  • Belle Plaine man guilty of manslaughter in infants death

    A Belle Plaine man charged with killing his infant son in May of 2014 was found guilty of first degree assault, one count of second-degree manslaughter and one count of third-degree assault. Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Scott …

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    09 Dec 16
  • New Ulm council approves conditional use permit for historic building

    The New Ulm City Council approved the application from Kevin and Deborah Oliva requesting an amendment of the historic Tauschek Grocery building located at 526 South Minnesota Street to allow a residential unit on the …

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    08 Dec 16
  • Redwood County certifies 2017 budget levy

    The Redwood County Board recently certified the 2017 budget levy. Commissioners started the budgeting process looking at a 6 percent increase. Work continued to pare down the amount to 4 percent, but commissioners opted to …

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    08 Dec 16
  • Man arrested for firing a gun at vehicle on Highway 169

    A Winnebago man has been arrested after witnesses say he fired a gun at a van on Highway 169 near Vernon Center. According to the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office 27-year-old Donald Terrience Thomas III …

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    08 Dec 16
  • Thousands of pigs lost in barn fire near Kerkhoven

    Multiple agencies battled a blaze Tuesday afternoon in cold winds at a hog barn fire off Highway 12 near Kerkhoven. The West Central Tribune reports shortly before the fire electrical crews worked on an in-ground …

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    07 Dec 16
  • Social media video shows beating at Mankato high school

    A mother posted a video of her daughter being assaulted last week outside of East High School in Mankato to seek justice for her daughter and others who are bullied. Jennifer Lynn Rodriguez posted the …

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    07 Dec 16