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  • Franklin

    Councilors at a recent Franklin City Council meeting learned that in the next election voting by mail may be a possibility. Cities with less than 400 registered voters are eligible to return ballots by mail. …

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    23 Feb 17
  • DEED

    Two local communities were recently awarded grants that will increase the number of child care providers in Greater Minnesota communities. Brown County United Way of New Ulm has been awarded a $21,0000 grant. Brown County …

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    23 Feb 17
  • Amboy woman charged with Welfare fraud

    An Amboy woman has been charged with welfare fraud after receiving assistance she wasn’t entitled to by falsifying documents. According to the criminal complaint, the investigation began when an absent parent reported that the children …

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    15 Feb 17
  • Glencoe Officer provides distracted driving story

    A Glencoe Police Officer shared a somewhat horrifying story about distracted driving on the McLeod/Meeker County Toward Zero Deaths Facebook page recently. The officer says he was following a lady driving a pickup southwest of …

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    15 Feb 17
  • Bill includes $5 million for career education

    The Senate E-12 Finance Committee heard a bill directing the Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative to develop a rural Career and Tech Ed consortium to provide better access to career education. That would be done through …

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    15 Feb 17
  • Report says MN schools are safest in the country when it comes to fire

    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recently released a report that Minnesota schools are some of the safest in the country when it comes to fire. Minnesota’s annual average of 43 school fires is 47 …

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    15 Feb 17
  • Redwood County Farm Bureau promoting farming through books

    Redwood County Farm Bureau is distributing book bundles to the county’s public libraries to promote agriculture literacy. The book bundles include 10 books that share the story of food and agriculture, how food is grown, …

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    15 Feb 17
  • Olivia man charged with arson

    An Olivia man has been charged with arson for a fire in his parent’s home in December. Wahkan Otahta Blackhawk was charged February 8th in Renville County District Court with three felonies for first degree …

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    13 Feb 17