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  • Owatonna murder suspects make first appearance in court

    The first court hearing for the two men accused of killing Richard Jurgensen of Medford took place Thursday in Steele County. Gerald Blevins of Bemidji appeared first facing aiding and abetting second-degree murder. His conditional …

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    09 Jul 16
  • Assault case leads to discovery of marijuana grow operation

    A Mankato man is facing charges after authorities say he threatened his neighbor with a gun and had a marijuana growing operation in his home. Fifty-one-year-old ┬áThomas Paul Engelen was charged Thursday with 2 felony …

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    08 Jul 16
  • New Minnesota license plate available

    After 30,000 votes were cast online, Minnesota has a new state parks and trails license plate available. The winning plate features an image of a canoe on the water surrounded by Minnesota’s four seasons, and …

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    08 Jul 16
  • Miss Fairfax 2015 to attend Aquatenial Ambassador program

    This month Miss Fairfax 2015 Raelin Wiethoff will travel to Minneapolis to participate in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Scholarship program. Raelin will experience leadership seminars, private events, a Segway tour of historic Minneapolis, a ride …

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    07 Jul 16
  • Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $454 million

    The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $454 million, making it potentially the 7th largest lottery jackpot in the U.S. The prize rose slightly Tuesday from $449 million. If the jackpot is won, it will …

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    07 Jul 16
  • Spent fireworks believed to be cause of Hutchinson house fire

    Spent fireworks are believed to be the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to a Hutchinson four-plex overnight Monday. Fire crews were call to the fire just before 11 p.m. Monday. Everyone got …

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    06 Jul 16
  • Severe storms travel across central Minnesota

    A powerful line of severe thunderstorms knocked out power, knocked down trees and poured rain as it sped east across central Minnesota Tuesday. Xcel Energy reported 95,000 customers from Paynesville through the Twin Cities and …

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    06 Jul 16
  • Como Zoo welcomes new baby

    The Como Zoo has a new baby. Minnie, a Grant’s Zebra, gave birth to the foal overnight Saturday. When zookeepers got their Sunday morning they found the foal walking around and closely shadowing its mother. …

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    06 Jul 16