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  • Minnesota sees 200th traffic death of the year

    Traffic deaths in Minnesota are unfortunately on pace with last year. The latest preliminary numbers from the state’s department of public safety say that more than 200 people have died on Minnesota roads so far …

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    26 Jul 16
  • Summer research students study river basin pollution

    Three Gustavus Adolphus College students are using their summer break to study how changing agricultural practices might improve water quality in the Minnesota River Basin. Under the direction of geology and environmental studies professor Laura …

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    26 Jul 16
  • New restaurant opening in St. James soon

    A new restaurant with a flair for Mexican and American cuisine will be opening soon in St. James. Well-known community member Jose Carreon plans to open Joe’s Grill. He is only waiting for a sink …

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    25 Jul 16
  • Church in Renville County burns after being stuck by lightning

    The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire Saturday morning around 9 a.m. at a location 4 miles northwest of Sacred Heart in Wang Township. A preliminary investigation determined Hawk Creek …

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    25 Jul 16
  • Paynesville man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

    A Paynesville man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash early Saturday. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Joshua Schmitt was traveling west on Norway Road in Avon Township when he missed a curve, …

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    25 Jul 16
  • New Ulm man charged with sexual offenses

    A New Ulm man has been charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile he knew in New Ulm. Nineteen-year-old Xavier Michael Eaton was charged Tuesday with felony counts of first and second degree criminal sex conduct …

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    22 Jul 16
  • Lucan sisters take part in Wilder pageant

    Many of us know the historical significance that Laura Ingalls Wilder had on our region. Walnut Grove has embraced the history by offering a pageant on the banks of Plum Creek every year since 1978. …

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    22 Jul 16
  • Region’s heat and humidity caused by corn sweating

    The first bout of excessive heat and humidity this summer is partially to blame by the increasing acreage of corn crops reaching peak maturity. Meteorologists and atmospheric researchers say the mugginess is jokingly called “corn …

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    22 Jul 16