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  • Highway169Sign

    One of Minnesota’s largest ever economic development grants will be used to help improve the local area. The grant from the federal Economic Development Agency is for $9.8-million, and will be used to raise Highway …

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    09 Jul 13
  • XcelEnergy

    An administrative law judge says that Xcel Energy’s proposed electricity rate hike should be held to 4.7%. Xcel is asking the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a 7.8% increase, totaling $209-million, to pay for power …

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    09 Jul 13
  • Crops

    A long stretch of warm, dry weather last week helped Minnesota’s crops catch up on growing. In its weekly crop report for Minnesota, the US Department of Agriculture says a statewide average of around 6 …

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    09 Jul 13
  • ATVRollover

    Three juvenile females were injured in an ATV accident in rural Sleepy Eye Saturday afternoon. It happened at 1:40pm in Brown County’s Praireville Township. The girls were reportedly riding together on the four-wheeler on a …

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    08 Jul 13
  • Speeding

    Area law enforcement are conducting increased speed patrols for the next 2 weeks to combat a deadly cause of traffic crashes. The special “Speed Week” enforcement and education effort involves authorities across the state. Unsafe …

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    08 Jul 13
  • Detours

    The construction of two additional lanes for Highway 60 between St. James and Butterfield gets underway this week. The 2-year project involves grading, paving and bridge work for two additional lanes south of the current …

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    08 Jul 13
  • Bloodmobile2

    The American Red Cross is holding blood drives around the area this week as the organization’s “Summer of Stories” campaign continues. Everyone making a blood donation through next Monday will be eligible to win one …

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    08 Jul 13
  • MNCapitol

    The coming makeover of the Minnesota Capitol is getting the once-over by top officials today (MON). Governor Dayton and members of the Capitol Preservation Committee are scheduled to review and discuss schematic designs and the …

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    08 Jul 13