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  • MikeBenson

    The first Republican has officially launched a campaign against Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz. State Representative Mike Benson is a two-term legislator from Rochester who announced Monday that he plans to run against DFL’er Walz …

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    19 Jun 13
  • DaytonDisapproves

    A new poll shows strong support for Governor Mark Dayton, with more than half of Minnesotans surveyed happy with his performance. The telephone poll of 800 state residents shows that 57% think Dayton is doing …

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    19 Jun 13
  • Drowning

    A woman has died after being pulled from a lake in Steele County. Authorities say the woman was found face down in Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna at just before 5 p-m Sunday. She was pulled …

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    17 Jun 13
  • Crash

    A Brownton man was injured in a motorcycle accident in Renville County Sunday evening. 47-year-old Mark Raddatz was driving a 1979 Honda Roadster on Highway 71 near the Lower Sioux Community when he hit the …

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    17 Jun 13
  • ChildAbuse1

     The child neglect trials of a Nicollet County couple scheduled to begin this week were rescheduled. Russell and Mona Hauer’s 8-year-old adopted son was taken from their rural North Mankato home last year. He reportedly …

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    17 Jun 13
  • EthanolPlant

    There’s some good news for Minnesota’s ethanol industry in the latest round of USDA reports. Economist Joe Glauber says corn used for ethanol was increased by 50-million bushels for this crop and the next. He …

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    17 Jun 13
  • Dollars

    The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next year. University officials say it’s the first tuition freeze in a generation. The plan also increases tuition for students …

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    17 Jun 13
  • Bloodmobile2

    The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is making a few stops around the area this week. The need for blood is constant, with someone in the US needing a blood transfusion every 2 seconds. Around 44,000 …

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    17 Jun 13