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  • Emergency meeting called for damaged Steele County Courthouse

    The Steel County Board called an emergency meeting Friday to discuss when the courthouse will be able to open again after it was damaged by water. On Tuesday the building in Owatonna was evacuated after …

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    14 Jan 17
  • Kandiyohi Deputy injured when responding to a crash

    A Kandiyohi Sheriff’s Deputy received minor injuries while responding to a crash. Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Grimsley and another deputy were responding to a call for another crash when the SUV he was riding in was hit …

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    14 Jan 17
  • New Ulm voters passed renu, now its up to legislature

    During the General Election in November, New Ulm voters approved a half-percent sales tax which would generate over $14 million to fund 7 new community projects. Before the reauthorization of the local option sales tax …

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    13 Jan 17
  • Madelia man’s sentencing for criminal sex charges delayed

    A Madelia man who was convicted on four charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct has to wait until the end of January for sentencing. Les Johnson was in court Tuesday, but due to a misunderstanding, the …

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    13 Jan 17
  • GSL considers later school start time

    Superintendent Chris Sonju presented research to the Glencoe-Silver Lake school board recently that shows a significant benefit to starting school later. Sonju with support from principals and assistant principals in the district are prosping a …

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    13 Jan 17
  • State announces grants for broadband

    State officials have announced $34 million in grants for 42 projects to expand broadband Internet access in Greater Minnesota. New Ulm Telecom will receive over $200,000 toward a project that will serve 14 unserved households …

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    13 Jan 17
  • Burglar asks neighbor for help in destorying evidence

    A Waterville man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stole from his ex-girlfriend and then asked a neighbor to help him destory evidence. According to the criminal complaint, a neighbor in an adjacent apartment …

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    13 Jan 17
  • Thousand of pigs lost in barn fire in Hartland

    A barn fire in southeastern Minnesota has killed thousands of pigs. The Albert Lea Tribune reports that up to 8,000 pigs died after a barn fire Saturday southeast of Hartland. Nine departments responded for the …

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    10 Jan 17