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  • Handshake

    Minnesota’s trade relationship with Taiwan got a boost this week. Taiwanese officials signed a letter of intent to buy up to 3.5 billion dollars of corn and soybeans from Minnesota and other Midwestern farmers over …

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    14 Sep 13
  • CornHands

    Corn may be headed for a record-breaking year based on the latest USDA Crop Report. The report, released on Thursday, forecasts corn at 13.8 billion bushels, up less than 1% from last month and 28% …

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    14 Sep 13
  • FatalCrash

    A Belle Plaine man who was seriously injured when a semi-truck collided with his street sweeper near Lake Crystal last week has died from his injuries. The eastbound lanes of Highway 60 were closed for …

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    13 Sep 13
  • CriminalSex

    A St. James man has been charged with multiple counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct over allegations that he raped a woman at knifepoint.  58-year-old Juan Arturo Fernandez-Perez is accused of sexually assaulting the 36-year-old …

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    13 Sep 13
  • AndrewDikken

    A reward is now being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of committing a double murder in Granite Falls last week. Kara Monson was shot to death …

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    13 Sep 13
  • JudyHanson

    Long-time Nicollet County Commissioner Judy Hanson died on Tuesday at the age of 70. Hanson reportedly suffered a stroke about 6 months ago, and a second stroke just recently, and had been living at the …

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    13 Sep 13
  • SoldiersDrill

    September is National Preparedness Month, and Nicollet County officials are holding a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise this Saturday. It’s taking place in Bernadotte Township, and will involve Nicollet County Emergency Management, the Nicollet County Sheriff’s …

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    13 Sep 13
  • Drought

    This week’s update from the US Drought Monitor shows that more than 7% of Minnesota is in a severe drought as of Thursday, up from more than 4% a week earlier. The area of severe …

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    13 Sep 13