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  • Scam

    The Better Business Bureau is warning Minnesotans about bogus “advance fee loans” that scammers are offering – particularly to people in tough financial situations. Spokesperson Barb Grieman says those looking into “payday loans” online are …

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    30 Aug 13
  • GuernseyCow

    A local area dairy farm couple received a prestigious award at the Minnesota State Fair this week. Paul and Melanie Fritsche of rural New Ulm received the “Elgin Award.”  The award is given to breeders …

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    30 Aug 13
  • JosephSchaeffer

    A New London man is facing a Criminal Vehicular Operation charge for a drunk-driving accident late last month that seriously injured a man with ties to the local area. 41-year-old Joseph Clayton Schaeffer of New …

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    29 Aug 13
  • DavidFluke

    A 66-year-old Belle Plaine man has been charged with 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly groping a teenage boy. David Roy Fluke had been convicted of 2 similar crimes involving teen boys in Anoka County …

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    29 Aug 13
  • CrimeScene3

    The city halls in Amboy and Vernon Center were burglarized over the weekend, and authorities believe the crimes may have been part of a recent string of burglaries across southern Minnesota. The 2 buildings were …

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    29 Aug 13
  • MNSecurityHospital

    The Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter has had its conditional license extended for a year after two new cases of patient mistreatment were documented. The mental hospital was also fined $2,000. Authorities also found …

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    29 Aug 13
  • CarChase2

    A Hutchinson man is in custody in the Meeker County Jail following a brief car chase with a sheriff’s deputy on Highway 15 Tuesday evening. 22-year-old Jonathan Plotz allegedly ran a red light at the …

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    29 Aug 13
  • LotteryTix

    A former gas station employee from St. Peter is facing a felony Lottery Fraud charge for allegedly stealing scratch-off tickets during her shift. 20-year-old Kathryn Erickson was reportedly working alone at the St. Peter Budget …

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    29 Aug 13