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  • Laws

    Getting caught engaging in prostitution or soliciting sex for pay will come with a higher cost to Minnesota offenders beginning this week. A new state law permits authorities to forfeit the cash that was used …

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    31 Jul 13
  • Dollars

    A major credit rating agency has upgraded its outlook on Minnesota’s financial status from “negative” to “stable.” Minnesota Management and Budget announced Tuesday that Moody’s Investor Services bumped up the state’s standing. It doesn’t involve …

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    31 Jul 13
  • RoadClosed

    The start of a major road construction project on Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle scheduled to get underway this week has been delayed by 2 weeks. The $5-million project is now set to …

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    31 Jul 13
  • Fire

    A resident of a St. Peter apartment complex was hospitalized early Monday morning after a fire broke out in her bedroom. The fire at Fairview Apartments on Nichols Court in St. Peter broke out at …

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    30 Jul 13
  • Crash

    The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Hit & Run accident that occurred Monday afternoon in rural Renville County. It happened at around 3pm at the intersection of County Roads 11 and 24. Authorities …

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    30 Jul 13
  • PaulWickenhauser

    A 22-year-old Cokato man facing over a dozen felony charges for a car crash that killed 3 people last year avoided a jury trial this week by pleading guilty to 3 counts of criminal vehicular …

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    30 Jul 13
  • Arson

    Costly-to-fight wildfires that are intentionally set in Minnesota will soon carry tougher penalties under a new law. The enhanced arson law was passed in May, and goes into effect on Thursday. It builds off an …

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    30 Jul 13
  • Gold Coins

    A new state law taking effect this week offers greater protection for those who buy precious metals in Minnesota. The law requires criminal background checks for those who deal in gold coins and other metals. …

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    30 Jul 13