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  • JulianneOrtman

    Republican State Senator Julianne Ortman, who has been considering a US Senate campaign, is announcing her political plans on Saturday at an event in Waconia. Ortman has previously said she was weighing a bid against …

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    01 Aug 13
  • Crash2

    A Le Sueur man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident in Le Sueur County Monday morning. Authorities say that 44-year-old Jeffery Severson was driving southeast of Le Sueur on County Road 24 when he …

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    31 Jul 13
  • ChalkOutline

    The death of a 79-year-old church volunteer in her home near Willmar is being treated as a homicide. Kandiyohi County authorities had been asked to check on the welfare of Lila Warwick Monday evening, and …

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    31 Jul 13
  • CarChase2

    A Mankato man was taken into custody after a brief car chase with authorities Monday evening. 33-year-old Preston Michael Overton had allegedly been choking a woman in the parking lot of the Burger King restaurant …

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    31 Jul 13
  • HospitalPatient

    A Minnesota appeals court has ruled that legal guardians can order the end of life support for their wards. The ruling overturns a previous court finding that end-of-life decisions are too important to be made …

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    31 Jul 13
  • 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