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  • PoliceLine

    Authorities are investigating an apparent homicide that took place in Mankato Thursday morning, and a suspect is in custody. A woman was killed and a man injured at a home on Second Avenue in Mankato, and the …

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    07 Jun 13
  • Cigarette and tabacco packs on a shelf

    Minnesota is weeks away from having the nation’s 6th highest tax on cigarettes when the new $2.83 a-pack charge kicks in. Increases in tobacco taxes were key parts of the new state budget approved by …

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    07 Jun 13
  • SnowplowSalting

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has tallied up the total statewide road salt usage for the winter driving season. It came in at more than 304,500 tons. That’s a marked increase from the year before, …

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    07 Jun 13
  • Franken On Post Office Closings

    The US Senate is expected to pass the Farm Bill now that they are back from recess, and Minnesota Senator Al Franken says the bill goes in a positive direction. He says it is a …

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    07 Jun 13
  • Thrivent

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is not just for Lutherans anymore. The company is dropping its Lutheran requirement and opening its banking, investment and insurance services to all Christians. The not-for-profit confirmed Thursday that 72% of the nearly …

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    07 Jun 13
  • Winstock

    Some of the top artists in country music will be in central Minnesota this weekend.  It’s the 20th anniversary of the popular Winstock Country Music Festival, and for the first time ever it’s completely sold …

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    07 Jun 13
  • Munt

    The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a former Mankato man in prison for killing his estranged wife. Joel Marvin Munt was convicted of killing Svetlana Munt in Mankato’s Rasmussen Woods Park in …

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    06 Jun 13
  • DavidNelson

    A Mankato man is accused of making terroristic threats against a police officer. Authorities say that the incident occurred near the Mankato Public Safety Center Friday night. A police officer allegedly saw 50-year-old David Marshall …

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    06 Jun 13