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  • CheckFraud2

    An accountant from Faribault will be spending time in prison for committing bank fraud. Thirty-nine-year-old Ronald Leo Schaeffer has been sentenced to serve the next 33 months behind bars after stealing more than $432,000 from …

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    01 May 13
  • Spring Storm

    April of 2013 in Minnesota will be remembered for it’s late winter storms. Duluth set a monthly record with nearly 51-inches of snow, but State Climatologist Greg Spoden says southern Minnesota did not escape April’s …

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    01 May 13
  • MNStatePatrol (1)

    Two local area state troopers were presented Life Saving Awards during the State Patrol’s annual awards ceremony on Monday. The awards recognize troopers who distinguished themselves by performing acts that prevented the death of another …

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    01 May 13
  • Fishing

    New data from the federal government confirms that anglers who enjoy Minnesota waters are a powerful engine for the state’s economy. Direct spending by resident and nonresident anglers in Minnesota totaled $2.4-billion in 2011. That …

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    01 May 13
  • ArmedRobbery

    Authorities are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery in the City of St. Peter early Monday morning. A white man wearing a face mask and brandishing a handgun reportedly demanded money from an …

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    30 Apr 13
  • Fire

    A home in St. Peter was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. The blaze on the 300-block of West Broadway in St. Peter was reported at around 2am Sunday by the home’s resident, Therisa …

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    30 Apr 13
  • Spring Storm

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has estimated that southwest Minnesota was hit with more than $26-million in damages during the early April ice storm. Governor Dayton asked the president to declare a major disaster for …

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    30 Apr 13
  • SpringPlanting

    Despite the arrival of warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields. In its weekly crop report for the state, the USDA says that Minnesota farmers have managed …

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    30 Apr 13