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  • EthanolPlant

    The recently re-opened ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake has shut down again, and its top executives have now been fired amid a bitter bankruptcy fight. Only 10 of Purified Renewable Energy’s 23 employees remain on …

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    24 Apr 13
  • MNLegislature

    The Minnesota House passed a nearly $16-billion education funding bill Tuesday night. Local State Representative Clark Johnson says that along with money to fully fund all-day, every day kindergarten in every Minnesota school district, there’s …

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    24 Apr 13
  • Dollars

    Minnesota Senate Democrats tax plan rolled out on Tuesday includes a controversial extension of the state sales tax to clothing, while lowering the sales tax rate more than a percentage point. Low-income Minnesotans would get …

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    24 Apr 13
  • Highway14Sign1

    Work on Highway 14 in North Mankato is scheduled to resume this coming Monday, weather permitting. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that traffic on Highway 14 will be only minimally impacted by the work …

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    24 Apr 13
  • Drought

    Minnesota’s farmers got little fieldwork accomplished this past week as winter continued to resist surrendering to spring. But the weekly USDA crop and weather report for Minnesota contains some good news for farmers. After several …

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    24 Apr 13
  • TimothyHuber

    Jury selection began Monday in the Timothy Huber murder trial in Kandiyohi County Court. The 47-year-old Paynesville man is charged with murder for the October 2011 shooting death of 43-year-old Tim Larson of Albertville at …

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    23 Apr 13
  • MarkWetsch

    An ex-convict accused of robbing banks across Minnesota as the “Man in Black” has pleaded guilty to one of the robberies. 50-year-old Mark Wetsch pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to holding up a …

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    23 Apr 13
  • Spice

    A Lake Crystal woman faces multiple charges for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana and threatening a neighbor that she thought was going to turn her in. 22-year-old Alysse Miranda Fitzpatrick is accused of entering the neighbor’s …

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    23 Apr 13