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  • Dollars

    What’s being called the “largest tax increase in 30 years” was approved by the DFL-controlled Minnesota House Wednesday night. Every Republican representative in the state voted against the measure, including local representative Paul Torkelson. Democrats …

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    25 Apr 13
  • ChildAlone

    A 4-year-old was left behind during a recent Marshall public school field trip. District administrators in Marshall will now be reviewing field trip protocols after the child was left at the Children’s Museum of South …

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    25 Apr 13
  • SWAT

    A standoff with police in the town of Clarks Grove this week ended peacefully with an Albert Lea man being taken into custody. A Freeborn County Sheriff’s deputy recognized 37-year-old Edward Olmeda on Monday and …

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    24 Apr 13
  • WinterCrash

    The latest snowstorm that hit the area this week led to hazardous driving conditions and numerous accidents. The State Patrol says that over a 24-hour period from 10am Monday to 10am Tuesday, a total of …

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    24 Apr 13
  • 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