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  • Flu2

    Minnesota health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths, bringing the state’s influenza death toll to 190 so far this season. The flu season continues to wind down in Minnesota, however, with no nursing homes …

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    19 Apr 13
  • Drought

    New data is showing the first major improvement in Minnesota’s drought situation since last fall. An updated map from the US Drought Monitor released Thursday rates two-thirds of Minnesota as still being in drought. But …

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    19 Apr 13
  • Fire

    Authorities have determined that a fire at a mobile home in Olivia earlier this week was likely an incident of arson. Firefighters responded to the fire at the home on Hickory Avenue in Olivia at …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Spring Storm

    The state Department of Public Safety is asking FEMA to assess the damage from recent ice and snow storms in southwestern Minnesota. The request includes preliminary damage assessments for public assistance in Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Odometer

    A trial date has been set for a Janesville car dealer accused of rolling back car odometers to illegally increase the value of the vehicles. 60-year-old Jeff Hagen of “Jeff’s Auto Body” in Janesville would …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Dollars

    Minnesota lawmakers are brushing off an effort by agricultural groups to avoid a legislative audit. Lawmakers on the board that sets the auditor’s agenda say they heard from agricultural commodity councils who wanted off a …

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    18 Apr 13
  • TaxCollector

    Today (THU) is Tax Freedom Day – the day that Americans will have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state, and local levels. Both higher federal taxes and rebounding …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Crash

    An Illinois man was injured on Highway 212 west of Olivia Tuesday afternoon when his semi-truck hit a garbage truck. 29-year-old Michael Wheelock of Lincoln, Illinois was driving his tractor-trailer westbound on 212 when he …

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    17 Apr 13