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  • Flu2

    Minnesota health officials have confirmed 2 more flu-related deaths this season, bringing the state’s influenza death toll to 188 since last October. The Minnesota Department of Health says that 13 people were hospitalized with the …

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    12 Apr 13
  • WinterDriving

    A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for much of the local area until tonight (THU), with the heavy spring snow possibly falling through Friday morning. Over six inches has fallen throughout the region, and …

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    11 Apr 13
  • ComputerCrimeScene

    A rural Sleepy Eye man is accused of soliciting a police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room. 24-year-old Timothy I. Kotten has been charged with felony electronic solicitation of a …

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    11 Apr 13
  • PaulWickenhauser

    A judge has denied a request to dismiss the vehicular homicide charges against a 22-year-old Cokato man accused of killing 3 people in a car crash near Willmar last summer. The Kandiyohi County judge also …

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    11 Apr 13
  • RoadClosed

    The head of the Minnesota Senate Transportation Finance Committee does not expect to see a major infusion of money for roads, bridges and mass transit to come together this year. Senator Scott Dibble says he’s …

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    11 Apr 13
  • USPS

    The US Postal Service is putting a stop to its plan to cut Saturday mail delivery, because Congress is prohibiting the move. The Postal Service announced in February it was going to end Saturday mail …

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    11 Apr 13
  • HotdishOff2013

    US Senator Al Franken hosted his 3rd annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition on Wednesday. The winner was the hotdish of Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz, whose “Hermann the German Hotdish” included brats, Schell’s Beer, …

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    11 Apr 13
  • Close-up of fresh snow on a windshield.

    Much of our local area has now seen pretty much every type of precipitation this week — rain, sleet, ice pellets, and snow, and the wintery spring storm crawling into the Midwest is expected to …

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    10 Apr 13