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  • Seeding

    The US Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers are getting off to a slow start because of the persistent winter. In its first weekly crop report of the year, the USDA says the cold start …

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    09 Apr 13
  • District840Foundation

    The District 840 Foundation held the 11th annual St. James Cash For Kids over the weekend. The fundraiser raises up to $15,000 each year for school programs not in the district’s budget. The biggest money-maker …

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    09 Apr 13
  • PrincessCrown

    New royalty was crowned in the City of Winthrop on Sunday as part of the annual Grackle Days festivities. Named Miss Winthrop 2013 was Cassidy Adams, the daughter of Sarah and Brian Schak. Crowned First …

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    09 Apr 13
  • CarChase2

    A 22-year-old Hector man was seriously injured Saturday night when he crashed head-on into a Renville County Sheriff’s Department squad car following a car chase with police. Olivia police had been checking on a driving …

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    08 Apr 13
  • SlushySnow

    A big storm making its way across the country later this week is making headlines, but our local area will be seeing some precipitation before that storm arrives. Meteorologist Steve Woolenhouse says that temperatures will …

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    08 Apr 13
  • Unemployment

    Minnesotans who have been on unemployment for longer than six months will find a slightly smaller total on their checks beginning this week, thanks to the sequester cuts. The 11% reduction in federal benefits for …

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    08 Apr 13
  • Dollars

    State Capitol repairs, civic center expansions and veterans home upgrades are all expected to have a place in Governor Dayton’s plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects. Dayton plans to officially release his bonding bill proposals today …

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    08 Apr 13
  • KeithDowney

    Minnesota Republicans elected former state representative Keith Downey as their new state party chair at their central committee meeting on Saturday in Bloomington. Downey served two terms in the Minnesota House and was the Vice …

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    08 Apr 13