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  • TimothyTruebenbach1

    A rural Vernon Center man accused of threatening his father with a sword avoided a jury trial on Monday when he pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats. 25-year-old Timothy Truebenbach was arrested after allegedly raising …

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    12 Dec 12
  • Snowstorm

    Governor Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of the National Guard Armory in Olivia as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night’s blizzard. Dayton issued the …

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    12 Dec 12
  • InternetCable

    A tax credit to encourage broadband providers to build in unserved areas is the key recommendation from a task force commissioned by Governor Dayton to find ways of improving internet service in Greater Minnesota. The …

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    12 Dec 12
  • corn harvest

    Minnesota’s agricultural exports hit a record $6.8-billion in 2011. That’s up 13% from the year before. Minnesota Department of Ag Chief Economist Su Ye says the top export commodities for Minnesota are soybeans, corn, pork …

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    12 Dec 12
  • Student Writing

    A sample of 2,500 Minnesota eighth graders tested among the best in the world in technical subjects, ranking sixth-highest in science and seventh-highest in math. State education officials say the scores place Minnesota at the …

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    12 Dec 12
  • Crash2

    A North Mankato man was killed in a head-on collision with a semi-truck on Highway 169 Monday afternoon. The crash occurred just north of Highway 14 at around 4pm. 63-year-old James Hughes was driving a …

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    11 Dec 12
  • Crash

    Highway 109 east of Wells was closed for around 2 hours Monday afternoon following a head-on collision that injured an Albert Lea man and left a Mankato man in critical condition. 23-year-old Jared Bowman of …

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    11 Dec 12
  • MattShetka1

    Students and staff at New Prague Area Schools are mourning the death of a popular teacher and coach. Fifty-four-year-old Matt Shetka died Sunday of an apparent heart attack while shoveling snow at his home. The …

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    11 Dec 12