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  • EthanolPlant

    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the ethanol industry generated $5-billion for the state’s economy last year. The department’s report says ethanol supported more than 12,600 jobs and added $912-million to the value of the …

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    11 Oct 12
  • Pheasant

    The start of Minnesota’s pheasant hunting season is this Saturday, and hunters should find more birds than last year. The DNR says pheasants are rebounding nicely, with the counts up by about 68% compared to …

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    11 Oct 12
  • BenWestphal

    A 19-year-old St. Peter man has been eliminated from the FOX television show “The X-Factor.” Gustavus Adolphus College Sophomore Ben Westphal submitted an online audition tape in May and made it to the show’s “Boot …

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    11 Oct 12
  • FatalCrash

    An Edgerton man is dead following a semi-truck accident in southwestern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon. 54-year-old Randy Brouwer was killed when his truck hauling hay crashed over a guardrail on Highway 59 north of Marshall at …

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    10 Oct 12
  • LynnSeibel1

    The Faribault Police Department is now looking into sexual abuse allegations against several former teachers at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. Ex-drama instructor Lynn Seibel was charged Monday, another alleged victim claims abuse by a second teacher …

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    10 Oct 12
  • WisconsinCapitol

    A Minnesota man is accused of breaking into the Wisconsin Capitol through a fifth-floor window. 21-year-old Andrew Bishop of Roseville apparently scaled the outside of the Capitol while he was intoxicated on Sunday and smashed …

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    10 Oct 12
  • SchoolBus

    The court hearing of a 72-year-old school bus driver accused of slapping a 6-year-old boy was canceled Tuesday. Blue Earth Area school bus driver Jane Elizabeth Brooks faces a misdemeanor 5th-degree assault charge for allegedly …

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    10 Oct 12
  • RenvilleSibleyFiber

    The Sibley County Board discussed the Renville-Sibley Fiber Project for nearly 2 hours on Tuesday before deciding to take no further action at this time. The $70-million project would bring high-speed internet, as well as …

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    10 Oct 12