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  • JackpotJunction

    The Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton is planning a multi-million dollar renovation project at Jackpot Junction Hotel and Casino. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community recently approved a $48-million loan for the Lower Sioux Community, …

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    07 Dec 12
  • NicolletSchool

    The Nicollet School District has a new Dean of Students and Athletic Director. Kevin Christensen has served as a 6th-grade teacher for the past 25 years, but had applied for the position last summer when …

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    07 Dec 12
  • DanaSchoen

    A rural Starbuck man has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation for a July crash that killed the five-month-old son of Southwest Minnesota State University basketball coach Brad Bigler. Thirty-eight-year-old Dana Schoen admitted he was …

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    06 Dec 12
  • Crash

    A New Ulm man was seriously injured in a car crash Wednesday morning. 38-year-old Gregg Asmus was driving a 1995 Olds 88 southbound on North Payne Street in New Ulm when the vehicle collided with …

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    06 Dec 12
  • BrianHester

    A Redwood Falls man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed car chase for nearly 40 miles made his first appearance in court Wednesday. Authorities are saying that 46-year-old Brian Noel Hester tried to kill …

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    06 Dec 12
  • ReinaGandarilla

    The woman accused of kidnapping her own children from a foster home in Pemberton last week remains in custody in Blue Earth County, and her bail has been set at $40,000. A nationwide arrest warrant …

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    06 Dec 12
  • EPulltabs

    Along with a more-than billion-dollar budget deficit, the latest budget forecast for Minnesota also predicts that electronic pulltabs partially funding a new Vikings stadium won’t raise as much money as expected over the next five …

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    06 Dec 12
  • Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Renville County will be officially named a “Yellow Ribbon Community” this week during a special ceremony featuring Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Yellow Ribbon communities are dedicated to supporting service members, military families and veterans through …

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    06 Dec 12