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  • CheckFraud2

    A southern Minnesota accountant has been accused of stealing nearly half-a-million-dollars in order to build himself a lake home and pay off car loans. 39-year-old Ronald Schaeffer of Faribault allegedly wrote 127 phony checks to …

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    13 Dec 12
  • Meth

    A Brownton man faces felony drug charges after methamphetamine was allegedly found in his possession. A police officer on patrol in the area of Ranch Avenue Southeast in Hutchinson had discovered a vehicle parked near …

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    13 Dec 12
  • SchoolBus

    A Blue Earth Area school bus driver accused of slapping a 6-year-old boy has reportedly reached an agreement with prosecutors. 72-year-old Jane Brooks of Blue Earth was facing up to 90 days in jail on …

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    13 Dec 12
  • MichaelBrodkorb1

    A committee of the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate is meeting this (THU) afternoon to approve paying an additional $90,000 in legal bills surrounding the Michael Brodkorb case. The ex-staffer sued the state Senate, claiming gender discrimination …

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    13 Dec 12
  • CharlieZelle

    Governor Dayton has named the head of Jefferson Bus Lines as the new commissioner of the state Transportation Department. Charlie Zelle will take over in January for Tom Sorel, who is heading into a new …

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    13 Dec 12
  • Crash2

    A Mankato man critically injured in a head-on crash near Wells Monday afternoon has died from his injuries. Highway 109 east of Wells was closed for around 2 hours following the collision that injured an …

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    12 Dec 12
  • HogBarnFire

    Around 180 pigs died in a hog barn fire near Conger on Tuesday. Ron Kruger was reportedly in another barn on his farm when he spotted smoke Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Conger, Alden and Emmons …

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    12 Dec 12
  • 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