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  • 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
  • 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