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  • XcelEnergy

    Xcel Energy has been granted a rate hike that will have the average customer paying $9 more per-month starting in January. The State Public Utilities Commission approved the interim rate hike Thursday. The overall increase …

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    14 Dec 12
  • Dollars

    School districts around the state are being paid back half of Minnesota’s $2.4-billion in overdue state aid payments beginning today (FRI). The payments were delayed as part of the budget deal that ended the state …

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    14 Dec 12
  • WreathsAcrossAmerica

    Members of the Patriot Guard will be placing wreaths in every community in Redwood County on Saturday. Wreaths Across Redwood County is part of a nationwide effort to remember fallen soldiers, honor those who have …

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    14 Dec 12
  • ChalkOutline

    A 52-year-old Shakopee man was found dead in the snow this week, but authorities say that foul play is not suspected. Investigator say that it appears to have been an accidental death due to intoxication. …

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    13 Dec 12
  • Crash

    A Lester Prairie woman was injured in a car crash in McLeod County Wednesday afternoon. A 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 27-year-old Ashley Ardolf was driving eastbound on Highway 7 near Major Avenue east …

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    13 Dec 12
  • 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