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  • DriveSober

    Minnesota law enforcement officers are increasing DWI patrols statewide beginning this weekend . The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over effort will involve county sheriff’s offices, municipal police departments and the Minnesota State Patrol working …

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    14 Dec 12
  • Flu

    The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Minnesota continues to rise. The state Health Department reports that 30 people were hospitalized with the flu over the past week, bringing the statewide total up to …

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    14 Dec 12
  • 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