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  • Crops

    Minnesota farmers continue to dodge the worst of the drought that’s affecting most of the country. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the USDA says that the state experienced scattered showers and cooler …

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    21 Aug 12
  • BlackBearTracks

    Black bears sightings are increasing around southern Minnesota, and a bear track was recently found in the Vernon Center area. The track was found along the Blue Earth River by State Representative Tony Cornish, who …

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    21 Aug 12
  • AppleHarvest

    Minnesota’s apple crop has arrived early. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says most varieties are ripening one to two weeks ahead of normal, and many orchards already have early-season varieties for sale. While the crop …

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    21 Aug 12
  • PaulWickenhauser

    Charges are expected to be filed against a 21-year-old Norwood Young America man today (MON) who was involved in a deadly crash that killed three family members east of Willmar Friday night. The state patrol …

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    20 Aug 12
  • DakotaWarSiegeOfNewUlm

    Numerous events are taking place in Brown County, and around the state this week to mark the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the US-Dakota War of 1862. The Brown County Historical Society’s Kim Jahnke …

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    20 Aug 12
  • DaytonDisapproves

    Governor Dayton and legislative leaders are expected to meet today (MON) to try to hammer out details on a flood relief package for northeastern and south central Minnesota — as Friday’s target date for a …

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    20 Aug 12
  • Detours

    The Blue Earth County Highway Department will be closing County Road 17 between Carver Road and County Road 86 beginning today (MON) as part of the County Road 12 extension project. Crews will construct turn …

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    20 Aug 12
  • CreditCardFraud2

    A 23-year-old Mapleton man faces felony charges over accusations that he used his mother’s credit card without permission. Alan Michael Benson allegedly used the card on Facebook fraudulently to make a total of 39 different …

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    20 Aug 12