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  • sign placement

    With campaign season getting in full swing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding the public about campaign sign placement rules. Unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way are prohibited. Campaign signs may not …

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    24 Aug 12
  • PawlentySpeaks

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been given a prime time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention next week. Pawlenty will speak before a national TV audience Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida. His address …

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    24 Aug 12
  • ToddHoffner1

    MSU-Mankato Head Football Coach Todd Hoffner has been charged with possession of pornography involving minors and using minors in a sexual performance. The 46-year-old Hoffner was formally charged on Wednesday after a university IT employee …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Fatal

    A Fridley police officer that died in an off-duty motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon was a native of Sanborn. 38-year-old Barry Pankonin was a 12-year veteran of the Fridley Police Department. He was riding his motorcycle …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Crash2

    A 19-year-old Mapleton woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Faribault County. Trina Frank was driving a Volkswagon Jetta northbound on Highway 254 near Frost when she went to make a …

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    23 Aug 12
  • HomeInvasion

    Police in Mankato are looking for the suspect in a home invasion that ended with a shot being fired. The break-in took place at around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon on Wickfield Drive in southern Mankato. The …

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    23 Aug 12
  • JailCell

    A southwest Minnesota woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement by a bank officer. 66-year-old Carolyn Hampel of Jackson admitted to stealing upwards of …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Capitol Restoration Amendment

    Lawmakers come back to the State Capitol on Friday for a one-day special session on flood relief. The $167-million package, most of it from the state’s budget reserve, is less than the $190-million Governor Dayton …

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    23 Aug 12