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  • Highway14RibbonCutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Tuesday for a new stretch of four-lane highway in southern Minnesota. The newly-expanded Highway 14 will give drivers a direct route between Owatonna and Mankato. Congressman Tim Walz was among …

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    22 Aug 12
  • Mosquito

    The Minnesota Department of Health says that an elderly resident of Stevens County has died due to the West Nile virus. The death marks the 16th West Nile-related death in the state since 2002. Epidemiologist …

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    21 Aug 12
  • PaulWickenhauser

    A 21-year-old Cokato man was charged with 3 counts of criminal vehicular homicide and other charges on Monday for his involvement in a deadly crash that killed three family members east of Willmar Friday night. …

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    21 Aug 12
  • Crash

    A Balaton man was injured in a car crash on Highway 23 in Lyon County late Monday morning. 54-year-old Mark Harbo was driving a Dodge pickup truck westbound on Lyon County Road 33 when he …

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    21 Aug 12
  • DustinMurilla1

    A man accused of assaulting an Owatonna man with a tire iron and leaving him for dead was sentenced to extra jail time for a previous incident of assault in Blue Earth County Court on …

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    21 Aug 12
  • 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