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  • BTYR

    Several local-area counties are being designated as “Yellow Ribbon Counties” today (FRI) for their support of troops returning from war. South Central College is being named a “Yellow Ribbon Company” as well. South Central College …

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    27 Jul 12
  • Spice

    Minnesota’s fight to combat designer drugs meant to mimic marijuana and other controlled substances is stepping up a notch with a new law that makes their sale a felony. The law takes effect August 1st. …

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    27 Jul 12
  • FatalCrash2

    Two people are dead after a head-on collision south of Belview Tuesday night. The accident happened at just after 9:30pm at the intersection of Highway 19 and Redwood County Road 7. A 2003 Volvo 4-door …

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    26 Jul 12
  • FatalAccident

    An Owatonna man is dead and two other people are injured after an extension cord fell into the water from a northern Minnesota boatlift. The Itasca County sheriff’s office says emergency crews were called Tuesday …

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    26 Jul 12
  • BankRobbery

    The two suspects in a bank robbery in Hutchinson last week will be making an appearance in court on Friday. Authorities say 25-year-old Eric Andrew Ebbers and 25-year-old Erica Reeves each face one felony count …

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    26 Jul 12
  • BrandonHall

    A Hanska man is in custody following a brief standoff with police earlier this week. 29-year-old Brandon Michael Hall held Mankato police at bay inside his ex-girlfriend’s apartment for about a half-hour while babysitting the …

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    26 Jul 12
  • SchoolBus

    Newly manufactured school buses transporting children to and from Minnesota schools will soon be required to have a new safety feature: crossing arms that protrude from the front bumper. A crossing arm will automatically extend …

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    26 Jul 12
  • GOP

    Republicans Mike Parry and Allen Quist are sharpening their attacks in an increasingly bitter primary fight in southern Minnesota’s 1st District. Quist called Parry “an embarrassment to the Republican Party” after Parry’s campaign focused on …

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    26 Jul 12