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  • InvasiveSpecies2

    Eurasian Watermilfoil has now been discovered in lakes in McLeod and Blue Earth counties. The aquatic invasive species forms dense mats of vegetation and crowds out native aquatic plants, clogs boat propellers, and makes water …

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    31 Aug 12
  • MichaelBrodkorb1

    A former Minnesota Senate aide who was fired over an affair with the chamber’s majority leader is narrowing his lawsuit against the state. Michael Brodkorb was fired last year after Senate leaders discovered his affair …

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    31 Aug 12
  • RedFlag

    Most locations in southern Minnesota are under a fire weather watch or a red flag warning through this (THU) evening, as high temps are expected to reach 95 to 100 degrees. Meterologist Chris Franks says …

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    30 Aug 12
  • MNSecurityHospital

    Staff injuries are on the rise at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. A new report finds that injuries have gone up sharply as the number of permanent psychiatrists has dropped from six to …

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    30 Aug 12
  • Cuffs

    A St. Peter man faces numerous criminal charges after allegedly assaulting the mother of his child for a second time. 33-year-old Christopher Hastings faces a total of seven charges, including felony domestic assault by strangulation. …

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    30 Aug 12
  • Highway14

    Mn/DOT Officials say that motorists will be able to drive on the new Highway 14 alignment between Waseca and Owatonna beginning Friday night. The 20-mile, multi-year reconstruction of that segment of Highway 14 began in …

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    30 Aug 12
  • StratosphereSwingTower

    The problem-plagued Stratosphere swing ride at the Minnesota State Fair experienced more problems Wednesday night. The ride was shut down after a reported operator error, and riders were let off. Ride operators were changing out …

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    30 Aug 12
  • Student Writing

    Minnesota students are making some progress toward meeting the new mathematics standards, but state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says that many remain stagnant on reading. That’s the conclusion after the state took another look at …

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    30 Aug 12