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  • 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
  • GaryJohnson

    The Libertarian candidate for president has successfully obtained a spot on the Minnesota ballot this Fall. On Tuesday, over 3,200 petition signatures supporting Gary Johnson were submitted to the Minnesota Secretary of State, well over …

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    23 Aug 12
  • ToddHoffner1

    MSU-Mankato Head Football Coach Todd Christian Hoffner was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges related to child pornography. A search warrant was executed at the 46-year-old’s Eagle Lake residence at around 12:30pm and he was arrested. …

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    22 Aug 12
  • FatalCrash

    More than 200 people have now been killed on Minnesota roads so far this year. The Department of Public Safety’s Nathan Bowie reminds drivers to buckle up and travel at safe speeds. He says there …

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    22 Aug 12