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  • Dollars

    Governor Mark Dayton says that he plans to make the final call on construction projects benefiting from a more-than $47-million development fund that sparked intense competition. The governor said on Wednesday that he will review …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Capitol Restoration Amendment

    Governor Dayton and legislative leaders say they plan to hold a special session in late August to approve state assistance for storm- and flood-stricken areas of Minnesota. The governor says the process is currently waiting …

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    12 Jul 12
  • CodeRed

    Around a thousand residents of Martin County received a “Code Red” phone call early Tuesday morning after a police car chase led to a massive manhunt throughout the area. It started when a state trooper …

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    12 Jul 12
  • BestBuy

    Officials with electronics retailer Best Buy have announced that the company’s store in the City of Hutchinson will not be closing as previously announced. The Hutchinson store had been among five stores in Minnesota scheduled …

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    12 Jul 12
  • FoodShelf

    The McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf is in dire need of donations this month. Officials say that more than 82,000 pounds of food has been distributed in McLeod County since April 1st, and the usage …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Dollars

    There’s $47-million the legislature left open in the bonding bill, but $288-million in requests from communities across Minnesota. Now, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development decides who gets funded and who doesn’t. The …

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    11 Jul 12
  • FishKill

    The recent heat wave is being blamed for killing thousands of fish in several southern Minnesota lakes. Most of the lakes are shallow, and thus more susceptible to summer fish kills, and most of the …

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    11 Jul 12
  • RobertDocherty

    Governor Dayton has appointed New Ulm resident Robert Docherty to the open judgeship position in Brown County’s 5th Judicial District. The opening on the bench was created when Judge John Rodenberg began serving on the …

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    11 Jul 12