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  • VersoFire

    Verso Paper has sent layoff notices to a large portion of its Sartell workforce after a devastating Memorial Day explosion and fire. A spokesman for Verso says that a “clear majority” of the mill’s 259 …

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    26 Jun 12
  • BrownCountyEvaluationCenter (1)

    Police from New Ulm and Sleepy Eye, as well as Brown County Sheriff’s Office personnel spent around 4 hours searching for a detox escapee on Monday. A 17-year-old female escaped from the Brown County Evaluation …

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    26 Jun 12
  • Crops

    Heavy rain, high winds and hail slowed down Minnesota farmers in the field last week. As of Sunday, topsoil moisture in Minnesota was rated 73% adequate and 21% surplus. Only about 3-and-a-half days were rated …

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    26 Jun 12
  • Fatal

    Two people are dead after a head-on crash involving 3 vehicles in McLeod County late Saturday morning. It happened at just before Noon on Highway 15 south of Brownton near the Sibley County line. 19-year-old …

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    25 Jun 12
  • Drowning

    Officials are investigating the death of a 71-year-old Buffalo Lake Woman in rural Richmond Friday night. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a body floating in Little Cedar Island Lake in …

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    25 Jun 12
  • Detours

    A major road work project gets underway on Tuesday in Blue Earth County. Highway Department crews will begin construction on Blue Earth County Road 12, from County Road 17 to County Road 3. A bridge …

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    25 Jun 12
  • Burglar1

    Authorities in Renville County are asking for the public’s help after multiple reports of burglary, theft and damage to property around the county this month. The crimes include a burglary at a rural farm site …

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    25 Jun 12
  • MNIP

    Minnesota’s Independence Party gathered in Roseville Saturday for its state convention with hopes of finding a political toehold in the Legislature. About a dozen IP candidates have filed to run for House and Senate as …

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    25 Jun 12