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  • Tornado

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down about 6 miles south-southwest of Belle Plaine Sunday night. The tornado was on the ground for about 2 miles beginning at around 8:15pm. It …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Crops

    Warmer weather and limited rain have helped Minnesota’s farm fields dry out a bit from a rainy May. The USDA reports that topsoil moisture supplies declined slightly last week as daytime highs reach 90-degrees or …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Fire

    A fire at a home in Blue Earth County’s South Bend Township over the weekend is being blamed on a gas leak. The residents of the home on South Bend Avenue smelled gas Friday night …

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    12 Jun 12
  • ClickItOrTicket1

    The recent statewide “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement campaign resulted in more than 12,000 citations being handed out over a 2-week period. The Office of Traffic Safety’s Donna Berger says citations have trended downward …

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    12 Jun 12
  • GOP

    The Chair of the McLeod County Republican Party was recently served a restraining order, and late last week 3 members of the McLeod County GOP Executive Committee resigned. The restraining order against County Chair Eric …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Scam

    Area veterans are being warned about a new email scam primarily targeting military service members. The fraudulent emails being sent to active members of the military, as well as military retirees and civilian employees, appear …

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    12 Jun 12
  • InvasiveSpecies

    The DNR is disappointed with the number of aquatic invasive species violations in Minnesota so far this season. The preliminary figures show 193 criminal citations, 463 civil citations and 973 written warnings. Enforcement Officer Phil …

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    12 Jun 12
  • MIC

    Inventors from across the country traveled to Redwood Falls over the weekend to showcase their inventions during the 55th annual Minnesota Inventors Congress invention show. The Grand Prize F. Robert Starr Award was presented to …

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    11 Jun 12