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  • SpellingBee

    A total of 5 students from Minnesota are competing in the National Spelling Bee this week near Washington DC, including a local-area 7th-grader. Nearly 280 young competitors were taking a computerized test Tuesday, and those …

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    30 May 12
  • ClickItOrTicket1

    The Memorial Day weekend may be over, but a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign continues on for another week-and-a-half. Around 400 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are taking part in the “Click It Or Ticket” …

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    29 May 12
  • FloodedFields

    All of the recent rainfall around the area has replenished the soil moisture level, putting an end to a nearly year-long drought. More than nine inches of rain in some locations has made this the …

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    29 May 12
  • MotorcycleCrash

    An Ellendale man suffered serious injuries after losing control of his motorcycle in Le Sueur County Monday afternoon. The accident happened at just after 4pm on Highway 60. 28-year-old Matthew Christensen lost control of his …

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    29 May 12
  • DakotaWar

    The Minnesota History Center will open a new exhibit next month examining the US Dakota War of 1862. Hundreds of whites and Dakota died in the six weeks of violence rooted in conflict over federal …

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    29 May 12
  • MarkWetsch1

    An alleged bank robber accused of stealing from banks across the state, including in St. Peter and Gaylord, has reportedly backed out of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. 49-year-old Mark Edward Wetsch, dubbed the …

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    29 May 12
  • HelicopterCrash1

    A helicopter pilot is reportedly in stable condition after the crop duster he was flying crashed in southern Minnesota Friday evening. The helicopter was spraying ditches near the City of Delavan when it hit some …

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    29 May 12
  • Soldier

    President Obama has signed legislation that helps more than 2,000 Minnesota soldiers recoup paid time-off benefits promised before they were shipped overseas last year. It also provides the benefits to more than 49,000 National Guard …

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    29 May 12