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  • Biofuel

    State regulators have given the developers of a $30-million biofuel project in the City of LeSueur an environmental exemption. The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency won’t need an environmental impact statement in order to move forward …

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    25 Apr 12
  • Silo1

    The Minnesota House voted in favor of an Omnibus Agriculture Policy Bill on Tuesday. Democratic Representative Terry Morrow of St. Peter is a member of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy and Finance Committee, and …

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    25 Apr 12
  • Local Students At Nat'l Competition

    Students from 3 area high schools representing a total of 9 local communities are competing in a national robotics competition in St. Louis over the next 4 days. Students from GFW High School and the …

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    25 Apr 12
  • Fireworks

    A Bill to legalize more powerful backyard fireworks in Minnesota has made it’s way to Governor Dayton’s desk. The Minnesota Senate voted 48-17 on Tuesday to legalize aerial fireworks and devices with more bang than …

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    25 Apr 12
  • Highway14

    Work on Highway 14 in North Mankato gets underway next week as Mn/DOT crews prepare for the construction of a new interchange and two miles of highway expansion. Work begins on Tuesday, May 1st. The …

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    25 Apr 12
  • Soil1

    The Minnesota House has “dug” through the options and voted to name Lester the official state soil. The House approved the choice as part of an agriculture policy bill on a vote of 111-20 Tuesday. …

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    25 Apr 12
  • RS Fiber Project Moves Forward

    The Sibley County Board this (TUE) morning unanimously voted to move forward with the Renville-Sibley Fiber Project. The proposal to bring fiber optic phone, internet and television to the rural and urban areas of Sibley …

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    24 Apr 12
  • Vikings

    A Vikings stadium bill is headed for a vote on the floor of the Minnesota House. Backers revived it in a key committee Monday night by amending it onto a charitable gaming bill, one week …

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    24 Apr 12