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  • 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
  • Hunting

    The Minnesota Senate has voted to raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses. The Senate has approved a game and fish bill 36-30 that includes the fee hikes. The bill now goes back to the …

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    24 Apr 12
  • Crops

    Above-average precipitation has improved soil moisture supplies across Minnesota’s farm country. The USDA says that topsoil moisture last week was rated 69% adequate, compared with 49% adequate a week earlier. Spring wheat planting is 84% …

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    24 Apr 12
  • DennisHogate

    A 46-year-old Mankato man accused of sexually molesting a 16-year-old autistic boy was sentenced on Monday. Dennis Lee Hogate had faced 3 felony charges of criminal sexual conduct with a mentally impaired person for the …

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    24 Apr 12
  • Meth

    Four people are in custody following a recent drug bust in Cottonwood County. The Cottonwood County Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reportedly seized a large amount of methamphetamine in connection with …

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    24 Apr 12
  • Boats

    Minnesota boaters have one more item on their to-do list as they prepare to head to the lakes and rivers. A new state law requires all watercraft to have a sticker listing the rules for …

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    24 Apr 12