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  • Walz1

    Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz is urging the leadership in the House to hold an up or down vote on the bipartisan Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. The US Senate voted 93-2 Monday evening …

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    31 Jan 12
  • EllenAnderson1

    Former state senator Ellen Anderson says the state Senate’s vote to reject her as Governor Dayton’s Public Utilities Commission chief was “unfair, mean-spirited and wrong.” The Senate voted 37-29 on Monday to reject Anderson. The …

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    31 Jan 12
  • Child Porn Sentencing

    A plea deal was reached Monday with a 62-year-old Mankato man accused of possessing child pornography and showing pornography to minors at his trailer park. Rodney Oberg will plead guilty to 3 counts of possession …

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    31 Jan 12
  • StPeterStateHospital

    Minnesota’s only hospital for mentally ill and dangerous patients is in turmoil. Most of the experienced psychiatric staff have reportedly either quit or been fired at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. A total …

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    31 Jan 12
  • ZebraMussels

    Carver County officials say that starting this spring, all boats entering Lake Minnewashta will be checked for zebra mussels. It’s the first time the state Department of Natural Resources has given a local government authority …

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    30 Jan 12
  • Fire

    A fire in Vernon Center that destroyed most of a one-story home is being blamed on a spontaneous chemical combustion. Investigators say the fire began on the back porch of the home after rags used …

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    30 Jan 12
  • ChrisFarris1

    The sentencing of a St. Peter man accused of killing his infant son was delayed Friday. 28-year-old Christopher Farris pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder in Nicollet County Court in late November. The 3-month-old boy died …

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    30 Jan 12
  • Drought

    Minnesota’s current drought will likely mean much less flooding this spring. The National Weather service says this year’s lack of precipitation means area rivers will have a lower spring flow due to a smaller snow …

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    27 Jan 12