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  • 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
  • AmyRomero

    Authorities have released more information on the case of a former Sibley County woman arrested on murder charges in Missouri last week. 29-year-old Amy Ann Romero was arrested in Sullivan County, Missouri last Friday on …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Dayton1

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be visiting the community of Bird Island today (FRI). Dayton will be at St. Mary’s School in Bird Island to honor a promise he made to 8th-grade student McKaia Ryberg. …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Court

    A Brown County grand jury has declined to indict a New Ulm police officer involved in a fatal car crash last July. Officer Mathew Rasmussen was driving a New Ulm Police squad car on July …

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    27 Jan 12
  • LegacyAmendment1

    The Minnesota Historical Society this week announced that a total of more than $3.8 million in Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants has been awarded to 59 recipients in 39 counties. The grants are made …

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    26 Jan 12
  • Franken On Post Office Closings

    US Senator Al Franken has introduced his “Back to Work Minnesota” plan in an effort to improve Minnesota’s employment picture. He says a big part of that plan is meeting with leaders around the state …

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    26 Jan 12