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  • 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
  • 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