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  • Fatal crash hearing delayed due to unfinished investigation

    A hearing for a suspect in a fatal accident outside Kilkenny  has been delayed  due to the investigation not yet being complete. Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly Marie Strangler of Kilkenny was scheduled to appear in a hearing …

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    15 Dec 16
  • Two officers collide near Mankato

    Two Blue Earth County Deputies were injured in a squad-car crash Wednesday morning near Mankato. The state patrol says 30-year-old Adam W. Suckow was traveling east on County Road 90 and made a u-turn. A …

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    15 Dec 16
  • Former Meeker County Deputy receives probation

    A former Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy who was charged for stealing prescription drugs from the county’s Drug Take Back Box and toys from a toy drive has been sentenced to 5 years’ probation and 100 …

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    15 Dec 16
  • Renville County Deputy receives recognition

    A Renville County Deputy Sheriff has received the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year. Jeff Nelson has been a Renville County Sheriff’s Deputy since 2012. Nelson was nominated based on his exception work …

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    15 Dec 16
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    A Mankato woman is facing multiple charges for flashing a knife at officers who came to her residence and refusing to listen to orders to drop the knife. According to the criminal complaint, two Mankato …

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    13 Dec 16
  • Holiday wreaths from MN state forests sold nationwide

    ‘Tis the season for holiday wreaths, swags and garland. These fragrant decorations most likely came from a Minnesota state forest. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources balsam fir grows in northeastern and north-central …

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    13 Dec 16
  • St. Peter council approves wage increase for non-contract employees

    The St. Peter City Council approved a 3 percent wage increase for all the city’s non-union, non-contract employees in 2017. The pay increase excludes police officers or anyone affiliated with unions. The wage increase also …

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    13 Dec 16
  • Former site of Fort Vernon Center commemorated

    A special dedication ceremony was held recently commemorating the former site of Fort Vernon Center. Harold “Bud” Tettam with the help of friends made a rod-iron plaque with the description of the founding of Vernon …

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    10 Dec 16