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  • SleepyEye

    The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and meeting this week. Chamber Executive Director Trista Barka says that several awards were handed out. The Big Chief Award for the Chamber Ambassador …

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    25 Jan 14
  • TemperatureSubzero

    Bitterly cold weather has closed schools across Minnesota, and is causing late starts at dozens of others, as administrators express concern over keeping students safe with wind chills around 35-below zero. Forecasters are expecting a …

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    23 Jan 14
  • Crash

    A St. James man was injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 35 Wednesday morning. It happened at just after 7am in Albert Lea. 69-year-old Kenneth Freeman was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck southbound …

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    23 Jan 14
  • EdgarFernandez

    A 29-year-old Madelia man has been accused of raping a 4-year-old girl. Edgar Arturo Cano-Fernandez has been charged with 6 felony counts of criminal-sexual conduct in Watonwan County Court for the incident, which allegedly occurred …

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    23 Jan 14
  • WatonwanCountyCourthouse

    The Watonwan County Board on Wednesday voted to terminate Watonwan County Human Services Director Rich Collins. The decision came during a closed meeting performance review on Collins, and was reportedly based on the board’s “loss …

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    23 Jan 14
  • JeffreyOlson

    The superintendent of St. Peter Public Schools announced his intent to retire after the current school year on Wednesday, after nearly 40 years with the district. Superintendent Jeff Olson says that his retirement will be …

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    23 Jan 14
  • Firefighters

    The investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a well-known business in Glencoe Monday night continues. There is no official word on what started the blaze at Sidco 4×4 on 9th Street East, …

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    22 Jan 14
  • Judge

    A 21-year-old Fairmont man who pleaded guilty to 1st-degree arson for starting a fire in the gym of the Lincoln School in Fairmont was sentenced to up to 20 years of probation in court on …

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    22 Jan 14