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  • DNR buffer map

    As part of the state’s commitments to water quality the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the map of public waters and public ditches requiring permanent vegetative buffers or alternative water quality practices. The buffer …

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    13 Jul 16
  • Watkins tornado

    Tornadoes struck central Minnesota homes Monday afternoon damaging structures and knocking out power. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says the tornado struck the northwest side of Litchfield late Monday afternoon damaging 15 to 20 homes. …

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    12 Jul 16
  • Welfare fraud

    Two Arlington residents have been charged with public assistance fraud. Twenty-eight-year-old Dean Anthony Pena III and 21-year-old China Mae Hutchins were charged with felony counts of financial transaction card fraud and wrongfully obtaining assistance. According …

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    12 Jul 16
  • chickens

    The St. Peter City Council has postponed a decision on an ordinance that would allow city residents to keep up to three female chickens in their yards if they comply with permit requirements. The council …

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    12 Jul 16
  • MARL

    An Arlington man is one of 30 individuals to have been selected to participate in the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program. Christian Lilenthal will participate in the two-year educational experience feature nine 3-day in-state …

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    12 Jul 16
  • LakeCrystal

    City governments that want to promote sustainability face competing incentives, but fear the financial risk. A dedicated city councilor and outside staff heldped the city of Lake Crystal overcome these challenges. They did it with …

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    12 Jul 16
  • drowning

    The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning reported Saturday afternoon at Mound Creek park about 9 miles west of Comfrey.  Authorities say a 23-year-old swimmer was reported missing around 2:40 Saturday afternoon and …

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    10 Jul 16
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    Brown County authorities were called to an incident Saturday evening.  Officials say a man was reported missing near the Cottonwood River landing on Brown County Road 10 near 220th Street around 7 pm.  The man …

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    10 Jul 16