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  • Western Community Action

    Heartland Community Action will grow due to a merger with longtime partner Western Community Action. This past year the agency served over 12 thousand people in McLeod, Meeker, Renville and Kandiyohi counties with a mission …

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    08 Aug 15
  • cattle-theft

    Watonwan County District Court Judge Greg Anderson granted the defense’s motion to suppress statements made by a man during interrogation in a cattle theft. During a contested omnibus hearing Dylan Thompson’s attorney Dan Birkholz argued …

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    07 Aug 15
  • Blue Green algae

    Minnesota Department of Health officials are warning swimmers about harmful blue-green algae and high E. coli levels that have shown up in lakes across the state. Conditions for algae and bacteria can be created by …

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    07 Aug 15
  • steaming hot chocolate

    A young boy was badly burned on hot chocolate while staying at a hotel in Mankato for Viking’s training camp. An 11-year-old boy suffered first and second degree burns when he spilled hot chocolate on …

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    07 Aug 15
  • tornado

    A series of tornadoes touched down in west central Minnesota Thursday evening while heavy down-pours spread across southern Minnesota. The first tornadoes were spotted near New London in Kandiyohi County. Funnel clouds were reported moving …

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    07 Aug 15
  • Target logo

    Minneapolis-based Target is installing credit card chip readers in 1300 of its stores by the end of the week, in an effort to prevent another massive data breech. The push for more secure credit card …

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    07 Aug 15
  • Miguel Vasquez

    Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty has ordered a mental examination for a murder suspect from Springfield. Twenty-seven-year-old Miguel Vasquez is accused of murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend Amber Lechuga, dismembering her body and attempting …

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    06 Aug 15
  • PoliceInvestigation

    The names of the six people involved in the latest prostitution sting have been released. Three males and two females were arrested during the sting that took place last month in Mankato. Those arrested include …

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    06 Aug 15