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  • Dollars

    Minnesota’s projected budget deficit has shrunk to $627-million, a 40% reduction from the last estimate. Newly-elected Local State Representative Clark Johnson says that the new budget forecast is good news, but there’s still work to …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Highway14Sign1

    The funding for the 4-lane expansion of Highway 14 from North Mankato to Nicollet has been officially added into the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s budget, with that work scheduled to get underway in 2017. A …

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    01 Mar 13
  • FoodShelf

    The state’s largest food drive gets underway today (FRI). This year, Minnesota FoodShare’s goal is to raise one-million dollars to give directly to the state’s 300 local food shelves. 2012 was another record year for …

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    01 Mar 13
  • ChalkOutline

    A rural Belle Plaine woman was found dead outside her home Wednesday morning. Authorities say that the body of 40-year-old Patricia Brooks was found outside her residence on Hillcrest Lane in Sibley County’s Faxon Township …

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    28 Feb 13
  • FatalCrash

    A 65-year-old Ceylon woman was killed in a head-on crash west of Fairmont Wednesday afternoon. Linda Hoppe reportedly lost control of her vehicle at around 3:20pm Wednesday on Martin County Road 26 and crashed into …

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    28 Feb 13
  • GregoryWard2

    A convicted sex offender who was unable to find a home in the local area last year has now been released from state prison, but is still behind bars until he can find somewhere to …

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    28 Feb 13
  • Duebers

    Longtime local-area department store chain Dueber’s is closing all 9 of its stores throughout Minnesota. The first Dueber’s opened in 1946 in Waconia, and at its peak the company had stores in 28 communities. Longtime …

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    28 Feb 13
  • SpringfieldSchool

    Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Keth Kottke has been named an “Administrator Of Excellence” by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. Kottke is being honored for his leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional …

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    28 Feb 13