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  • referendum

    A St. James feasibility committee met recently to go over amended plans for a new school improvement referendum they hope to bring before voters in November. The $24 million plan was introduced to the school …

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    05 Jun 15
  • cattle theft

    Manuel DeJesus Rodriguez Jr., who was arrested with three others in March in connection with a theft of cattle pleaded guilty to theft this week in Watonwan County District Court. Rodriguez received a stay of …

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    05 Jun 15
  • Miguel Vasquez

    In a recent court filing, assistant public defender Gregory Handevidt argued that law enforcement improperly collected evidence and statements from 27-year-old Miguel Vasquez and a grand jury was convened too slowly so the first-degree murder …

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    04 Jun 15
  • CarCrash

    Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a one vehicle accident that occurred early Wednesday morning. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, emergency responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident …

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    04 Jun 15
  • domestic assault

    Several weeks after moving to Litchfield, a level 3 predatory offender faces accusations that he choked his wife and her dog during an argument at their apartment last month. Thirty-five-year-old Shannon Michael Benson has been …

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    04 Jun 15
  • handcuffed man

    A former Waseca certified public accountant has been sentenced to serve more than four years in federal prison and pay $11.6 million dollars in restitution for a fraud scheme against his former clients. Roger Herman …

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    04 Jun 15
  • Nuttall_Butcher

    Robert Nuttall and Gwen Butcher, two rural Hutchinson residents charged in the death of Chris Rossing of Annandale, will be back in court this week after two months of delays. However, Butcher’s evidence hearing has …

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    04 Jun 15
  • Nicollet Heros

    The City of Nicollet recognized two citizens recently for their life saving efforts. The recognition is for two people using CPR to save lives. Resident Kevin Kramer saved his neighbors life shortly after returning home …

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    03 Jun 15