Local News
  • MSU

    A South Dakota native who’s been hand crafting skateboards in a garage since high school took top honors recently at Minnesota State University Mankato’s College of Business Big Ideas Challenge. Jackson Jones won the $10,000 …

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    27 Apr 17
  • baby chick

    The first of 12 chicks hatched Wednesday at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato. Museum staff expects the remaining unhatched chicks to break out of their shells this week, giving children a chance …

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    27 Apr 17
  • Mankato

    A routine quarry blast at Jefferson quarry amplified by atmospheric conditions created the equivalent of a 2.8 Richter scale earthquake. The shockwave was more intense near the blast site between the Minnesota River and Third …

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    26 Apr 17
  • Brown County Courthouse

    Brown County Commissioners tabled a request Tuesday for a letter of support to operate a chemical dependency treatment center in New Ulm. Wade L. Lange of Sleepy Eye will attend future board meetings to answer …

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    26 Apr 17
  • Redwood Valley High School

    A new principal at Redwood Valley Middle School will begin her duties July 1st. The Redwood Area School Board approved to hire Amanda Pederson at Monday’s meeting. Pederson was one of 18 applicants for the …

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    26 Apr 17
  • Sleepy Eye Police Department

    A new officer has joined the ranks at the Sleepy Eye Police Department. Elliott Waterbury was hired earlier this month, replacing Colin Hagert who moved onto the Fairmont Police Department. Waterbury is from Fairmont and …

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    26 Apr 17
  • Spam

    Austin’s iconic SPAM Museum has hosted thousands of visitors around the world since opening its doors. But on Tuesday morning it was the scene of its first-ever wedding. Mark “I Love SPAM” Benson and Anne …

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    26 Apr 17
  • Drug charges

    One of the two men charged in an overdose death of a Brown County Jail inmate pleaded guilty Monday in Brown County District Court. Logan Harris of New Ulm will serve 51 months with the …

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    25 Apr 17