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  • SMEC-Territory-Map 9-3

    The Brown County Rural Electrical Association has joined with 11 other electric cooperatives to form the Southern Minnesota Electric Cooperative. Brown County REA General Manager Wade Hensel says that by purchasing Alliant Energy and forming …

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    05 Sep 13
  • NUSteelShredder

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday spent well over an hour discussing alleged noise violations by New Ulm Steel and Recycling. The company began using an industrial metal shredder this year, and several nearby …

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    05 Sep 13
  • Dollars

    The McLeod County Board approved a preliminary budget for 2014 this week which calls for a 2.27% increase in the county’s property tax levy. McLeod County has had several years of no levy increases, with …

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    05 Sep 13
  • ArchbishopNienstedt

    Archbishop John Nienstedt is calling for federal reform that provides a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Minnesota told a group at the Saint Thomas Law School …

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    05 Sep 13
  • AndrewDikken

    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continues to search for a Granite Falls man that has been named as a “person of interest” in a homicide investigation. The shooting victim has been identified as 26-year-old …

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    04 Sep 13
  • Rollover

    One person was injured in a rollover accident on Highway 15 in Fairmont early Tuesday morning. 23-year-old Courtney Allen of Blaine was driving a 2002 Chevy northbound on 15 when the vehicle left the road …

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    04 Sep 13
  • Judge

    A Franklin woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 2 years of probation for attempting to steal a television set from a local-area Wal-Mart store. 44-year-old Nancy Ann Louwagie pleaded guilty to …

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    04 Sep 13
  • DroughtMap8.27.13

    The drought is back again, especially in the southern half of the state, thanks to mostly dry weather over the past two months. South-central Minnesota is currently 4-6-inches below normal when it comes to rainfall. …

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    04 Sep 13