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  • New St. James Chamber Head

    The St. James Area Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Jennie Firchau officially took over the position on Tuesday after serving as the chamber’s administrative assistant for the past 3 years. She says …

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    02 May 13
  • Close-up of fresh snow on a windshield.

    A rare May snowstorm is expected to impact a broad swath of Minnesota today (WED), including the local area. Meteorologist Steve Woolenhouse says that a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 3 o’clock this …

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    01 May 13
  • ArmedRobbery

    The search continues for the man who robbed a gas station in St. Peter at gunpoint early Monday morning. The armed robbery took place at around 12:45am Monday at the Clark station on Minnesota Avenue. …

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    01 May 13
  • EmployeeTheft

    The Sleepy Eye Police Department is investigating the theft of several hundred dollars in cash from a Sleepy Eye business over the weekend. Unknown persons stole $900 in cash from the Eagles Orchid Inn at …

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    01 May 13
  • CheckFraud2

    An accountant from Faribault will be spending time in prison for committing bank fraud. Thirty-nine-year-old Ronald Leo Schaeffer has been sentenced to serve the next 33 months behind bars after stealing more than $432,000 from …

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    01 May 13
  • Spring Storm

    April of 2013 in Minnesota will be remembered for it’s late winter storms. Duluth set a monthly record with nearly 51-inches of snow, but State Climatologist Greg Spoden says southern Minnesota did not escape April’s …

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    01 May 13
  • MNStatePatrol (1)

    Two local area state troopers were presented Life Saving Awards during the State Patrol’s annual awards ceremony on Monday. The awards recognize troopers who distinguished themselves by performing acts that prevented the death of another …

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    01 May 13
  • Fishing

    New data from the federal government confirms that anglers who enjoy Minnesota waters are a powerful engine for the state’s economy. Direct spending by resident and nonresident anglers in Minnesota totaled $2.4-billion in 2011. That …

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    01 May 13