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  • Unemployment

    Minnesota employers added 9,500 jobs last month, holding the unemployment rate steady at 4.6%. State Job Analyst Steve Hine says trade, transportation and utilities led all sectors with 4,600 new jobs. Government added 2,600 new …

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    25 Jan 14
  • NUEagles

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board held its annual organizational meeting on Thursday to elect officers and make committee assignments, among other details.  The school board re-elected Duane Winter chair. Patricia Hoffman was named …

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    25 Jan 14
  • VeteransAffairs

    The Chippewa County Board this week voted unanimously to move forward with plans to bring a veterans nursing home to Montevideo. The board committed $3-million dollars to the project.  The overall cost is estimated at …

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    25 Jan 14
  • SleepyEye

    The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and meeting this week. Chamber Executive Director Trista Barka says that several awards were handed out. The Big Chief Award for the Chamber Ambassador …

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    25 Jan 14
  • TemperatureSubzero

    Bitterly cold weather has closed schools across Minnesota, and is causing late starts at dozens of others, as administrators express concern over keeping students safe with wind chills around 35-below zero. Forecasters are expecting a …

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    23 Jan 14
  • Crash

    A St. James man was injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 35 Wednesday morning. It happened at just after 7am in Albert Lea. 69-year-old Kenneth Freeman was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck southbound …

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    23 Jan 14
  • EdgarFernandez

    A 29-year-old Madelia man has been accused of raping a 4-year-old girl. Edgar Arturo Cano-Fernandez has been charged with 6 felony counts of criminal-sexual conduct in Watonwan County Court for the incident, which allegedly occurred …

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    23 Jan 14
  • WatonwanCountyCourthouse

    The Watonwan County Board on Wednesday voted to terminate Watonwan County Human Services Director Rich Collins. The decision came during a closed meeting performance review on Collins, and was reportedly based on the board’s “loss …

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    23 Jan 14