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  • WaterPolice

    The ongoing drought led the Fairmont City Council on Monday to vote to ban non-essential water use, effective immediately. The DNR requested the water restrictions due to how low the Blue Earth River watershed level …

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    12 Sep 12
  • Temperature2

    The record-breaking heat experienced in the local area on Tuesday has now given way to more autumn-like temperatures across Minnesota. New Ulm did set a new record high temperature on Tuesday when the mercury topped …

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    12 Sep 12
  • SleepyEyeCityCouncil

    The Sleepy Eye City Council approved the city’s preliminary property tax levy and city budget for 2013 Tuesday evening. The just-under 2% increase in the levy is an around $22,000 hike from this year’s Sleepy …

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    12 Sep 12
  • DSC02806

    KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of September is Myron “Whitey” Helget of Sleepy Eye. Whitey was reportedly instrumental in beginning the Leavenworth Softball Team and concession stand, and has volunteered many hours of his …

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    12 Sep 12
  • HalfStaffFlag

    Governor Dayton has proclaimed today (TUE) to be “Patriot Day” and “A Day of Service and Remembrance” to honor the victims of the September 11th attacks 11 years ago. Dayton has ordered flags lowered to …

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    11 Sep 12
  • RedFlag

    A Red Flag Warning continues until 9pm today (TUE) for much of Minnesota due to critical fire conditions. The National Weather Service says that the combination of warm temperatures, strong winds and low humidity will …

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    11 Sep 12
  • RenvilleFoodShelfArson

    A fire in Olivia on Sunday night gutted the building that housed the Renville County Food Shelf, the Red Cross office, a thrift store and an apartment. Olivia Fire Chief Tim Seehusen says the fire …

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    11 Sep 12
  • GrainWagon

    A Courtland man was injured in a farm accident Sunday afternoon. 34-year-old Darin Drill was run over by a grain wagon at a farm in Courtland Township at about 2:45pm Sunday. Authorities say that Drill …

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    11 Sep 12