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  • criminal charges

    A St. James woman pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual conduct with a 9-year-old juvenile and was sentenced Wednesday. Nineteen-year-old Kaitlyn Jo Gleason’s sentence includes credit for time served, probation for 10 years and …

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    11 May 17
  • Butterfield

    In a 4-3 vote, the Butterfield Odin School Board settled with the district’s former superintendent. A lawsuit was brought against the school board by Lisa Shellum in December alleging multiple violations and seeking monetary damages …

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    11 May 17
  • solar garden

    The St. Peter City Council approved a partnership with the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently on a program which could include the construction of a community solar array. The purchase of a 10-foot by …

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    11 May 17
  • Hometown Hero Stephanie Olson

    This month’s KNUJ Hometown Hero is a Fairfax woman who acted quickly to save a life. A customer came into the Fairfax Casey’s General Store for lunch on an ordinary January day and before she …

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    11 May 17
  • guilty of charges

    The second teen who was trespassing on a rural Madelia property in January pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit burglary. Nineteen-year-old Kyle Thomas Nason of Sleepy Eye admitted he was outside the home of …

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    10 May 17
  • criminal charges

    A Belle Plaine man is found guilty of two counts of first degree assault and one count each of second-degree manslaughter and third-degree assault in the death of his 2-month-old son. Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Scott Sunblad …

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    10 May 17
  • handcuffs

    A New Ulm man was charged Monday with two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for inappropriately touching a 4-year-old girl. Fifty-eight-year-old Lynn Arvin Zimanski touched the girl’s buttocks on multiple occasions in 2016. According …

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    10 May 17
  • Sleepy Eye image

    The Sleepy Eye City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night for Sleepy Eye Liquors to exclusively get a liquor store license as of June 20th. The liquor store is expected to open next to Schutz …

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    10 May 17