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  • State Hospital Patient Dies

    The state Department of Human Services is investigating the death of a patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. Officials confirm that a 59-year-old man died at the facility on Sunday. The unidentified …

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    19 Apr 12
  • Crops

    It’s been another busy week for farmers across Minnesota. The USDA reports that five full days had weather suitable for fieldwork over the past week, resulting in productive planting of oats, spring wheat and barley. …

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    19 Apr 12
  • LyleKoenen1

    Former state representative Lyle Koenen has been sworn in as a senator to finish out the term of the late Gary Kubly. Koenen says that Kubly set an example for how senators should conduct themselves, …

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    19 Apr 12
  • NUCityCouncil

    The New Ulm City Council spent the majority of it’s meeting Tuesday discussing a proposal to have the state help purchase a state-of-the-art $12,000 river gauge. The city would then be responsible for the $13,000 …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Highway14

    Representatives of the communities along Highway 14 from New Ulm to Mankato on Tuesday learned that their stretch of road is even more dangerous than previously thought. Senior Transportation Engineer Howard Preston told those on …

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    18 Apr 12
  • EmployeeTheft

    A former Mankato banker has pleaded guilty to embezzling upwards of $120,000 in customer funds for her personal use. 65-year-old Carolyn Faye Hampel of Jackson entered the guilty plea in federal court on Tuesday. She …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Fireworks

    Minnesotans are one step closer to legally buying and shooting off a wider range of fireworks this summer. The Minnesota Senate approved a bill Tuesday to make aerial fireworks legal in the state. Current law …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Melchert-Dinkel1

    The attorney for an ex-nurse found guilty of encouraging two depressed people to commit suicide is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction on free speech grounds. Oral arguments are taking place …

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    18 Apr 12