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  • NewUlmEagles

    New Ulm Schools will not be implementing a 4-day school week next school year. District 88 had been contemplating the move as a cost-cutting measure, but the plan hit a snag when negotiating staff contracts. …

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    31 Mar 12
  • FairfaxWaterTower

    Work is underway on the construction of a new water tower in the City of Fairfax. Earth-moving began this week on the $717,000 project. The new 150,000 gallon water tower will replace the city’s 110-year-old …

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    31 Mar 12
  • State Hospital Patient Dies

    An investigation has found that state officials failed to do a thorough background check on the head of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. Department of Human Services officials reportedly failed to talk to …

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    31 Mar 12
  • XcelEnergy (1)

    Minnesota regulators have approved an electric rate increase that’s less than half of what Xcel Energy had originally sought. On a 4-0 vote, the state Utilities Commission on Thursday approved a 2.7% rate increase for …

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    30 Mar 12
  • DinoBastian1

    A Level 3 Sex Offender living in New Ulm was arrested this week for violating his probation. 40-year-old Dino John Bastian was taken into custody after allegedly following someone. He will now likely face his …

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    30 Mar 12
  • State Hospital Patient Dies

    State officials have confirmed that a patient has died at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. The Minnesota Department of Human Services says the death happened Wednesday, but has declined to provide more information …

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    30 Mar 12
  • Flu

    The Minnesota Health Department says that flu cases are peaking across the state. The latest report shows that there were 2 deaths and 61 hospitalizations over the course of the last week, as well as …

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    30 Mar 12
  • BestBuy

    The relatively-new Best Buy store in Hutchinson is among 5 Best Buys in Minnesota that the company will be closing down. A total of 50 Best Buys are closing nationwide by sometime this fall, and …

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    30 Mar 12