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  • Fire

    A fire in Vernon Center that destroyed most of a one-story home is being blamed on a spontaneous chemical combustion. Investigators say the fire began on the back porch of the home after rags used …

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    30 Jan 12
  • ChrisFarris1

    The sentencing of a St. Peter man accused of killing his infant son was delayed Friday. 28-year-old Christopher Farris pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder in Nicollet County Court in late November. The 3-month-old boy died …

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    30 Jan 12
  • Winthrop

    Winthrop Mayor Dave Trebelhorn on Friday announced that he will be running for re-election this year. He says he is 75% sure at this time that he will run. Trebelhorn is currentlly serving his 3rd …

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    30 Jan 12
  • AmyRomero

    A Missouri woman has been returned to Minnesota to face accusations that she left her newborn baby in some woods to die shortly after giving birth in 2001. 29-year-old Amy Ann Romero was arrested in …

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    30 Jan 12
  • Winthrop

    The City of Winthrop got a new fire chief this month. Lonnie Bacon is the new Winthrop fire chief after Mike Trebesch stepped down from the position. Trebesch served as fire chief for 8 years. …

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    27 Jan 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a proposal to switch to a 6-period school day at New Ulm High School next school year. District 88 Superintendent Harold Remme says that the …

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    27 Jan 12
  • MNDNR

    Landowners in 21 southwestern Minnesota counties can earn money by allowing public hunting on their private land through the DNR’s Walk-In Access program. The WIA program is entering its second year as a pilot program. …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Drought

    Minnesota’s current drought will likely mean much less flooding this spring. The National Weather service says this year’s lack of precipitation means area rivers will have a lower spring flow due to a smaller snow …

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    27 Jan 12