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  • Legislative session

    A bill passed Thursday in the House clarified that landowners are not required to put buffers along private ditches. District 19A House Representative Clark Johnson says the bill also clears up some other issues, including …

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    23 Apr 16
  • Madelia debris

    Crews with Rice Building Systems out of Sauk Rapids this week demolished two buildings in Madelia that were destroyed by a February fire. As the buildings come down it is a sign of the rebuilding …

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    23 Apr 16
  • methamphetamine

    A Mankato body shop owner was arrested Wednesday after he supplied his employees methamphetamine as a bonus. Forty-year-old Jesse Michael Seifert of Clear Choice Auto Body Repair was reported by an employee to the Minnesota …

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    22 Apr 16
  • St. James armory

    A 22-year-old man serving prison time for a conviction in a separate case has been sentenced for his involvement in a burglary at the St. James Armory. Rafael Carmona Junior was sentenced Tuesday in Watonwan …

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    22 Apr 16
  • Perkins fire

    Some volunteer fire departments in the state are facing a new hazard — a shortage of volunteers. Thankfully that’s not the case in New Ulm during a recent fire at Perkins Restaurant. Mayor Bob Beussman …

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    22 Apr 16
  • Bisonw

    Minnesota’s largest mammal, the bison, is in the process of being reintroduced to the Minnesota Landscape. Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Alex Watson says the herd at Minneopa State Park near Mankato is a small …

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    22 Apr 16
  • New Ulm Medical Center

    New Ulm Medical Center was recently named on two lists of top hospitals nationwide for patient experience and patient safety. This puts New Ulm Medical Center in top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide with the …

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    22 Apr 16
  • Yanping Wang

    A neon open sign remains in the front window of a massage business on South Minnesota Street in New Ulm that was recently part of an undercover prostitution sting. Fifty-two-year-old Yanping Wang was charged Wednesday …

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    21 Apr 16