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  • criminal charges

    The state Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a man who shot his ex-wife to death in front of their 3 children in a Mankato park in 2010. Forty-year-old Joel Munt was sentenced to …

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    16 Jun 16
  • man buried in trench

    The Michigan man who died when a trench collapsed on him in rural Blue Earth County Monday afternoon died from asphyxia due to chest compression. Twenty-eight-year-old David James Erickson of Ironwood Michigan was in a …

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    16 Jun 16
  • American Flag

    A Norseland native celebrated her military service and her 95th birthday June 11 by raising the American flag at the Twins game. Lorraine Struck spent two years as a U.S. Navy Nurse during World War …

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    16 Jun 16
  • Old County Buffet auctioning off store contents

    Old Country Buffet in Mankato locked its doors abruptly Tuesday morning and is now auctioning off the contents of the restaurant. Auction Nation is auctioning the entire contents of the building with bidding closing at …

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    16 Jun 16
  • Fort Ridgely State Park

    The Nicollet County Board is debating the impending closure of the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course by asking whether the entire park should be transitioned out of state ownership. The board passed a unanimous …

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    15 Jun 16
  • A tornado was confirmed near Pipestone Tuesday around 2 p.m.

    Severe storms swept through the region Tuesday afternoon leading to reports of multiple tornado sightings, wind damage and flash flooding. The National Weather Service reports 8 preliminary tornado sightings, but some could be multiple sights …

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    15 Jun 16
  • Habitat for Humanity

    As the ever-changing mortgage regulations and practices get more complicated, Brown County Habitat for Humanity is staying ahead of the trends by partnering with SouthPoint Financial Credit Union. Habitat’s model requires homeowners to contribute sweat …

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    15 Jun 16
  • prostitution

    Investigators from the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office and detectives from North Mankato, New Ulm and Mankato have arrested 3 suspects for a strictly juvenile-based prostitution sting. The sting took place in North Mankato and law …

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    15 Jun 16