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  • Flooding2014

    Approximately 20 Minnesota National Guard soldiers were deployed to the City of Henderson on Friday to assist Sibley County with flood response efforts. The troops were ordered to the flood-drenched community by Governor Dayton, and …

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    21 Jun 14
  • Festival

    Summer officially arrived this (SAT) morning, and the summer festival season is now underway in southern Minnesota. Friendship Days in the City of Nicollet kicked off Friday evening with food and carnival rides in the …

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    21 Jun 14
  • HarkinStore

    Visitors to the historic Harkin Store on Sunday will enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music as Carver Creek Bluegrass performs from 1-4pm. The family band of five siblings, formerly known as Monson Family Bluegrass, is …

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    21 Jun 14
  • FloodedFields

    This week’s heavy rains have extinguished the last remaining patch of drought in Minnesota. Thursday’s update from the US Drought Monitor shows the state completely free of drought and abnormally dry conditions. Minnesota Climatologist Pete …

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    20 Jun 14
  • Unemployment

    Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a point to 4.6% in May as employers added 10,300 jobs. State labor analyst Steve Hine says it was the strongest month of the year so far. …

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    20 Jun 14
  • SeniorCitizens

    The AARP announced Thursday that Minnesota is ranked first in the nation for the care we provide to seniors and people with disabilities. Minnesota scored top marks in the five areas measured: affordability and access, …

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    20 Jun 14
  • LylePearson

    The US House has approved a bill to name the VA community-based outpatient clinic in Mankato after late World War II hero Lyle Pearson. Congressman Tim Walz and the entire Minnesota delegation co-sponsored the legislation. …

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    19 Jun 14
  • LionsClub

    The Springfield Lions Club has disbanded after over 37 years of service to the community. Declining membership and lack of participation have been cited as the main reasons for the club disbanding, with it becoming …

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    19 Jun 14