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    The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission presented its annual Recognition Award to Sister Cities Volunteer Rick Isbell on Monday. Isbell was honored for his work finding activities for the incoming Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program …

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    08 Jan 13
  • PrescriptionDrugs

    The Renville County Drug Take-Back Program collected over 200-pounds of expired and unused medications during the first 8 months of the program last year. That’s in addition to nearly 110 pounds of medication collected in …

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    08 Jan 13
  • SchoolThreat

    Criminal charges are expected to be filed today (MON) against a juvenile Sleepy Eye male accused of making threats towards several area school districts on the website Facebook. The threats were reportedly made on Friday, …

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    07 Jan 13
  • RuralMinnesota

    A new survey by the St. Peter-based Center for Rural Policy and Development has found that businesses and community leaders generally believe that rural Minnesota has lost influence in decisions made in government and the …

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    07 Jan 13
  • Bloodmobile

    It’s that time of year when blood donations across the state tend to decline. Red Cross Spokesperson Sue Gonsior says that bad weather, flu and colds keep people away, but hundreds of units of blood …

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    07 Jan 13
  • Flu2

    An early start to the flu season in Minnesota has officials concerned. So far this season, more than 600 people have been hospitalized for influenza, compared to 552 for all of last year’s flu season. …

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    05 Jan 13
  • AllenQuist

    Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature. Quist announced Friday that he will run for the District 19A House seat being vacated by St. Peter Democrat …

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    05 Jan 13
  • DanEhrke

    The executive director of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce is resigning. Dan Ehrke has served as the head of the Glencoe Chamber for 7 years, but is leaving to take a job as a …

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    05 Jan 13