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  • NUSteelShredder

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday spent well over an hour discussing alleged noise violations by New Ulm Steel and Recycling. The company began using an industrial metal shredder this year, and several nearby …

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    05 Sep 13
  • Dollars

    The McLeod County Board approved a preliminary budget for 2014 this week which calls for a 2.27% increase in the county’s property tax levy. McLeod County has had several years of no levy increases, with …

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    05 Sep 13
  • ArchbishopNienstedt

    Archbishop John Nienstedt is calling for federal reform that provides a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Minnesota told a group at the Saint Thomas Law School …

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    05 Sep 13
  • Dollars

    The Brown County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed property tax levy increase for next year of 3.19%. The $11,700 Brown County levy for 2014 is based on a draft 2014 county budget of …

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    04 Sep 13
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday reviewed the preliminary budget and tax levy for the city for 2014. The proposed property tax levy increase for New Ulm next year had been around $68,400, which …

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    04 Sep 13
  • RoadWorkPilotCar

    A $1.8-million project will get underway on Highway 212 near Olivia next week, and motorists can expect delays. Crews will be resurfacing the highway and completing other improvements from just east of Danube to the …

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    04 Sep 13
  • BackToSchool

    It’s Back To School time, which also means that it’s time to start sharing the road with school buses again. State Patrol Lieutenant Brian Reu reminds drivers to follow the state’s school bus laws. He …

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    03 Sep 13
  • DoveHunting

    The two-month season for Minnesotans to hunt doves is under way. The season opened Sunday and runs through the second Saturday in November. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters need a small-game license and …

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    02 Sep 13